Dallas Read-End Accident Attorney

What is a Rear-End Impact Collision?

A rear-end accident occurs when one vehicle collides into the back of another. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, around 30% of auto accidents are rear-end collisions. This type of automobile accident typically happens when one vehicle is stopped at an intersection while the other approaches too rapidly, either without braking or not having enough distance to brake in time. Another occasion is when both vehicles are in motion and the lead car abruptly stops, which then results in a collision with the car behind.

The following are the common factors in rear-end impact collisions:

  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Speeding
  • Poor weather/road conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Worn brakes or tires

Rear-End Accident Injuries

The most common injury associated with this kind of collision is whiplash. Whiplash injuries occur when the neck is forced to exceed its normal range of motion, straining the muscles and ligaments which results in soreness or tenderness for weeks. If the injury persists beyond that time frame, it might be an indication of further damage to the neck or spine.

Spine and back injuries are also common in rear-end collisions. These can result in complete or partial quadriplegia, extensive medical treatment and physical therapy to restore any function of the limbs. Head injuries can derive from air bag deployment due to the blunt force of impact caused by the accident.

Helping Clients to Determine Liability

In order to be eligible for compensation, there must be indisputable evidence that you were not responsible for the accident and that another party was. Generally, liability goes to the driver who was behind. However, there are some occasions when determining liability, such as multi-vehicle accidents or when a car is backing out of a parking lot.

It’s imperative to collect information related to the accident, such as:

  • Names of people involved
  • Contact information of all parties
  • Descriptions of events
  • Witness testimony, if available

At Gresham, P.C., our firm can extensively investigate your case. We work closely with experts in the medical, engineering and accident reconstruction field in order to determine your legal options. Don’t let the insurance companies limit or deny your claim, let our Dallas car accident attorney protect your rights.

Do not hesitate to contact our firm for an initial free consultation.

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