Rear-end accidents are among the most dangerous kinds of motor vehicle accidents in which a person can be involved. Often, victims have no idea that an accident is about to take place, making it impossible to physically prepare for impact. Generally speaking, the driver of the vehicle in the rear of a rear-end accident is at fault in these accidents. As a result, anyone injured in a rear-end accident should be sure to discuss their case with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Brooks car accident lawyers of Shane Smith Law are dedicated to helping people injured in car accidents recover, and work hard to obtain the highest settlement or award available to each client we handle.
Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents
Rear end accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, some of which may indicate negligence of a part of another driver. In other cases, an accident may be the result of a vehicle malfunction Some of the most common include the following:
- Following too closely
- Brake failure
- Tire blowouts
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Poor weather conditions
There are various parties that may be liable after a rear-end accident, including other drivers, vehicle manufacturers, parties responsible for the design and maintenance of roads, and vehicle equipment manufacturers. The best way to determine whether any evidence of negligence exists is to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact a Brooks Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Victims may be able to recover for expenses such as medical expenses, lost income, as well as for non-economic losses like pain and suffering and permanent disability. To schedule a free consultation with one of the experienced attorneys of Shane Smith Law, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.