Nearly 3 in 10 car accidents are rear-end collisions—making it the most common manner of collision. Luckily, rear-end accidents are less likely to be fatal. Like many other types of auto accidents, rear-end collisions are often the result of inattention or distraction by a driver or tailgating. Even if the accident isn’t fatal, injuries and vehicle damage are a real concern for the millions of drivers involved in this type of accident every year.
Whiplash is an injury that is a common occurrence in a rear-end collision car accident. Whiplash is the result of the car being struck from behind, often with great force, causing injury to the cervical vertebrae and adjacent soft tissue. The body jerks forward while the head snaps back and then forward. Whiplash may cause stiffness to the neck and back area, but also may result in more severe injuries such as herniated or bulging discs.
The general rule with rear-end collisions is that the person at fault is the one who was following too closely to the vehicle in front of it. There are exceptions to this general rule, such as a motorist could claim that the other driver created a hazardous situation that could not be avoided and is thus at fault.
The Truth About Insurance Companies
After a rear-end collision, a driver will have to deal with the insurance company. You may be offered a settlement from the insurance company, but it might not be in your best interest to settle. Before speaking to the opposing party’s insurance company, speak to a Phoenix accident attorney to help with your claim.
How Beauchamp Law Can Help You
All law firms are not created equal. The Phoenix accident attorneys of Oracle Law Group are here to discuss the possibility of pursuing a claim for your losses from your rear-end accident. While other law offices will have a paralegal evaluate your case, Beauchamp Law will always have an attorney evaluate your personal injury claim.
We have a Registered Nurse on staff, who is also a licensed attorney, that brings compassion and warmth to our legal services. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life, so we will try to alleviate some of that stress by keeping you apprised of what is happening with your case so you can make informed, educated decisions when necessary.
We serve clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities throughout the State of Arizona.
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