Rear-End Accidents

Greater Sacramento Car Accident Attorneys – (916) 655-5555

By many evaluations of crash accident statistics collected throughout the country and by several safety organizations, including the National Safety Council (NSC), rear-end accidents are among the most common types of car accidents. People often try to assume that the driver that struck the back bumper of the other vehicle must be to blame, but this is not guaranteed. There is always a chance that driver could duck some liability with a clever argument or supporting evidence.

Anyone who has been in a rear-end accident that was not their fault should come to Caraway Injury Attorneys to talk to our Greater Sacramento personal injury lawyers about filing a personal injury claim. With our highly experienced legal professionals on your side, we can help you ensure that no liability for your rear-end accident ends up unfairly on your shoulders. A maximized compensation amount for your recovery and your own comfort are our top priorities.

Call (916) 655-5555 to discuss the details of your case with our team.

Leading Causes for Rear-End Accidents

As stated previously, the National Safety Council has conducted studies of crash data and accident reports to see what sort of collisions are the most common, and why. Rear-end accidents were found to make up nearly half of all the car crashes in the country in any given year, averaging nearly 2,500,000 annually. While a slim percentage of those crashes were actually caused by the front car backing up into the rear vehicle, it is still important to understand the real cause of the rear-end accident to increase the strength of your claim.

Six leading causes of rear-end accidents, not in any particular order, include:

  1. Tailgating
  2. Speeding
  3. Distraction
  4. Intoxication
  5. Sudden vehicle failures
  6. Poorly-designed roads

Two of the aforementioned reasons behind rear-end collisions – vehicle and road defects – are not necessarily or entirely the fault of the driver in the rear vehicle. When these factors come into play, complex liability elements will enter the case as complications. More than ever, you will want our Greater Sacramento personal injury attorneys working with you to help sort through the details and protect your right to recovery.

Whiplash Injuries in Rear-End Accidents

People who are struck from behind in a rear-end accident are highly likely to suffer whiplash, an injury to the neck, upper spine, and lower skull. Whiplash is caused when the neck jolts backwards and forwards suddenly and without meaning to do so. The sudden jarring motion can tear tendons, bruise bone, dislocate vertebrae, and cause many other serious health conditions. Since whiplash caused in low-speed rear-end collisions is often not noticeable right away but is no less serious, it is important for anyone in a crash to see their doctor as soon as possible. Otherwise, the injury could worsen rapidly as time goes on and the amount of recoverable compensation will decrease.

Symptoms common to whiplash injuries include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Uncharacteristic migraines
  • Constant soreness in the neck and shoulders
  • Sharp pain when turning neck a certain way
  • Insomnia and other sleeping problems
  • Pain while sitting or lying down

Please do what you can to take care of yourself after being hit in a rear-end accident. If emergency medical responders offer assistance, you should accept it. Not doing so can increase your own liability for your medical costs and leave a serious whiplash injury undetected and undiagnosed.

We are Ready to Hear Your Case

After being in a rear-end accident, you may understandably feel confused, frightened, and alone. Know that Caraway Injury Attorneys serving Greater Sacramento and the surrounding region are here to help and genuinely care about your wellbeing. We are proud legal advocates for the wrongfully injured who offer to travel to clients for free consultations since we know it can be difficult to get out of bed after being hurt by a negligent driver. We also make things easier for our clients by offering contingency fee agreements – if we do not win you a verdict or settlement, then you do not pay our attorney fees!

Discuss all your options with our Sacramento area car accident lawyers by calling (916) 655-5555 or emailing our office.

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