Get Help from a Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer
Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of collisions on public
roadways. While they can range in severity from a simple tap or minor
fender bender to devastating high-speed collisions, all rear-end wrecks
have the potential to cause injuries. When victims who have been rear-ended
are injured, they may be able to recover their damages, including their
medical bills and pain and suffering, by pursuing a
personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end accident, our
team at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has the experience
and resources to help guide you through the legal process and toward a
recovery you deserve. Over the years, our attorneys have helped numerous
car accident victims across Eastern Pennsylvania when they needed it most – and
we are ready to see how we can help you.
Call (267) 419-6422 for a FREE consultation.
Rear-End Accidents & Liability
Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle collides into the back of another.
These can happen for many different reasons, but often they are the result
of driver inattention and negligence. Some common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- Driver distraction, including texting and cell phone use
Driver impairment, alcohol or drugs
- Excessive speed or following too close
- Poor visibility or road conditions
- Failure to signal or unsafe lane changes
- Defective brakes or auto parts
In order for victims to make a recovery of their economic and non-economic
damages following a rear-end accident, it must be shown that another driver
or party was at fault for causing the collision. This requires an investigation
into the incident and a clear and convincing presentation of fault and
liability. In some cases, such as when defective brakes prevent a vehicle
from stopping in time, product liability may need to be applied.
Over the years, Pennsylvania car accident attorneys have worked with many
victims of rear-end accidents. Depending on the unique facts of the collision,
these accidents resulted in a range of injuries, including some of the
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Head trauma or concussions
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and lacerations
After being involved in a rear-end crash, seeking a timely evaluation with
a doctor is important not only to your health, but to having the necessary
documentation to verify your injuries. Some people may not want to see
a doctor, or think that their injuries will go away on their own. Unfortunately,
pain and injuries may not present themselves until time passes after a
wreck, and there can be medical issues you are not aware of until you
get a proper evaluation. By waiting, you not only risk missing out on
treating your injuries and experiencing pain later on, but you also run
the risk that an insurance company will attempt to use your lack of timely
treatment to allege that you were not really hurt, even though you were
in pain the whole time.
Learn More About Your Rights During a Complimentary Case Review
Because time is of the essence following a wreck, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer
& Kupersmith, P.C. offers free consultations to help you get started
learning about your rights and your potential case. There are not obligations
to seeking a case review, and if you choose to work with our firm, there
are no up-front fees and no fees unless we win.
Get started on the path toward recovering your damages by
contacting us for a FREE consultation.