Car Accidents 101: The Causes of Rear-End Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one third of all car accidents are the result of a rear-end collision. If you have been in a rear-end collision you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the legal terminology, paperwork, and insurance companies. This can be even more frustrating when you are also dealing with injuries from your accident. Rear-end car accidents are the result of a variety of different actions including:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Heavy traffic conditions
  • Distracted driving from eating or texting behind the wheel
  • Mechanical failure such as the brakes going out
  • Fatigued driving or falling asleep behind the wheel

If the driver behind you is following too closely and traffic comes to an abrupt stop, rear-end collisions can also occur. Rear-end collisions can range in severity, with more serious crashes causing extensive damages to your vehicle, as well as injuries. People who are in rear-end car accidents can suffer from head injuries, concussions, whiplash, shoulder injuries, internal bleeding, broken bones, damage to internal organs, and back injuries with potential damage to the spinal cord.

Generally, the driver that hits you from behind is at fault for the accident, but ultimately it is important for you to contact an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney to review your case. If you were in an accident at no fault of your own, you deserve compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, emotional suffering, as well as damage to your vehicle. By partnering with a qualified law firm, you will have an advocate by your side through each step of your read-end car accident case.

Have you or a member of your family been injured in a rear-end car accident? Reach out to Glotzer Law today to schedule your free consultation.