Rear-end collisions are quite common, accounting for 29 percent of all vehicular crashes, often occurring in slow-moving city traffic as well as on highways. They are nearly always the result of negligence. Even when such accidents occur at low speed and cause little damage to the cars involved, they can still result in serious personal injuries. If you have been injured in a rear-end accident in California, you owe it to yourself to contact Compass Law Group, PC. We have impeccable credentials — including a 10.0 rating (Superb) from Avvo, a track record of success, and a well-earned reputation for effective, caring service.
Like all car accidents, rear-end collisions are jarring and disorienting. Because of the sudden jolt to the body, victims frequently sustain whiplash or back injuries that may not show symptoms until days after the crash. For this reason, it is very important to have a preemptive medical examination, even if you don’t believe you have been hurt. Many people who feel all right immediately after the collision have actually incurred painful long-term injuries.
Just as you should be proactive about your physical health after a rear-end accident, you should act promptly to protect your legal rights. This is why it is wise to contact (or have a loved one contact) our skilled attorneys as soon as possible. The more quickly you get in touch with us, the more likely we are to be able to:
Too many accident victims make the mistake of talking to insurance adjusters before seeking legal counsel and inadvertently make statements that may be used to weaken their case. Letting our experienced, savvy car accident attorneys handle your case from the very beginning can make all the difference in a just resolution.
It is easy to see why almost all rear-end collisions are considered to be the fault of the driver behind since 81 percent of such collisions occur when the front vehicle has already stopped. Because the rules of the road require all drivers to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of them and to be attentive at all times, it is almost always clear that the driver behind has not been obeying the law.
Common factors responsible for rear-end collisions include:
Of course, external factors, such as those listed below may also be a primary or contributory cause of a rear-end collision:
In some cases, therefore, fault lies with a third party, such as a car manufacturer or repair shop, or, depending on the location of the accident, the county, city or state agency responsible for maintaining the road in question. In such cases, Compass Law Group is fully prepared to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible third-party to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
In addition to the whiplash and upper back injuries that commonly result from rear-end collisions, if the cars are driving at high speed, many other disastrous injuries can occur, some resulting in long-term disability, including:
You should be aware that most airbags are not designed to deploy during rear-end collisions, putting you at greater risk of injury.
There are a great many components to being an excellent lawyer. The lead attorneys at Compass Law Group have strong skill sets that include:
Evidence of the inclusive nature of our practice is the fact that we are fluent in both Spanish and Farsi.
When you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the law entitles you to compensation for costs related to your injury. Depending on your particular situation, you may receive damages for:
If your family has suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one to wrongful death, Compass Law Group will fight to win you damages to pay for final medical costs, funeral costs, and loss of financial and emotional support.
Though it rarely happens, if you are found to bear some blame for a collision in which your car was rear-ended, our lawyers will still work hard to obtain damages for you. All states make provisions for comparative negligence, meaning the court assigns each party a percentage of blame. Here in California, we follow the principle of “pure comparative negligence,” which means that you can collect even if the court determines that you are more at fault than the other party — you will simply have your percentage of blame deducted from the awarded settlement.
No matter how simple or complex your rear-end collision case is, you will appreciate having our team on your side. Our goal as your car accident attorney is to see to it that you receive the damages you deserve for the harm you have suffered. We know how many emotional and financial, as well as physical, challenges you are confronting now and so are glad to be able to charge you no attorneys’ fees until we have brought your case to a successful conclusion.
Contact our dedicated rear-end accident attorneys today to schedule a free, initial consultation.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.