Rear End Collisions
Florida Rear End Collision Attorney For Resulting Injuries
Each year, there are more than 100,000 rear end collisions in Florida. In fact, more than one in four auto accidents in Florida involves a rear end collision. Unfortunately, while these accidents are among the most common types of crashes, they are also among the most dangerous. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rear end accidents are to blame for close to one in 10 traffic-related fatalities. At Searcy Denney, we are passionate about helping accident victims and families recover their losses; and, if you need to speak with a Florida rear end collision attorney, we encourage you to contact us right away.
Common Causes of Rear End Accidents in Florida
There are various factors that can lead to rear end accidents. Most of these factors involve driver negligence, although various vehicle-related and road-related factors can play a role in causing rear end accidents as well. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping drivers, passengers and families recover just compensation for rear end collisions and other auto accidents.
Driver Negligence in Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions occur under all types of scenarios. From highways backups to busy intersections, if one car is following another, there is a chance that the following driver will cause a rear-end accident. If the accident could have been avoided with safe driving, the following driver may be legally responsible for negligence, and this means that occupants of the vehicle that was rear-ended will be entitled to just compensation.
Some of the most-common forms of driver negligence involved in rear-end collisions include:
- Alcohol or drug intoxication (resulting in slower reactions, poor judgment, and visual impairment)
- Distracted driving (talking on the phone, texting, using social media and other distractions)
- Drowsy or fatigued driving (resulting in increased reaction time or falling asleep behind the wheel)
- Inattentiveness or inexperience (not observing the need to brake in order to avoid a collision)
- Speeding (driving too fast to stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision)
Non-Driver-Related Causes of Rear-End Collisions
In some cases, non-driver-related causes will play a role in rear-end collisions as well. For example, we have handled numerous cases involving:
- Vehicle Defects – Brake failures, tire failures and other defects that can result in sudden and unexpected loss of driver control.
- Road Defects and Hazards – Dangerous road conditions that can make it more difficult to stop, including visual obstructions, gravel and slippery pavement.
- Employer Negligence – Trucking companies and other employers hiring inexperienced drivers, forcing drivers to spend too many hours behind the wheel, and overloading trucks resulting in impaired braking.
How Do You Prove Fault in a Rear-End Car Accident?
While the driver who does the rear-ending will usually be deemed at fault in a rear-end accident, statistics alone are not enough to prove your claim for just compensation. You need evidence to recover your losses, and this means that you need to hire a law firm to investigate your accident as soon as possible. Some examples of the types of evidence our attorneys may be able to use to prove fault in your rear-end accident include:
- Photos from the accident scene
- A forensic examination of each vehicle involved in the crash
- The police report
- Traffic or surveillance camera footage
- Eyewitness testimony
Our Auto Accident Attorneys Can Help You Recover Your Losses After a Rear End Collision in Florida
Regardless of the circumstances involved in your rear end collision, if you were injured in the accident, your losses could be substantial. When you choose our firm to represent you, our attorneys will fight to secure maximum compensation for your:
- Vehicle damage
- Medical expenses and prescription costs
- Lost income and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life and other forms of non-financial harm
A Florida Rear End Collision Attorney Can Help You Today
Do you need help to recover your losses resulting from a rear end car accident in Florida? If so, our attorneys are here to help. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation at Searcy Denney, call us at 800-780-8607 or tell us how we can reach you online today.