Damages in Rear End Car Accidents
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury in the United States. There are many types of collisions that can occur. One of the most frequent is rear end car accidents. Rear end car accidents are sometimes thought of as minor collisions, but these accidents can actually cause serious personal injuries and extensive losses.
Victims of rear end car accidents in the Longview, TX, area can work with attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton to collect the compensation they may be due for accident damages. Our attorneys work to prove liability and present all avenues of loss so that our clients can be justly compensated.
Rear End Car Accident Injuries
As with any other type of car accident, there are numerous injuries that could result from a rear end collision. However, because the point of impact is at the back of the car, rear end accidents tend to push the body forward, in a quick and jarring motion. This type of impact is most likely to result in one of the following types of injuries:
- Brain injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Back injury
Each of these injuries has the potential to be catastrophic, and is likely to require extensive medical treatment. However, many of these injuries do not result in noticeable signs of trauma, like bleeding or contusions. To prevent injuries from becoming more serious, it is vital that victims of rear end car accidents seek medical treatment as soon as possible, even if it is not immediately apparent that they have been injured.
Who Is at Fault?
When a car accident occurs, the person who is responsible for the accident should be held liable for all resulting damages. In most rear end car accidents, liability is clear cut. Many have heard that the trailing driver is always at fault for a rear end accident. In most cases, this is true, but there are a few exceptions.
If a driver hits another car from behind but believes that they are not at fault for the accident, they should discuss the details of their case with our Longview attorneys. Our legal team will look at all the evidence of an accident to make a fair and sound judgement about who should be held liable for the collision and resulting damages.
Compensation for Damages
Many victims of rear end car accidents are eager to learn how much compensation they can expect from an accident settlement. Compensation in personal injury cases vary based on the damages that were incurred as a result of the accident.
Common areas of compensation include:
- Cost of past and future medical expenses
- The cost of rehabilitation
- Lost income
- A loss of wage-earning potential
- Physical and emotional suffering
Our attorneys consider all potential areas of loss and will fight to get our Longview clients the maximum compensation they are due for rear end accident damages.
If you have been injured in a rear end accident, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side as you fight for financial compensation. To learn how attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton can benefit your case, contact us at your earliest convenience or call (903) 297-8929 to schedule a personal consultation.