Rear-End Auto Accidents - Proving Fault
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on November 19, 2013
All kinds of auto accidents can cause serious injuries with life-changing repercussions. It's for that reason that our legal team takes all cases seriously, ensuring that clients receive strong representation each step of the way. It is of the utmost importance to our personal injury lawyers that all of our clients receive just compensation for any injuries or losses sustained.
Right now, our team would like to focus on some of the basics related to rear-end motor vehicle collisions. These kinds of accidents can prove especially severe and even deadly depending on the circumstances.
About Rear-End Auto Accidents
Read-end auto accidents refer to cases in which the back of a vehicle is struck by a moving vehicle. This can occur between a stationary vehicle and a moving vehicle or a rapidly approaching moving vehicle that crashes into a vehicle traveling at a slower rate of speed.
Common Causes of Rear-End Auto Accidents
Some of the most common causes of rear-end auto accidents include the following:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
- Driver fatigue
- Malfunctioning brakes
- Sudden and unexpected stops
How serious can rear-end auto accidents be?
They can be very serious. In the case of many rear-end accidents, the most common injury is whiplash, which refers to the sudden distortion and extension of the neck. This can result in major issues with mobility and motion. Full or partial paralysis can also occur following serious injury to the neck.
If a smaller vehicle crashes into the rear end of a large vehicle such as a big rig, the driver of the smaller vehicle can face major serious injury and possible death.
No matter what the incident may entail, our auto accident attorneys are committed to injury victims and their loved ones when these accidents were the result of negligence.
What does it mean to prove fault?
"Fault" essentially means the person or party who is responsible for the accident occurring. It may mean the distracted driver who collided with the vehicle that was in front of him or her, or it could mean the manufacturer of defective brakes/brake pads whose shoddy worksmanship contributed to the seriousness of the collision.
How Our Legal Team Will Help You
In order to prove fault in rear-end auto accidents, our legal team will closely analyze all of the circumstances surrounding your case. By using police reports, witness accounts, and all available evidence, we will construct a strong case on your behalf that demonstrates the irresponsibility of the other party or parties in the collision.
When seeking damages, our legal team will attempt to recover compensatory damages to cover medical bills as well as punitive damages in order to ensure the at-fault party is punished for their actions. We will provide you with peace of mind to concentrate on recovery as we negotiate the many difficult nuances of the legal system.
Learn More About Auto Accident Lawsuits
For more information about read-end other accidents and other kinds of serious motor vehicle collisions, be sure to contact our Salt Lake City, UT personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you receive just compensation for injuries and other losses that have been sustained.
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