San Francisco Rear-End Accidents Attorneys
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A rear-end collision occurs when one vehicle slams into the back of the vehicle in front of it. Most rear-end accidents are avoidable and are often the result of distracted drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road. According to accident data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents responsible for severe bodily injury and fatalities, making up 30% of all car crashes.
If you have been involved in a rear-end accident, then reach out to our award-winning legal team at Scarlett Law Group for qualified legal advice and the reliable counsel you need to recover fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have been helping accident victims in the Bay Area for more than two and a half decades. In addition to being listed among the Best Lawyers in America® and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States, our esteemed attorneys also possess the practical legal experience you need to ensure your best interests are protected each step of the way.
Call (415) 688-2176 today or contact us online to set up your free case consultation with our Rear-End Accidents Attorneys in San Francisco.
Who Is Responsible for a Rear-End Collision?
Rear-end car accidents often occur at traffic signals, intersections, or when traffic is stalled because of an accident or other road conditions. Under California traffic laws, drivers must be able to come to a safe stop if a vehicle ahead stops or slows down. That is why the driver in the back is usually deemed to be at fault, especially if the driver was following the car in front too closely or failed to see that traffic ahead slowed or stopped.
There are situations in which the driver in front can be deemed at fault or partially at fault for a rear-end accident. For example, if the brake lights were out or if the driver suddenly stopped to turn without signaling.
Common Rear-End Collision Injuries
Drivers in the front vehicle often sustain whiplash and related injuries because they are caught off guard by the impact. From extreme stress put on the skeletal and muscle system to traumatic head injuries from coming into contact with the dashboard or steering wheel, victims of these types of accidents can sustain life-changing trauma, like paralysis or amputation.
Severe back and spinal injuries are also common in rear-end car accidents because the force and impact from being hit from behind can compress the spine, put pressure on the vertebrae, and damage lower back muscles and ligaments. Bulging and herniated discs resulting from rear-end collision can cause intense pain, numbness, or tingling in the back or other parts of the body.
Rear-end car accidents can also result in traumatic brain injuries if a person’s skull slams against anything in the vehicle. This can include concussion, bruising, bleeding, torn neurons, and swelling. It is important to note that severe head trauma can have delayed symptoms that might not appear until days or weeks after the accident.
Our Rear-End Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help you Pursue Justice
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rear-end accident, then please get in touch with our compassionate legal team at Scarlett Law Group for the help you need. We can negotiate with insurance carriers and provide you with the reliable legal guidance that you need to make informed decisions.
For a free case consultation with Scarlett Law Group, please call (415) 688-2176 today or fill out our convenient online form.