Most people will be in a car accident at some point in their lives. One of the most common incidents is a rear-end accident, and they can also become the most complicated. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our rear-end car accident attorneys are ready to get to work investigating what happened in your crash. We will not let you get pushed around by aggressive insurance companies. Let us secure the compensation you need to get through this today.
Rear-end crashes are often referred to as “fender benders,” but that term can be misleading. While some rear-end collisions are minor, many are severe and result in serious injuries. Even rear-end collisions that do not result in much vehicle damage can result in injuries to the people involved. Some of the most common injuries we see in a rear-end collision incident include:
These injuries range in severity, and they all require medical attention. Even minor injuries can lead to major and unexpected medical expenses. Serious injuries can result in a victim incurring major medical bills, lost income, and even permanent disability.
During the latest reporting year in PA, there were more than 128,000 vehicle crashes. More than 1,100 people lost their lives, and more than 80,000 were injured. Out of these crashes, 22.5% were rear-ended collisions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the most common cause of rear-end collisions includes:
In most of these cases, a driver was following the vehicle in front of them too closely. In many cases, a rear-end collision is the result of a chain-reaction event involving multiple vehicles. When this happens, the situation can become very complex when assigning liability. In many rear-end collisions, the insurance carrier of an at-fault driver will try to assign blame to the other party involved in an attempt to lower the amount of money they have to pay in a settlement. A Bensalem rear-end collision attorney will be able to help you navigate these tactics.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end car accident and you are not sure what to do next, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If another person was at fault in this crash, you can count on the Dan Doyle Law Group to get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This could include: