If you were rear-ended and injured, it's important to know your potential legal options.
Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents that occur. For example, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for approximately 29% of all reported car accidents in the United States. However, despite their frequency, these accidents should not be underestimated in terms of their severity.
Rear-end accidents can result in severe and debilitating injuries, including spinal cord injuries, broken bones, whiplash, concussions, and other traumatic brain injuries. Tragically, in some cases, rear-end collisions may even prove to be fatal. It is important to note that if you were rear-ended by a negligent driver and suffered damages as a result, you have the right to seek compensation.
At Hoover Rogers Law, LLP, our attorneys can review the details of your case, answer your questions, and explain your potential legal options. To find out how an experienced car accident lawyer from our law firm can help you, contact us today for a free injury case consultation. Our offices are located in Wichita Falls, TX, and Lawton, OK.
What can I be compensated for after my rear-end accident?
After a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, including but not limited to:
- Medical bills: This can include hospital expenses, prescription costs, rehabilitation, and any other bills related to your medical treatment.
- Lost wages: If you missed work due to your injuries, you can be compensated for the income you would have earned during that time.
- Pain and suffering: This covers the physical and emotional pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.
- Future damages: This can include future medical expenses and lost wages if you are unable to return to work in the same capacity as before the accident.
Keep in mind that the specific compensation you are entitled to will depend on the facts of your case, and it's always advisable to consult with an experienced car accident attorney for an accurate assessment of your potential compensation.
Who pays for damages in a rear-end crash?
The person who caused the accident, and by extension, their auto insurance company, is responsible for the victim's damages. In almost every rear-end accident case, the driver of the vehicle behind is deemed at fault for the crash. This is because the driver in the rear is expected to maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle in front of them. Unfortunately, many drivers who cause rear-end accidents were partaking in negligent driving behaviors, such as texting, speeding, or driving under the influence.
While determining the repair costs for the lead vehicle is often a straightforward process, determining the cost of medical treatment for any injuries sustained can prove to be a challenge. This is because the most common personal injuries resulting from such collisions, such as back pain and whiplash, may not be immediately evident through diagnostic exams and can be difficult to quantify. These injuries are also easy for insurance companies to downplay, which is why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to deal with insurance adjusters and can look out for your best interests.
Get a car accident attorney who stands up for rear-end crash victims.
A rear-end accident can leave you injured, in pain, and out of work. That's why you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and help weigh your legal options. At Hoover Rogers Law, LLP, we know how hard navigating the aftermath of a rear-end crash can be, but we are here to help. Let us fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today and schedule a free injury case consultation.