Rear end collisions are the most common type of car accident.
A fair number of car accidents involve some sort of rear end collision. These types of collisions result in damage to the rear of the vehicle. The damage can be as simple as a fender-bender or, in some cases, can lead to a total loss of the vehicle.
Rear end collisions are often caused by tailgating or following too closely without adequate stopping distance. Driver inattention is often to blame. Another cause is a sudden deceleration by the car in front, perhaps to avoid an object in the roadway or unsafe conditions. Less commonly, the car behind may accidentally accelerate more rapidly than the car in front when leaving an intersection.
Protect yourself from the consequences of rear end collisions.
Typically a rear end collision, even at moderate speed, involves a trauma to the back and neck from the impact of the accident. This trauma, commonly known as whiplash, can have consequences which range from mild to severe, with pain lasting for months or years. In more severe cases, permanent injuries, such as herniated disks, may occur.
How To Avoid A Rear-End Collision
- Allow enough space and time for safe stopping, and do not tailgate.
- Increase your stopping distance under adverse weather conditions, especially in wet or icy conditions.
- If another driver is driving aggressively, let them pass you rather than have them tailgate.
- When carrying a heavier than normal load, allow more space and time to stop.
- If you must stop suddenly, flashing your brake lights may alert the driver behind you.
Have you been involved in a rear end collision?
Since 1989, Goldberg & Osborne has been providing its clients with experienced legal representation focusing in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including rear end collisions. We have recovered over $2 billion for our clients nationwide and have the experience and know-how to help you win your case.
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- Handle your case through phone and email if you prefer, no need to come to our office
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