Rear-End Accident Attorneys
Helping You Fight for Fair Compensation
Rear-end accidents—where a motorist crashes into the car in front of them—are incredibly common. Though these types of accidents can be relatively mild, they can also result in serious, long-lasting injuries. When they occur at high speeds, rear-end collisions can even be fatal.
If you were rear-ended by a distracted or negligent driver, our rear-end accident attorneys can help you fight to hold them accountable. Though these claims may seem straightforward, there are a number of ways in which a negligent driver can attempt to avoid liability. At Dunk Law Firm, we bring over 16 years of legal experience to our personal injury practice, as well as a proven record of success in all types of car accident claims. Our team can help you seek fair compensation for your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our firm has several office locations and proudly serves clients throughout the nation.
Types of Injuries Commonly Caused by Rear-End Collisions
When a vehicle slams into another vehicle that is moving more slowly or has stopped, the force of the impact can cause passengers in both the front and rear vehicles to sustain serious, debilitating injuries. The severity of these injuries typically increases with the speed at which the crash occurred.
Rear-end collisions commonly lead to the following injuries:
- Neck and back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Head and facial injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue damage
- Injuries to the arms, legs, hands, or feet
Such catastrophic injuries often necessitate immediate medical attention and ongoing rehabilitative care. Victims may be unable to work while they recover and, when their injuries lead to permanent disability, they may never be able to return to work and earn a living. This can create serious financial hardships for victims and their loved ones, even as they struggle to keep up with mounting medical bills and other costs associated with the accident.
At Dunk Law Firm, our rear-end accident attorneys can help you build a case aimed at recovering all of the compensation you are owed. This means fighting for compensation for your current and future medical bills, current and future lost wages, reduced quality of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Who Is Liable in Rear-End Accidents?
While it may seem obvious that the driver of the rear vehicle is to blame for a rear-end accident—something that is often true—this is not always the case. There are certain circumstances in which the driver of the front vehicle could be partially or even totally at fault.
For example, if the front vehicle is missing taillights or if its taillights are not working properly, the driver of the rear vehicle may not have realized that the front vehicle was slowing or stopping. Because motorists are responsible for ensuring that all of their vehicles’ parts are in proper working order, the owner of a car with defective or broken taillights could be liable.
Additionally, when rear-end collisions involve multiple vehicles, liability becomes more complex. The motorist in the back of a line of cars who rear ends the vehicle in front of them, causing it to then rear end the car in front of it, could be liable for all of the damages caused by the accident.
Another example of when the rear vehicle’s driver may not be completely or even somewhat liable for an accident is when another motorist backs out of a parking space or driveway without checking their surroundings. Failing to look out and/or yield the right-of-way to another driver could constitute negligence and, in such cases, the driver of the rear vehicle might not be liable.
In any case, rear-end collisions are not always simple, straightforward matters. It’s important that you work with a qualified rear-end accident attorney who can help determine liability in your case.
Put a Powerful Legal Team on Your Side
After a rear-end accident, you could find yourself having a more difficult time collecting compensation for your damages than you anticipated. The liable driver’s insurance company may try to argue that you were partially, mostly, or even fully at fault for the accident. They might dispute the severity of your injuries or the validity of your medical treatment. Remember, their goal is to protect their bottom line—not your right to a fair recovery.
At Dunk Law Firm, we fight to maximize our clients’ recoveries. We are not afraid of taking on major insurance providers and, if necessary, pursuing your case in court. Our team truly cares about each and every one of our clients, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to recover the compensation our clients need to get back on their feet and move forward with their lives.
Your time to file a claim is limited and depends on where the accident occurred. Get in touch with us right away to avoid missing your deadline to file. We offer contingency fees, meaning you do not owe us anything unless/until we recover compensation for you.
Call us at (800) 674-9339 to schedule a free initial consultation today.
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