Rear End Car Collisions
Rear end collisions are not only dangerous but are among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. They are especially dangerous mainly because motorists are caught off guard when the accident occurs. Our bodies are not capable of withstanding the sudden force and unexpected nature from the impact that a rear end collision can generate. According to the National Safety Council, there are more than 250 million rear end collisions reported each year. Most times, party who rear ended another other vehicle is cited by police for causing the accident or given a traffic citation since the at fault party was likely speeding, driving recklessly, following a car too closely, or simply driving inattentively.
Rear end collisions can cause serious injury to the entire human body including cervical and lumbar spine injuries. Car accidents such as these can be attributed to 35 percent of all spinal cord injuries. Approximately 20 percent of people in these types of accidents also have a whiplash injury. Injuries to the neck and back are painful and sometimes require surgical repair. More serious injuries can include fractured vertebrae, a traumatic brain injury and even death.
Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that the law requires for the protection of other persons, or those interests of other persons that may be affected by the want of such care. This includes a duty to drive vehicles at safe distance and within applicable speed limits. The faster we drive the less time we have to react. When safe stopping distances or reaction times are less because of following too closely read end collisions will happen.
In a rear end accident, many drivers are negligent. But our experience negligence drivers will do all they can to avoid legal liability at any cost. The same applies for insurance companies whom they defend. In a rear end car accident, accident characteristics like time, speed, and distance may be used for or against an injured party in car, auto, and motor vehicle crashes. This information and other evidence can help prove obvious negligence of another driver.
Property damage, landmarks, and even skid marks can also prove just how fast a vehicle was traveling prior to impact, and whether a driver ever applied their breaks or just negligently failed to keep a proper look out causing a crash.
In read end accidents with trucks, big rigs, or other commercial vehicles, computer and electric data recorders can also provide useful information and other evidence to help prove negligence of another.
Our car accident lawyers know how to mine this data to help prove our client's cases. Without this information, insurance companies will try to use any lack of evidence to help deny an obvious accident claim. Others may suggest the rear end crash was a low impact or that the injuries sustained in a rear end accident are pre-existing in nature or unrelated to the collision. We know how to find the answers and to use it in court so that our clients can recover maximum compensation.Representing Miami Car Accident Victims in Rear Collisions Since 1970
Our car accident attorneys in Miami have represented numerous accident victims involved in rear end accident cases. Common types of rear end collision cases are unusually due to negligent, careless, or reckless acts, including:
- Distracted Driving
- Accidents from Following Too Closely
- Texting and Driving Drunk Driving
- DUI/DWI Car Accidents
- Hit and Run Car Accidents
- Chain Reaction Car Accidents
- Accidents from Following Too Closely
- Aggressive Driving
- Careless Driving
- Reckless Driving
As with any motor vehicle accident, it is important to seek prompt medical attention and document all injuries right away. It's not uncommon for some car accident victims to realize they are injured the after the initial impact of the accident at a time when it is too late to properly document the injuries sustained due to the accident. This lack of proper medical documentation can make it difficult to recover for the medical expenses incurred.
Insurance companies typically will attempt to use any delay in documenting or reporting your medical condition or delay in seeking medical treatment to their advantage. Even in car accidents where the negligence of another driver is obvious such as in a rear end or head on collision case, one must document all injuries, take photographs of both vehicles, obtain the names of witnesses, and even ask for a written statement. Sometimes witnesses don't remember what they observed or it can be difficult down the road to locate them. So getting all witness accounts of how the accident occurred can be critical.
Whether a car accident involves an uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist our Miami car accident lawyers understand the facts that you will need to prove at trial and win your case. Our car injury attorneys will help you show the other parties that you will fight to be fairly compensated for the unexpected injuries that you now have to deal with. As with many personal injury law firms in Miami, Florida Gerson & Schwartz, PA always offers free case consultations. All cases are also handled under contingent fees. Though we are lawyers, we also drive on the local roads and highways in Florida just like you. So we recognize the desire to have your life back to normal after you have been injured in a car crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end collision, or any other type of car accident in Miami contact us by calling (305) 371-6000 or email email@example.com.Serving Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County Rear End Crash Accident Victims
The Miami law offices of Gerson & Schwartz, PA handle all types of car accident and injury cases including rear end collisions throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, and other areas of South Florida. An experienced lawyer can help protect and enforce your legal rights. If a driver is negligent, he will be legally responsible to cover all of the victim's expenses associated with the accident.Miami Injury Lawyers Representing Auto, Car, and Motor Vehicle Accident Victims for Over 40 Years
Our Miami injury law firm has represented numerous car accident victims involved in rear end collisions. Whether the accident involves an uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist our Miami car accident lawyers understand the facts that you will need to prove at trial and win your case. Our experienced attorneys will help you show the other parties that you will fight to be fairly compensated for the unexpected injuries that you now have to deal with.
As with many personal injury law firms Gerson & Schwartz, PA always offers free case consultations. We drive on the local roads and highways in Florida just like you, and we recognize the desire to have your life back to normal after you have been injured in a car crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end collision, motorcycle accident, or other type of motor vehicle accident contact us by calling (305) 371-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami law offices of Gerson & Schwartz, PA handle all types of car accident and injury cases including rear end collisions throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, and other areas of South Florida.