Rear-End Collision Lawyers
Rancho Cucamonga Car Accident Attorneys
A rear-end collision is when one car collides into the back of the car in front. These types of accidents can cause severe injuries, including whiplash, head injuries, back injuries, and facial, hand, and wrist injuries from deployed airbags.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, talk to our car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Kirk Tarman & Associates. We can review the details of your case and help you better understand your options for legal remedies.
Causes of Rear-End Crashes
Many factors can contribute to rear-end collisions. In a majority of cases, driver negligence is to blame.
Rear-end accidents are commonly caused by:
- Tailgating/following car too closely
- Ignoring traffic laws
- Distracted driving
- Faulty brake lights
- Defective roads
Which Driver Is At Fault in a Rear-End Collision?
This depends on the situation. In some cases, it can be the driver in the back, if he or she was speeding, not paying attention to the roads, or not keeping a safe distance from the car in the front. In these cases, the driver in the back may be at fault.
The driver in the front can also be at fault if he or she is driving too slowly, stopping in the middle of the road without reason, or if their brake lights do not function properly. Comparative negligence laws can reduce monetary compensation if the injured victim is partially at fault.
If the accident was caused by a mechanical failure or a defect, then the parts manufacturer or another third party can be held responsible. It is important to speak with an attorney to help you uncover liability and seek compensation from the appropriate parties.
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All personal injury claims have a time limit, and rear-end crashes are no exception. If you wait too long to file a claim, you may lose your right to recover compensation. Have one of our rear-end collision lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga walk you through the entire process and file your claim in a timely manner. From the paperwork to settlement negotiations all the way to a trial, we do whatever it takes to help you maximize your recovery.
To reach our team, call (909) 658-7341.