Lehigh Acres Rear End Collision Lawyer
Rear end collisions might be the most common type of car crash, but that does not make the rear end crash you were involved in any less traumatic or painful. And it does not make winning your personal injury claim any easier. If you were harmed in a rear end collision, regardless of your position on the road as the forward or following driver, the Lehigh Acres rear end collision lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. is prepared to gather evidence of fault, establish your damages, and file a claim on your behalf.
How did the Rear End Collision Happen if the Following Driver was at Fault?
Below are a few examples of the most common scenarios, in which the following or rearward driver should be held responsible for causing the rear end collision.
- The following driver was tailgating to make the forward driver speed up
- The following driver was drunk or falling asleep at the wheel
- The following driver was texting or distracted by their phone or their car’s dashboard screen
- The following driver was speeding or driving aggressively
- The following driver changed lanes suddenly during a slow down on the highway
How did the Rear End Collision Happen if the Forward Driver was at Fault?
The following/rearward driver is not always to blame in rear end collisions. Sometimes, the forward driver’s erratic behavior or carelessness ends up causing the wreck.
- Forward driver was driving at night with their lights off
- Just before the collision, the forward driver pulled out from a side street or intersection, violating right of way
- The forward driver changed lanes in front of the following driver, violating right of way
- The forward driver “punished” the following driver in a fit of road rage by slamming on the brakes
Common Injuries Victims of Rear End Collisions Often Sustain
About half of rear end collisions do not result in any injury for either party. But considering there are tens of thousands of rear end collisions in Florida every year, that still means that thousands of individuals are seriously harmed. And contrary to popular belief, serious injuries can occur at even low speed rear end crashes. Examples of injuries either the forward or following drivers might experience in a rear end collision include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Fractured knee caps
- Fractured shins or lower legs
- Facial lacerations
- Broken nose, cheekbone, or jaw
- Fractured teeth
- Lacerated tongue from biting down during the collision
- Broken arm
- Fractured vertebrae
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue injuries
Call a Lehigh Acres Rear End Collision Lawyer Today
Anyone injured in a rear end crash needs to be legally represented for fair compensation. Even if the other driver admitted fault to you at the scene of the crash, you still need to work with an attorney, because the other driver’s insurance company will not be so ready to admit fault or hand over the cash that your case deserves. Call the Lehigh Acres rear end collision lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.