Rear End Accident Lawyer
Seeking Compensation for Losses
Injured victims of rear-end collisions can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, scarring or disfigurement, loss of livelihood, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Families that have lost loved ones in rear-end collisions can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages such as medical and funeral costs, lost future income and loss of love and companionship.
The experienced California rear-end accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase have a long and successful track record of representing the rights of crash victims and their families. We offer a no-fee guarantee to our clients, which means we don't charge you any fees or costs until we recover compensation for you. Our team has what it takes to fight insurance companies and advocate for the rights of our seriously injured clients. Call us at (800) 561-4887 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
Some of Our Case Results
- $30,000,000.00 - Catastrophic Motorcycle Accident
- $9,800,000.00 - Motor Vehicle Accident
- $3,000,000.00 - Rear End Motorcycle Accident
- $2,360,000.00 - Wrongful Death Commercial Vehicle Accident
- $2,000,000.00 - Seatback Injury- Rear End
Rear End Accidents All Too Common
Rear-end car accidents occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the back of another. This is one of the most common types of car accidents we encounter on our roadways. Whether it's a fender-bender or a high-speed rear-end collision, these types of crashes have the potential to cause significant injuries or even fatalities.
The nature and extent of the injuries in rear-end collisions often depends on the speed at which a vehicle is struck, the point of impact and the types of vehicles that are involved in the collision. Anyone who has sustained injuries in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing would be well advised to obtain more information regarding his or her legal rights and options from an experienced California car accident lawyer.
Rear-End Accident Statistics
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), over the last three years, the agency has investigated nine rear-end accidents involving passenger or commercial vehicles. The result was 28 fatalities and 90 injuries. In 2012 alone, rear-end crashes resulted in 1,705 fatalities and represented almost half of all two-vehicle collisions in the United States. During the same year, there were more than 1.7 million rear-end crashes on our nation's highways resulting in 500,000 injuries.
Common Causes of Rear-End Car Accidents
There are a number of reasons why rear-end collisions occur. Her are some of the most common causes:
- Inattention: Driver inattention is one of the leading causes of rear-end collisions. Examples of inattention may include daydreaming or taking one's eyes off the road for a moment.
- Distracted driving: When drivers take their hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or attention away from the task of driving, a rear-end collision is often the result. Examples of distracted driving include texting, talking on the cell phone, talking to a passenger, eating, drinking, grooming, applying makeup, etc.
- Drowsy driving: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes nationwide are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. These result in about 1,550 fatalities, 71,000 injuries and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Driving while drowsy or fatigued often results in rear-end collisions.
- Excessive speed: Another common example of when rear-end collisions occur is when drivers exceed the posted speed limit or drive at a speed that is unsafe given traffic, roadway or weather conditions. When vehicles drive at an excessive or unsafe speed, they may not be unable to slow down in time to avoid vehicles in front of them.
- Impaired driving: Drivers who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs also commonly cause rear-end collisions.
The Element of Negligence
Any type of reckless or careless behavior on the part of an at-fault driver amounts to negligence in a rear-end collision. Often, the driver of the striking vehicle or the vehicle that rear-ends is determined to be at fault for a rear-end collision. However, in some cases, where there is evidence to show otherwise, exceptions could be made.
In order to prove negligence in a rear-end accident case, it is important to get as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Police reports, photographs from the scene and eyewitness statements are just some examples of evidence from the accident scene that can help bolster your case and put you in a position to receive maximum compensation for your losses.
Call us at (800) 561-4887 to schedule a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.