Rear-End Accidents

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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.

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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.

Rear-End Injuries

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 most common:

  • 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.

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