Milwaukee Rear-End Accident Lawyers
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Rear-end accidents are some of the most common car accidents in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. At low speeds, rear-end accidents often result in minor injuries and vehicle damage; at high speeds, they can be deadly.
If you wereinjured or lost a loved one in a rear-end accident, reach out to the experienced legal team at Dunk Law Firm. If someone else was at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. These cases are not always as straightforward as you may think; it’s important that you work with a qualified Milwaukee rear-end accident attorney who can help you pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive.
Common Rear-End Accident Injuries
Rear-end accidents can result in some of the most serious types of injuries. When a vehicle hits another vehicle that is either moving slowly or stopped entirely, passengers in both vehicles can sustain severe, even life-threatening injuries. Rear-end accident injuries also tend to have long-lasting implications, requiring extensive and ongoing medical treatment and care. In some cases, victims may be temporarily unable to return to work or may even be rendered permanently disabled.
Some of the most common rear-end accident injuries include:
- Seatbelt-related injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Serious cuts and lacerations
- Facial injuries
- Arm and wrist injuries
At Dunk Law Firm, we understand the serious implication these types of injuries can have on your everyday life. Our attorneys are here to help you seek full and fair compensation so that you can focus on healing.
Is the Rear Car Always Liable?
In a rear-end accident, there is a commonplace assumption that the rear car is always fully liable for the collision. Yet this is not always the case. There are situations when liability can be placed partially, mostly, or entirely on the car in front, making it all the more important to establish and prove liability with the assistance of our attorneys.
For example, liability could be unclear in these three situations:
- Defective taillights: If the front car has defective or broken taillights, then it might be unclear when they are applying the brake, increasing the risk of someone behind them rear-ending them. The risk only increases further if the front car with defective taillights comes to an unplanned stop with no stop sign or streetlight.
- Parking lot accidents: Many accidents in parking lots are caused by drivers backing up out of a spot without checking to see if there are any approaching vehicles first. Even though the rear car might cause the most damage in many of these collisions, they might be the least liable driver.
- Multicar collisions: There are also times when a multiple car crash makes one car to bounce into the vehicle in front of it due to the force of another car hitting it, somewhat like a domino effect. The driver in the back of the line of cars could be found partially liable for damages to them all, even if their car did not directly impact some of the other vehicles.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
If you were involved in a rear-end accident, either as the front or rear vehicle, our Milwaukee rear-end accident lawyers can help you understand your legal options and develop a personalized strategy aimed at securing maximum compensation on your behalf. Here, we truly care about you and your future; our legal team is prepared to work tirelessly for you.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, we can help you seek compensation for:
- All medical expenses related to the accident
- Lost income/wages, including future lost income/wages
- Lost or reduced earning ability (disability)
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Vehicle repair/property damage repair costs
Immediately after the accident, make sure to get proper medical treatment, even if you do not believe you are seriously injured. Then, contact the attorneys at our firm for a free and confidential consultation. In Wisconsin, you typically only have three years from the date of the accident to bring your claim. However, the sooner we are able to start gathering evidence and building your case, the better.
Call (414) 206-1295 to discuss your situation with a lawyer at Dunk Law Firm.
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