The most common type of car accident is the rear-end collision. There are approximately 2.5 million rear-end accidents in the United States every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29.6 percent of all car accidents are rear-impact crashes.
Causes of Rear-End Car Accidents
- Distracted driving (talking on cell phone, rubbernecking, texting, adjusting the radio, etc.)
Injuries from Rear–End Accidents Can Be Severe
High-speed rear-end crashes with a forceful impact can result in serious injury or, less frequently, death. Insurance companies like to argue that low-speed rear-end collisions with low to moderate impact do not cause serious injuries. Jury awards and scientific evidence clearly show that serious injuries—typically neck and low back injuries—are caused by even low-impact accidents. One painful and debilitating injury frequently caused by a rear impact is a herniated disc. Serious herniated disc injuries may require cervical or lumbar spinal fusion surgery.
Our Attorneys Are Here to Help You File a Claim for Compensation After a Rear-End Accident
Although rear-end collisions look clear-cut because the car that causes the accident from the rear is presumed to be at fault, that doesn’t mean the insurance company will readily pay full compensation for all your injuries. They will look for any reason to reduce the amount they offer in settlement.
That’s why in this kind of accident in particular, it is much more effective to have an experienced attorney on your side who has the knowledge and resources to prove that your injuries may permanently change your life and to make certain that you receive an adequate recovery.
If you’ve suffered injury from being rear-ended in a car accident, we encourage you to give us a call to discuss your legal options for recovering compensation. Attorney Jim Dodson has many years of experience defending the rights of injured car accident victims, and we’re standing by to help you. Our office headquarters is located in Clearwater, but we have offices throughout central Florida and will also come to you. Call 888-815-6398 today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.