Have you been injured in a San Diego rear-end accident? Has that accident left you debilitated and in pain? Have you been experiencing headaches or other symptoms? Are you worried about the cost of your medical treatments or other expenses? Did someone else’s reckless driving cause the accident?
The Levinson Law Group only handles vehicle collision cases, including auto versus auto, car versus truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian. We are experts at every phase of a vehicle crash, from the investigation to settlement and trial if necessary. Gordon Levinson used to represent some of the biggest insurance companies in North America. He knows the insurance game from both sides of the table. Our years of insider knowledge are on your side.
What to Do After a Rear-End Collision
In the aftermath of a rear-end accident, you may be feeling confused about what to do next, you may even be injured. For this reason, it helps to understand the steps to take after the crash. Below is a list of steps to take after an accident:
- Call 911.
- Promptly seek medical care. Delayed symptoms following a car accident are common.
- Exchange contact and insurance information.
- Take photos of the scene of the accident.
- Collect contact information from any witnesses.
- Hire an experienced car accident attorney.
The Levinson Law Group is different from other personal injury law firms because they have years of expertise dealing with car accidents of all kinds. Put our experience, expertise and insider knowledge on your side. We accept cases on a contingent fee basis. That means if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.
Rear-End Collisions Statistics
According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for roughly 29 percent of all crashes and are the most frequently occurring type of crash. They often result in a significant number of deaths and injuries every year.
The majority of rear-end collisions happen when the lead vehicle is moving slowly or is stopped. The majority of rear-end crashes, 59 percent, in the NHTSA report were caused by a stopped lead vehicle.
Another report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed that roughly 50 percent of all two-vehicle crashes in the United States were rear-end collisions. Even at low speeds, this type of accident can be disastrous and even fatal.
Causes of Rear-End Accidents
Car accidents, including rear-end crashes, can occur for numerous reasons. Some of the most common causes of rear-end accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical problems – an improperly maintained vehicle can cause issues.
- Distracted driving
- A change in speed – a rear-end collision can happen when a driver needs to hit the brakes suddenly and the car behind them does not have the time to react.
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while fatigued
Common Injuries Rear-End Crash Injuries
There can be several kinds of injuries sustained in a rear-end crash. Some of them may be immediately apparent, while others may be delayed. Examples of the most common rear-end injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Back pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Liability in Rear-End Collisions
Generally, in rear-end collisions involving two vehicles, the fault will likely lie with the driver who rear-ends the car in front of them. However, resolving such a case is not always straightforward. In many cases, the driver who is rear-ended is not considered to be at fault. The details of the accident are what determines how a case is handled.
Things can look different if you are involved in a multiple-car crash. Liability in an accident can change if multiple vehicles are involved in a chain crash. Often, chain reaction accidents involve many different drivers who may have been acting carelessly. This means that bringing a personal injury lawsuit may be especially challenging.
Compensation in Rear-End Collisions
If you were injured in a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and damages you sustained. Multiple parties may be responsible for the accident, and even if you are partially at fault, you may still recover compensation.
Injured rear-end accident victims have two paths to compensation, economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are meant to compensate you for actual economic losses and can be easily calculated. Examples of economic damages include:
- Medical expenses in the past and future
- Loss of earning capacity in the past and future
Noneconomic damages are subjective. Examples of noneconomic damages include:
- Physical pain in the past and future
- Mental anguish in the past and future
- Physical impairment in the past and future
The Levinson Law Group Rear-End Accident Lawyers Stand Ready to Help
If you or someone you love was injured in a rear-end crash, give our San Diego car accident lawyers a call. We can answer any questions you have about what happened. If you decide to file a compensation claim, we will work with you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
When you decide to work with The Levinson Law Group, you can rest assured that you will have someone in your corner throughout the entire process. To learn more about your options, give The Levinson Law Group a call at 760-840-2304. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.