Los Angeles Rear-End Accident Lawyers
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.
According to the National Traffic Safety Bureau, there were over 1.7 million rear-end collisions in 2012. They are some of the most common types of car accidents in the United States. These accidents cost millions of dollars every year. Fortunately, another driver’s negligence does not need to cost you. There are plenty of Los Angeles car accident attorneys. Work with them to get the compensation you need. If you get rear-end car accident injuries, you can get compensation for lost wages, medical fees, disfigurement or disability, and damaged property.
Common Rear-End Car Accident Injuries
This is one of the most common rear-end car accident injuries. The soft tissue damage of whiplash happens when there is a sudden and violent movement on the neck or head.
The injuries can be severe if the driver did not have time to move away or brace for the impact. Most people who suffer this type of injury have a sore and painful neck for over a week.
2. Airbag Injuries
The airbags in your car won’t deploy unless your accident occurred at more than 20 miles per hour. For rear-end car accidents, they do not display. They may cause burn injuries to your face or scalp. The impact may also lead to broken ribs or bones.
3. Back Injuries
Even though back injuries are not common in rear-end car accidents, they are possible. The impact can lead to compression of the spine. It may lead to soreness or extreme low back pain.
4. Spinal Cord Paralysis
Severe cases, brain, and spinal injury may lead to paralysis. The extent of paralysis may vary depending on the parts that were affected during the crash and the severity of injuries. Injury to certain parts of the brain or spinal discs increases your chances of paralysis.
5. Facial Disfigurement
Rear-end injuries do not always cause facial disfigurement. However, it can be very serious if it happens. If your face hits something in the car, your problem may be more than just cosmetic. Facial injuries may include; a broken nose, detached retina, and broken cheekbone.
6. Head and Brain Injuries
These can be some of the most serious rear-end collision accidents. If you suffer a head injury, you see a doctor no matter how minor it may seem. You head can be impaled even if the airbags deployed properly. Head injuries can cause lacerations, severe pain, swelling, loss of consciousness, and bruising. Traumatic Brain Injury can be fatal.
The symptoms of brain and head injuries may not be apparent from the start, symptoms to look out for include;
· Impaired speech
· Chronic fatigue
· Reduced cognitive performance
The biggest danger of rear-end car accident injuries is that they are not always apparent from the start. Some may take up to weeks before they are noticeable. Without the right help, the injuries can be fatal.
If you need help seeking compensation for your injuries after a rear-end car accident, contact El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers today and get a free consultation.
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 213-985-1120 today or send us a message requesting your free case review.
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