BUCKS COUNTY, PA REAR-END ACCIDENT INFORMATION
Have you or a loved one been injured due to a “Rear End Accident?” If so, our Bucks County Rear End Accident Attorneys can help you investigate and plan your case. Rear End accidents can occur in many of different ways depending on the angle and speed of the car accident. Depending on these factors, victims of rear end car accidents often face a variety of injuries ranging from minor to severe. Be careful to “walk off” injuries related to rear end collisions, as often victims face long-term effects that they might not initially be aware of.
A rear-end accident occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the rear of another. This type of an accident often occurs in heavier traffic, where drivers may not be paying attention, but this is not always the case. Even though, rear-end car accidents are considered to be a less serious than for example, head on collisions, it is still important to seek competent legal help to make sure your rights are accounted for, and that your injuries and medical bills are taken care of.
If you, or anyone in your family has suffered an injury and related losses in an accident, there may be more complex legal issues than that you may first imagine. You should always contact an experienced Bucks County rear-end accident attorney at Kats, Jamison & Associates.
Whiplash is typically the most common injury associated with rear-end accidents. Whiplash can affect many different parts of the neck and spinal cord. Nerve and soft tissue damage may cause loss of sensation in other parts of the body. This damage is usually caused when the head suddenly moves forward and then snaps back following the impact of another vehicle.
Depending on the severity and the speed of accident, whiplash symptoms can be felt instantly, or have other long lasting consequences that you may not realize at first. Symptoms may include the following:
• Blurred or double vision
• Challenge concentrating
• Dizziness or disorientation
• Memory loss
• Mood fluctuations
• Numbness or loss of sensation
• Pain in the shoulders and back
• Ringing in the ears
• Pain moving your head
• Unusual fatigue
• Weakness in the arms
Unfortunately, many victims of whiplash require long periods of physical therapy and other treatments in order to fully recover. They may not be able to go to work for long durations.
In addition to effects of whiplash following a car accident, victims of rear-end accidents may also suffer concussions and other head injuries such as: traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, facial fractures, lacerations, broken bones, and more. Many of these injuries can incur significant medical bills, and loss of income for victims and families of these accidents.
DETERMINING FAULT IN A BUCKS COUNTY REAR-END ACCIDENT
Usually the liability following a rear end auto accident is upon the driver who struck the other vehicle in the back. However, in some cases, the driver in front decides to suddenly brake or slow causing a rear-end collision. Even though, the driver behind the car is expected to pay attention and not follow too closely. You should always drive your car with enough room ahead of you to slow down in case of this scenario. If a rear-end collision happens, chances are the driver could have been distracted (see Distracted Drivers Page), following too closely, speeding, or even driving under the influence. (see DUI/DWI Driving Page).
Even though the rear driver is generally presumed to have caused the accident, there are other factors which may prove the other party negligent. In this case, If the front driver did not have properly functioning brake lights, it would be difficult to signal the need to slow down, especially at night. Also, from a manufacture perspective, if faulty brakes, tires, or other parts caused the collision, the auto parts manufacturer could be held liable for the sale of defective products.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED REAR-END ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN BUCKS COUNTY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
If you have suffered injury in a rear-end collision, an experienced Bucks County rear-end accident lawyer could help you protect your legal rights aid you in the recovery of any damages you may have incurred. At Kats, Jamison & Associates, we are committed to helping Personal Injury victims receive the maximum compensation they deserve. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office anytime for a free consultation:
Address: 1 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 396-9001