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Rear End Accidents at an Intersections

Being involved in a rear end accident at an intersection is the most common accident in America with on average with 1.7 million crashes happening every year. Out of this, according to a report from the Washington Post, around 1,700 deaths happen with 500,000 injuries each year. This is a huge number of people being involved in rear end collisions and with the majority happening at hot spots such as intersections. But why are rear end crashes such huge issues on our highways and freeways and why are they frequently happening at places such as intersections and stop signs?

Our blog explores some rear end crash statistics, who is at fault when it comes to a rear end collision at an intersection and why you should file a legal case.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been in a rear end accident at an intersection.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

Rear End Accidents At Intersections: The Stats

In the US, 40% of all vehicle crashes involve intersections which makes it the second-largest category of accidents, led only by rear end collisions. In fact, 50% of serious collisions that are recorded in the US happen in intersections with a tragic 20% of them being fatal. Rear end accident at an intersection happens for a whole range of reasons; distracted driving, DUI, and even speeding but just because they’re the most common accidents doesn’t mean 

With an estimated 165,000 accidents happening every year at intersections, caused solely by red-light runners, you’d think the number of deaths would be higher than rear end accidents but sadly, red-light runners cause 700-800 fatalities a year, compared to 1,700 by rear end accidents at intersections. So, what happens when you’re involved in a rear end accident at an intersection? Who is to blame when someone plows into the back of your vehicle? And how much should you aim to settle on when you file for a case?

Who’s At Fault In A Rear End Accident at an Intersection?

It’s easy to assume the rear driver in every rear end accident collision is immediately to blame, but like every accident, each case is individual. It’s not as straightforward as to blame the rear end driver as they’re not always at fault with liability not automatic and sometimes the lead driver or even another vehicle is found at fault for the injured drivers’ damages. Accidents at intersections can seem very ‘black and white’, as the front driver is legally obliged to stop before choosing to turn or cross the intersection but sometimes they stop for the wrong reasons or recklessly and cause a rear end accident at an intersection to happen as a direct result.

In the cases where the lead driver may be found to be at fault in a rear end accident include factors such as;

  • Driving under the influence
  • Reversing into the car behind
  • Driving with a broken or faulty backlight
  • Even intentionally stopping to get hit

Filing A Legal Case For A Rear End Accident at an Intersection

Whether you’re the rear driver or been hit from behind, filing a lawsuit when you’ve been involved in a rear end accident at an intersection is important to help seek justice. When it comes to choosing an experienced attorney, you should explain your case and make sure to give your attorney as much information as possible in order to represent your case correctly.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from rear end collisions at intersections in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a rear end accident at an intersection, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, GilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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