VIRGINIA REAR-END COLLISION ATTORNEYS
REAR-END ACCIDENTS NEED TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
If you were in a rear-end accident, then you should already be thinking about seeing the doctor and talking to an attorney. Far too often, auto insurance companies try to convince people that rear-end accidents aren’t serious because they usually aren’t as severe as a T-bone collision or head-on crash. Don’t let them coerce you into abandoning your claim when you could be owed significant damages from the driver who crashed into you.
Huffman & Huffman offers legal services to injured motorists throughout Virginia. Our extensive experience has taken us across the state to help people who have been injured in all types of car accidents, including rear-end collisions. When you’re wondering who can guide you on your legal path ahead, we’re the only firm name you need to remember!
Injuries Suffered in Rear-End Collisions
You should see a medical professional as soon as possible after being in a rear-end collision that occurred. Even if you were hit by someone who was traveling under 25 mph or so, seeing a doctor needs to be a priority. You might have an underlying injury that you haven’t noticed yet.
As days or weeks go by, you could worsen that injury to the point that it becomes problematic or dangerous. The responding insurance companies would likely try to deny your claim by saying that you negligently allowed your injury to worsen by not seeing a doctor sooner and, therefore, they should not be liable for your medical costs.
Serious injuries that can be inflicted in a rear-end accident include:
- Whiplash or neck injury
- Brain injury
- Back or spine injury
- Compound fracture
Whiplash is a Life-Changing Injury
Whiplash is among the most common and concerning of all injuries suffered by people who are in rear-end accidents, especially when referring to the person who was in the front vehicle. When the neck is rocked back and forth suddenly and violently, whiplash can occur. People in the front vehicle will feel as if they were abruptly pulled backward upon impact before being shoved forward in the next instant. This dramatic shift is the exact kind of situation that can and usually does cause whiplash. People who have suffered a whiplash injury often experience a dull pain in the neck or a headache first. The symptoms are easily dismissed as normal pain after a crash, but they shouldn’t be. Whiplash is notorious for gradually worsening to the point that it can cause complete debilitation due to the pain or a lifelong complication like a permanent neck injury. Again, we highly advise you to see a medical professional as soon as possible after being in a rear-end collision at any speed.
Where Rear-End Collisions Happen
Automobile accidents can happen anywhere that there are negligent drivers. But rear-end collisions tend to happen in specific situations and locations.
We can help with cases involving rear-end collisions that happened at or in:
- Red light intersection
- Stop sign
- Parking lot
- Highway traffic
Can the Front Vehicle Be Liable in a Rear-End Crash?
Were you in the back of a rear-end collision and know you didn’t cause the accident? While you might face a more difficult situation to prove that you didn’t hit the other driver, it is certainly not impossible for the front vehicle to be liable in a rear-end collision.
The front driver could be liable in a rear-end crash if they:
- Reversed without checking to see if there was room
- Backed out of a parking space without warning
- Intentionally “brake checked” the drivers behind them
- Did not have any functioning brake lights
Our legal team knows where to look for evidence of liability in rear-end collisions to prove that you were not at fault, whether you were in the front or rear vehicle. We want to shrink your liability down to nothing, which would allow you to receive the largest amount of compensation possible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, vehicle repairs, and more.
Look to Us for Reliable Legal Counsel
Huffman & Huffman was founded on the idea that we could make peoples’ lives better through honest, dependable representation provided by outstanding legal professionals. We think our long history of case successes has proven that we are staying true to this concept while also exceeding our clients’ expectations. If you were in a rear-end accident in Virginia, then we’re the first team you should call for legal help!
Dial (757) 599-6050 now. We have offices in Newport News and Virginia Beach, serving all of Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth of Virginia.