What Is a Rear-End Accident?
Carolyn, a car accident client of the firm.
A rear-end collision occurs when an automobile or a truck crashes into
the automobile in front of it. Rear-end collisions are usually the result
of driver inattention, driver distraction or simply poor driving habits
(as in impatient driving or tailgating). Rear-end collisions can range
from minor accidents at low speeds to serious fatal collisions at higher
speeds. Even at relatively low speeds, the impact of a moving vehicle
hitting a stationary vehicle from behind can cause serious and painful
whiplash injuries to the drivers and passengers in the vehicle in front.
Legal Help After a Rear-End Collision
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we devote a large part of our practice
to handling car accident claims. Over the years, we have seen first-hand
how rear-end collisions can cause extremely painful and debilitating neck
and back injuries for accident victims. These painful injuries can cause
migraines, inflammation, stiffness, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty
sleeping, among a host of other complications. For this reason, we take
these cases very seriously and therefore vigorously pursue maximum financial
compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, a
Long Beach car accident attorney from our firm can provide you with caring and compassionate legal assistance
during this difficult time.
Rear-end collisions are no laughing matter, in cases where there are enhanced
speeds, such accidents can lead to permanent injuries such as herniation,
traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries, or in the most serious cases,
wrongful death. This is especially the case for rearmost passengers in a minivan; due
to the short rear crumple zone, these passengers are more likely to be
seriously injured or killed in a rear-end collision.
Long Beach Car Accident Attorney
For insurance purposes, the driver of the car that rear-ends the vehicle
in front of them is almost always considered legally liable for causing
the accident. This means that if you were rear-ended by another vehicle,
then you should be able to file a claim against the other driver's
insurance company for all of your economic and non-economic losses caused
by the accident.
If you've been injured in a car accident, then it's absolutely
critical that you enlist the services of a good attorney. Without hiring
your own legal representation, the insurance company will make every attempt
to reduce the value of your claim, which can cost you thousands of dollars
down the road when you realize your losses were not fully covered. At
McGee, Lerer & Associates, we will look out for your best interests
from the moment we take on your case, and we will pursue ample compensation
so that your settlement reflects the true value of what your case is worth.
Contact a Long Beach car accident lawyer from the firm to schedule your initial consultation – call today!