Legal Representation for Victims of Rear End Auto Accidents in Texas
Rear end collisions are a very common type of car accident. If the driver’s vehicle is hit from behind by another vehicle, the resulting crash is almost always the striking driver’s fault.
Traffic laws require that a driver must be able to come to a safe stop if the vehicle ahead stops or slows down. Most rear end collisions are avoidable by leaving enough space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Unfortunately, more and more drivers are distracted behind the wheel because they are talking on their cell phones, using GPS or navigation devices, tuning the radio or entertainment systems, or eating in the car. There is nothing more devastating than a wreck caused by distracted driving that was completely preventable by just paying attention and being careful.
Besides distracted driving, other common causes of rear end collisions include:
- Driver intoxication
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Road defects
- Dangerous lane changes
- Faulty brake lights
- Vehicle breakdowns
When there is a rear end crash, it is necessary to determine the cause of the crash. If a driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident, you may be legally entitled to recover the financial compensation for injuries, damages, and losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end collision, make sure you take the steps necessary to investigate and protect your legal rights. The experienced Texas car accident lawyers at Williams & Brown LLP have a successful track record of helping people who have been injured in accidents that are not their fault. We can help you, too.
Contact us at (888) 741-6200.
Rear End Accident Injuries and Damages
Rear end accidents can result in painful, life-changing injuries. Common injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Bone fractures
- Deep cuts/bruises
If you have been injured in a rear end collision, it is important for you to first call for medical personnel for anyone who is injured in the wreck. If your medical condition allows, remain at the crash site and call the authorities. If you are able, get contact information from the other driver and from anyone who may have witnessed the accident. If possible, you should also take photos of the vehicles, the crash site, and your injuries.
Legal Compensation for Property Damage, Medical Bills and Injuries in Texas
The at-fault driver usually has insurance coverage that should pay for the damages caused by the crash. While you can deal directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider, you need to be aware that the other driver’s insurance company is generally not on your side. The carrier looks out for itself and its insured driver first and foremost. Unfortunately, it is common for insurance companies to deny claims and try to offer inadequate settlements to make claims go away. This is why rear end accident victims need the counsel and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney in Texas.
DO NOT make any legal decisions or take an insurance company settlement until you understand the full potential value of your claim. Types of damages that may be recoverable from the at-fault driver and the driver’s insurance company include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Lost wages/lost future wages
- Physical pain and emotional injuries
Our experienced Texas auto accident attorneys can help you evaluate your potential claim and pursue the monetary damages that the law allows.
Contact Williams & Brown LLP at (888) 741-6200 or (254) 741-6200 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.