Car accidents should be a true concern for any driver. Everyday there are thousands of accidents on the roads in the United States. These accidents range in severity, as well as the type of collision that occurs. Accidents may involve high-speed impact, head-on collision, or side swiping, just to name a few. However, the most common type of car accident is a rear end collision. These car accidents may cause numerous physical and financial damages, including property damage, personal injury, and the financial cost of addressing these issues.
At the law firm of Froerer & Miles, P.C., our car accident attorneys help those involved in rear end car accidents in the Ogden, UT area collect just compensation for any damages that may have been suffered.
Damages of Rear End Car Accidents
While rear end car accidents often occur at intersections or in stop-and-go traffic, they can take place at any speed. Furthermore, most car bumpers are designed to absorb the impact of a collision at five miles per hour or less. As a result, even low-impact rear end accidents can result in severe property damage, as well as personal injury.
Some common types of rear end injuries include whiplash, back injuries, head and face injuries (from airbag deployment), and seatbelt injuries. Any of these injuries may require a lengthy recovery period and repeated medical treatment.
Victims of rear end collisions may be due financial compensation for a full range of physical, emotional, and financial damages. It is common for personal injury victims in rear end collisions to be compensated for the costs of medical treatment, the loss of wages (or the loss of wage-earning potential), and pain and suffering. Insurance companies are likely to try to minimize compensation, so it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side following such an accident.
The cornerstone of any car accident lawsuit is the proof of liability. For a personal injury victim to collect compensation for damages suffered, we must be able to show that the other driver was at fault for the accident. In rear end car accidents, the driver who collides with the back of the other vehicle is nearly always found to be at fault.
However, there are cases in which the leading driver may be found to share in the fault of the accident. This may include cases in which a driver suddenly reverses, cases where the brake lights of the leading vehicle are faulty, or cases in which the driver of a disabled vehicle fails to use hazard lights or get their vehicle off the road.
Whether an injury victim of a rear end accident was in the leading or trailing vehicle, it is worth discussing the accident with one of our experienced car accident attorneys to determine who should be liable for the damages of the accident.
Schedule an Appointment
If you’ve been injured in a rear end car accident and would like to learn more about your legal rights, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. The experienced car accident attorneys at the law firm of Froerer & Miles, P.C. can answer any questions you may have regarding your rear end collision and your right to financial compensation.