Our California rear-end collision attorneys help people who have been rear-ended and injured in car crashes. Rear-end collisions are the number one cause of all vehicle accidents in California. Just one month ago, a woman was killed in Los Angeles County due to a rear-end collision on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin. Park. Accident victims and their family members deserve fair compensation for their injuries.
Drivers often cause rear-end auto accidents after speeding, tailgating, and driving while intoxicated. Victims in these cases can suffer serious injuries, including whiplash, head injuries, and back injuries.
At-fault parties in these cases are typically drivers that negligently hit the car in front of them. Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys can file a rear-end collision lawsuit against negligent drivers on behalf of injured clients.
A personal injury lawyer can also assist clients by:
- managing the treatment for their accident injuries,
- gathering evidence to help support a suit, and
- filing accident claims with the insurance companies of at-fault parties.
The Shouse Law Group is a California-based personal injury law firm that represents people in rear-end collision cases. Our experienced Los Angeles rear-end accident attorneys work tirelessly for all our clients and seek to get you the biggest settlement possible. Contact our law firm today to get the legal representation you deserve.
What are common causes of rear-end car accidents and common injuries?
Motorists in California get involved in several different types of car accidents every day. But according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for the majority of all traffic accidents in the state.1 They can also lead to deaths on Los Angeles’ roadways.
Common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- tailgating (illegal per California Vehicle Code 21703 VC),
- distracted driving (for example, talking on a cell phone while driving),
- driving while intoxicated, and
- poor weather and road conditions.
Types of injuries will vary in these motor vehicle cases. However, common injuries include:
- whiplash and other neck injuries,
- traumatic brain injury,
- back injuries,
- broken bones, and
Sometimes an injured driver may contribute to a rear-end collision. For example, motorists driving too slowly for conditions may cause a rear-end auto accident. In such cases, a driver can still receive fair compensation for his/her injures, but a payout will get reduced under California law and comparative negligence rules.
Who are common defendants in these car accident cases?
Victims in rear-end collisions often file lawsuits against the motorist that was tailing them or driving behind them. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer can file a suit on his/her client’s behalf.
Injured drivers will succeed in a suit or claim if they can prove that the driver behind them acted negligently. A driver is “negligent” when he/she fails to act the way a reasonably careful driver would in the same situation.
If a driver can successfully prove negligence, then he/she can receive compensation for:
- medical bills and medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity,
- property damage, and
- pain and suffering.
If a driver was killed in a rear-end collision, the party’s family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent motorist that caused the crash. Damages can include (but are not limited to):
- burial and funeral expenses,
- amounts the deceased would have earned as income, and
- compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.
What is the role of personal injury lawyers in rear-end accident cases?
Car accident attorneys assist clients in several important ways.
They interview victims to learn the facts of a case and the extent of a victim’s injuries. In personal injury cases involving severe injuries, an attorney can manage a person’s ongoing medical care and treatment.
A Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help gather evidence to learn of all potential liable parties in a case. The lawyer can also appoint an expert to better understand this evidence or to explain it to a judge or jury.
In cases where an at-fault driver is covered by an insurance policy, an attorney can file a personal injury claim with the insurer and negotiate the claim with the applicable insurance adjuster.
If the claim proves unsuccessful, a personal injury attorney can file a lawsuit on a client’s behalf. Attorneys often help clients understand the intricacies of California law while pursuing a case.
What are the benefits of a rear-end collision attorney?
Injury lawyers can help clients receive the biggest settlement possible for their injuries.
A skilled attorney knows exactly what a case is worth so that he/she won’t back down from insurers and at-fault parties.
Rear-end collision attorneys in Los Angeles also know where to find hidden value in a claim so that they can pursue favorable verdicts with the goal of maximizing a client’s compensation.
Car accident attorneys also handle all of the complexities within a case so that injured victims can focus on healing.
Note that most injury lawyers provide a free case evaluation. Victims then can learn the legal issues within their case without spending any money.
The attorney-client relationship also protects all client communications. This means a lawyer cannot disclose personal client information unless the client agrees.
For additional help…
If you or a loved one was injured in a rear-end accident, we invite you to contact our law firm/legal team at the Shouse Law Group. Our California personal injury attorneys provide both free consultations and legal advice you can trust.
We work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation available for your case. Our attorneys represent clients throughout California, including those in Orange County, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publication, “Analyses of Rear-End Crashes and Near-Crashes in the 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study to Support Rear-Signaling Countermeasure Development.”