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Rear-End Car Collisions and Traffic Accidents

Injured in a Rear-End Car Collision?

A rear-end car collision is an accident that happens when a vehicle crashes into the back of the vehicle in front that has usually stopped. Usually, rear-end accidents happen when one vehicle suddenly stops or slows down causing the car behind to hit them as they have little to no time to react. Rear-end crashes can also happen when a vehicle quickly accelerates into a vehicle in front at an intersection or crossing as the diver expected the front vehicle to move

While rear-end car collisions tend to happen at lower speeds, they can cause significant injuries, such as whiplash, hernias, and broken bones. Rear endings on the freeway are particularly serious. As experienced accident attorneys, we’ve represented a number of rear-end car collision cases and seen many different injury and compensation outcomes.

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 car collision.  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.

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“I was rear-ended a little over a year ago. I contacted 3 lawyers, … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] law firm was the 3rd and final. I went with her because the first thing Christy asked me after I told her I rear-ended was, How are you doing? Are you getting the medical help you need? That was why I chose her firm.” – Tori W. (Read this Review on Google)

“I was extremely satisfied with the services I received from … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law Firm. Ariana Byrd was very effective and professional in getting me an accurate and worthy personal injury settlement for my rear-end car collision. They have earned a customer for life and I will be referring them to anyone in need of quality lawyers.” – Grant Havrilenko (Read this Review on Google)

“I have been a client of … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law firm since 2007; after my first car accident here in Arizona. I sought legal help because of the major damage to my car and my injuries. … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law was a recommended referral though my employee assistance program. I scheduled my appointment with Christy to discuss my case; she immediately jumped to action; ensuring I received all the medical attention needed and when it was time to settle, she fought for a more than fair settlement.

When I was again rear-ended, about 3-years later, I did not hesitate to call … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law firm. The level of concern, compassion and professionalism are well above standard. I cannot thank … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law Firm enough for ALL the help they have given me. I will forever be a client!” – Crystal Scantlin (Read this Review on Yelp)

What Causes Rear-end Collisions?

Rear-end car collisions happen for a whole range of reasons and have been rising in the last few years as more people take to the highways. Whilst every accident is unique, there are some common causes including;

  • Drivers being distracted by their phones or even passengers 
  • Tailgating the car in front 
  • Delayed reactions due to age, eyesight, or being on medication
  • Panic stops
  • General erratic driving
  • Reduced traction due to weather or worn pavement

When a rear-end car collision happens, it can be easy to assume the driver crashing into the back of another vehicle is at fault but often that isn’t the case.

Who’s at Fault in Rear-end Accidents?

When it comes to finding fault in rear-end car collisions, most insurance companies, and even police officers at the scene blame the driver who drove into the vehicle in front of them. The blame is based on the assumption they didn’t leave enough space or react quickly enough to prevent an accident from happening. 

But, sometimes an accident attorney can find fault in the vehicle that stopped suddenly without warning. Although these types of accidents typically happen at a slower speed or even stationery, they can still cause ongoing injuries and some of them have had deadly consequences.

Common Injuries Caused By Rear-end Crashes

If you’ve been hit by another vehicle regardless of where you were sitting in the car at the time, it’s going to hurt. The more common injuries that come from being hit by another vehicle are whiplash and muscle soreness as the body is suddenly hit by something heavy. Seatbelts often cause neck and back pain too as they work hard to stop the body from moving forward. 

The more severe injuries tend to happen when someone isn’t wearing a seatbelt or if a passenger is sitting in the back or boot of the vehicle. Tragically, speed is also a factor in the injuries caused, and rear-end car collision have ended in death often for passengers in the crumple-zones who were hit at high speeds than 20mph. 

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Rear-end Crash Compensation

The US insurance industry processes rear end claims worth over $8.5billion each year, according to the Institute for Highway Safety, meaning rear-end car collision cost big bucks. These costs will include medical treatment, any time off taken from work by the victim, as well as the pain and suffering as a result of rear-end car collision. Working with an experienced accident attorney will mean your case is more likely to be successful when it goes to court and your compensation will truly reflect your ongoing pain and suffering.

If you’ve been involved in a rear end accident and want to work with the leading law firm for Arizona, why not speak to our team today. We’re always happy to give a free consultation for your potential case and could help you secure the compensation you deserve

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 car collisions 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 car collision, 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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