Sacramento Rear-End Collision Lawyer

Each year, there are over 2 million rear-end collisions that occur in the United States. When a motor vehicle hits the car directly in front of it, the accident is considered a rear-end collision. Rear-end crashes are one of the most common types of auto accidents. Its generally easy to prove fault in a rear-end collision; however, it can sometimes be difficult to prove that an individuals injuries were caused by the accident.

If you have been injured or experienced property damage from a rear-end collision, you may have legal recourse. Contact the Sacramento auto collision lawyers at the Arnold Firm to explore your legal options.

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Causes of Rear-End Crashes

A sudden change in speed is often a contributing factor in rear-end accidents. When a driver quickly stops or slows down, it leaves the motorist behind them with little time to react.

Oftentimes, these accidents are caused by an inattentive driver; although, rear-end crashes can be caused by a variety of factors. Common causes of rear-end collisions include:

  • Exceeding the post speed limit
  • Reckless driving
  • Drivers under the influence
  • Tailgating
  • Motorists using their cell phone while driving
  • Drivers who fail to obey traffic laws

Common Injuries in Rear-end Collisions

Even though rear-end crashes occur at low speeds, it is not uncommon for the driver and passengers in the car that was hit to sustain injuries. Accident victims may suffer from the injuries listed below:

  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head and face injuries from an airbag deployment
  • Wrist injuries from bracing the steering wheel
  • Knee and ankle injuries

When two vehicles in a rear-end collision are similar in size, they will generally experience the same amount of damage. However, if one car is larger than another, the smaller vehicle will experience the brunt of the damage.

When one vehicle is larger than the other in a rear-end crash, serious injuries can occur. Severe injuries that are often associated with rear-end accidents are:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Neck and back injuries

Injury symptoms sometimes may not be apparent immediately after a wreck, so its important to see a medical professional following an accident to make sure that you don’t have any hidden injuries. If an accident victim does not see a physician following a rear-end crash and later experiences signs of an injury, it may be difficult for a lawyer to prove that the injuries caused by the collision.

Arnold Law Firm has the knowledge and resources to successfully litigate rear-end collisions. To receive a free legal consultation from the law firm, contact us today by calling (916) 777-7777