How To Get Compensation From a Rear-Ending Accident

Springfield, Jefferson City, Columbia

Rear End Accidents

Accidents where a driver collides with another driver from behind is a fairly common type of accident. Distracted driving, driving too close, faulty brakes or brake lights, and road damage can all increase the likelihood of a rear end collision.

“Whiplash” is a common injury from these types of accidents. It’s commonly accepted as a strain or spain to the muscles and tendons in the neck. Whiplash is usually caused by the sudden force of a rear end accident. Often, even if the accident was considered “minor,” drivers can have symptoms.

Getting compensation for an injury as a result of a rear end accident can be complicated. It’s not always easy to prove and connect injuries to the accident. Insurance companies and attorneys of the at-fault driver may argue about liability or the severity of injuries to avoid paying more. Having a personal injury attorney on your case can help you navigate these factors and receive the justice you deserve.

Common Injuries in Rear End Accidents

Back injuries
Broken or strained neck

Stress on spine
Brain injury

Injuries resulting from a deployed airbag

Breakdown of Distracted Driving

Usually in a rear ending accident, it’s assumed that the driver that hits the car from behind is at fault. It’s the responsibility of the driver to give themselves enough room between cars, be attentive to the road, and drive unimpaired.

However, if the driver of the rear vehicle can show proof that the accident resulted in negligence from the front vehicle, things can get a little more complicated.

If a driver is hit from behind but has a broken brake light, is changing lanes aggressively or suddenly, merges without care, or slams on their brakes for no obvious reason, then they may be held liable for the accident.

Having legal representation review your case can help limit the risks of your rear ending case turning back onto you.

Contact A Car Accident Lawyer Now

If you were injured in a rear ending accident, we’re here to help. Give us a call, and we’ll walk you through your options to receive compensation for your injuries – no matter how big or small.