One of the most common accident types is a rear-end collision accident. And while most of these accidents can be categorized as minor fender-benders that don’t result in serious injuries or damages, some rear-end accidents are serious, leaving victims with high property damage costs and serious injuries.
Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys at the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers can help you prove fault, valuate your damages, and seek compensation if you’ve been in a rear-end crash. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.
Rear-End Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries
Rear-end crashes have the potential to be serious, especially when they occur at high speeds. In fact, rear-end crashes can even be fatal. Serious injuries that may result from a rear-end collision include:
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Facial injuries;
- Bone fracture injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Seat belt injuries; and
- Traumatic brain injuries.
This list is not inclusive, nor does it speak to the psychological injuries that a person harmed in a rear-end collision may incur post-crash, including depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Who’s Liable for Damages after a Rear-End Crash?
In order to recover compensation after a rear-end crash, you will need to prove the fault of the responsible driver. There is an incorrect assumption made about rear-end crashes that the driver in the rear who hits the driver in the vehicle in the front is always at fault, and that rear-end crashes are only ever a result of following too closely. But this is hardly true; other causes of rear-end crashes include improper and sudden stopping, defective brake lights, illegal lane changes, intentionally tapping brakes, distracted driving, and more.
Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your crash to determine the precise cause of your accident and assist you in your claim for damages. If you have been blamed for the accident by virtue of being the rear driver, we can help you to fight this accusation and present evidence to the contrary. In addition to investigating your crash and proving fault (including hiring experts and paying for all up-front experts’ fees), we will also build your claim, organize documentation, determine the value of your claim, send a demand letter to the appropriate party, review and negotiate your settlement, and even take your case to court if necessary.
Reach Out to Our Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers Today
A rear-end crash, even one that happens at low speeds, could result in significant damages. When a crash occurs through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated, and you need an advocate on your side to help you maximize your settlement.
Our Los Angeles rear-end car injury lawyers are here to help. With years of experience behind our name and a strong reputation in the community, we are the team that you can count on. For your free consultation with our personal injury lawyers, please call us today or send us a message requesting your free case review.