Rear-End Accidents Cause Significant Damage
One of the most common accidents that occur not only here in Florida but across the country is the rear-end accident. Many drivers suffer a number of severe injuries as a result of other vehicles colliding with the back of their vehicle. This can happen for a number of reasons but regardless of the cause, the injuries, such as whiplash, can be uniquely damaging.
Rear-End Accident Claims
Those that have suffered severe injuries as a result of a rear-end accident may be able to seek compensation for their injuries by filing a car accident injury claim. In order to file a car accident injury claim, a plaintiff must be able to prove that they have suffered severe injuries that merit compensation. Also, a plaintiff must be able to prove that a party liable for their injuries was negligent and that their negligence directly contributed to the accident that injured them.
This can often prove to be a bit more difficult than many car accident victims may anticipate. When a plaintiff files a car accident injury claim there are a number of things that they will have to take care of. There is the investigation of the accident, gathering of evidence, following proper legal procedure, negotiating with insurance companies, and much more that all need to be undertaken while a plaintiff is likely still recovering from the injuries they received in the accident. If you are considering filing a car accident claim then think about hiring a lawyer to assist you in your pursuit for compensation. The experienced attorneys of Eberst Law have served the people of Florida for years by getting victims of rear-end accidents the compensation that they need to pay off medical expenses, cover, lost wages, among other damages. If you have been injured in a car accident in the Stuart, Florida or Gainesville, Florida area, contact the experienced personal injury team at The Eberst Law Firm. We are ready to handle your case. You can contact us online or call us at 772-225-4900.
How do Rear-End Accidents Happen?
It is important to note that the fault for a rear-end accident lies with the car that ends up running into the back of another. Some people may argue that the car in front is at fault because they slammed their brakes and the car behind them was caught by their sudden deacceleration but Florida law maintains that all drivers are expected to leave enough room between themselves and the car in front of them so that in the event the front car has to emergency brake, there is enough room for the car behind to evade or brake as well.
There are several common scenarios that typically lead to rear-end car accidents.
Pedestrians or Other Road Obstacles
When a driver comes across something like a pedestrian or some manner of obstacles like debris or another wreck then they will slam on their brakes to stop and avoid a collision. Unfortunately, a driver behind them may have been following too closely and will hit them from behind.
Poor Vision or Depth Perception
Some drivers may have poor vision either because of age, natural sight issues or they may be under the influence of certain substances. Regardless, the outcome is a difficulty gauging the distance needed to safely brake behind the car in front and a rear-accident typically ensues.
Some drivers may attempt to switch lanes but not take into account the distance between their vehicle and other drivers. A driver in the lane they are switching in may be caught unaware by the maneuver or the suddenness of the maneuver in a tight spot will not leave them enough time to react appropriately.
Reckless/Aggressive Driving Behaviors
Drivers with road rage can cause accidents in a number of ways including rear-end accidents. Drivers may simply just be aggressive in nature and make reckless maneuvers that put themselves or others at risk of having another vehicle collide with theirs from behind.
Driver Distraction is one of the most common causes of accidents across the board. Whether it is motorcycles or semi-trucks, all motor vehicles can fall prey to driver distraction that takes not only their eyes but their minds as well off of the road ahead of them.
Consider Eberst Law For Your Car Accident Claim
The best thing you can do when you are severely injured in a car accident is to seek a lawyer experienced in car accident injury claims. You technically could pursue a claim on your own but the odds of you successfully navigating the many pitfalls of insurance tricks and the legal process is greatly diminished. Insurance companies have everything they need to successfully deny a claim; as that is their goal since profits are their main priority. Insurance companies have the experience, personnel, resources, lawyers, and money to fight a claim to any extent necessary. If it turns into a “who can withstand the storm longer” type of situation, the answer will always be the insurance company when competing against an injured victim on their own.
It doesn’t cost you anything to get an injury attorney to look at your case. Likewise, car accident lawyers don’t cost anything out of your pocket since they work on a contingency fee basis. This means they take a percentage of the settlement once the claim is seen through and don’t get paid at all if the injury victim doesn’t recover financial compensation. You or your loved one are likely significantly injured if you are even considering hiring a car accident attorney in the first place. So you should focus on your recovery while a professional works to maximize your settlement with the insurance companies and courts.
If you have been injured in a car accident in the Stuart, Florida or Gainesville, Florida area, contact the experienced personal injury team at The Eberst Law Firm. We are ready to handle your case. You can contact us online or call us at 772-225-4900.
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