Mintz Law Firm
If you are going to be involved in an auto accident, there is a strong possibility that it will be a rear-end collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 2,346 (7.1%) of the 13,066 vehicle crashes in 2019 were rear-ended collisions. The effects that these accidents can have on you or a loved one are immense, and you should consider hiring a Denver Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
The skilled attorneys at Mintz Law Firm have the necessary experience, fortitude, and knowledge when it comes to helping you recover compensation for your injuries from a rear-end auto accident.
What Is a Rear-End Collision, and Who Is at Fault?
As its name suggests, a rear-end collision occurs when one driver crashes into another driver from behind. The vast majority of rear-end collisions have similar patterns of causation. The causes of rear-end collisions include negligence, tailgating, distracted driving, or speeding. When these circumstances cause a rear-end collision, the driver of the rear car would be at-fault.
Not every rear-end accident, however, occurs in the same way. Other factors might contribute to or cause rear-end collisions. For example, if bad weather, poor visibility, or equipment failure causes an accident, no one would likely be found liable for the accident.
Common Injuries Resulting from Rear-End Collisions
Not surprisingly, all rear-end collisions often result in similar injuries. You can expect the following injuries to result from a rear-end collision:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
Before contacting an attorney, the first thing you should do in the immediate aftermath of a rear-end collision is to seek medical attention. A physician can order a variety of tests that will determine the extent of your injuries. After you have received medical attention, you should contact an experienced attorney who may be able to help you pursue compensation from the responsible party.
What Damages Are Available after Rear-End Collision Accidents?
Once a doctor or other medical professional gives you a diagnosis and treatment plan for your injuries, the next step is to update your insurance carrier to start the claim process. After that, you can contact our team for a free consultation.
If your case is deemed viable, our experienced team of car accident attorneys can help you pursue damages to cover the following expenses:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Vehicle repairs or total replacement
- Lost wages from work and other lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Emotional damages stemming from the above costs
The at-fault party will be responsible for paying damages. This will likely fall on the at-fault party’s insurance company, which is required to pay the costs for all of the above expenses. Often, insurance companies use a variety of methods to calculate the value of a claim resulting from a rear-end collision. The insurance companies most likely will try to offer you a low amount of money. That is why having our experienced legal team on your side is important. You should know when an offer from an insurance company is too low so that you can seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact Mintz Law Firm Right Away If You Were Involved in a Rear-End Collision
If you have suffered injuries in a rear-end collision, you deserve nothing less than the best legal services. At Mintz Law Firm, we have decades of combined experience handling these types of claims, securing millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for our Denver area clients. If you have been in a rear-end collision, you should not hesitate to contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, you can call (303) 462-2999 or fill out a contact form for more information.