Seattle Rear-End Car Collision Lawyers
How to Get Compensation for Injuries Related to Rear End Car Accidents
Rear-end collisions are, in most cases, completely avoidable. Vehicle operators are required to leave a safe distance behind the vehicle ahead. Even so, car accident statistics issued by the National Transportation Safety Board reveal that almost half of all two-vehicle crashes are rear-enders. Many of these collisions cause damage that goes far beyond a minor fender bender, leaving innocent people seriously or fatally injured.
If another driver hit your vehicle from behind, leaving you or a loved one seriously injured or dead, connect with a Washington rear-end car collision attorney at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. as soon as possible. It is imperative that all relevant evidence is obtained and preserved. You can trust our firm to initiate the process of protecting your right to fair compensation immediately.
It's common for the aftermath of a rear-end vehicle collision to be an overwhelming time, but taking action to protect your legal rights is invaluable.
Can I Get Compensation If I Was Rear Ended by Another Driver in Seattle?
At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., we have an extensive track record of recovering high value settlements for our clients. We are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of those we serve, and we will seek every form of compensation available, based upon the facts. Our professional resources include respected medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and financial specialists, all of whom can be called upon to assist us in our efforts. The damages in a rear end accident can include the following:
- Medical bills
- Ambulance costs
- Hospital bills
- Rehabilitation treatment costs
- Wage loss
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional anguish
You need an experienced Seattle car accident lawyer – and not all law firms are created equal. We are proud of our many victories for our clients, and would like to speak with you about what happened in your case. So you can be confident in our ability to professionally represent you, look over a few of the recoveries we have achieved in rear end accident cases in recent years:
- $450,000 recovery for rear-end collision in Kent.
- $216,000 recovery for a man who injured his shoulder and back when he was rear-ended in Federal Way.
- $201,000 recovery for a woman who injured her low back when she was rear-ended in Seattle.
- $200,000 recovery for rear-end accident in Seattle.
- $200,000 recovery for an Issaquah rear-end collision.
- $190,000 recovery for a woman who had rotator cuff surgery as a result of being rear-ended in Kent.
- $185,000 recovery for a Maple Valley rear-end accident.
Common Injuries in Rear-End Car Collisions
A rear end accident, even at slow speeds, can cause serious damage to various body parts. Some common injuries sustained in rear enders include:
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disfiguring facial injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
If you were injured by another driver that hit you from behind, it is imperative that you retain legal representation from a highly qualified car accident attorney. The lawyer you choose is probably the most significant factor in the amount you are paid in a settlement or verdict. It is advised that you review our case results so you are confident that everything possible is being done to help you seek the maximum in compensation.
Causes of Rear-End Accidents
There are various causes for rear-end accidents, but the underlying issue is, in most cases, a driver failing to leave adequate space to come to a stop when necessary. Contributing factors could include:
- Icy, snowy or wet roadways
- Limited visibility in rainy or snowy weather
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Texting or cell phone use
- Aggressive driving behavior
In approximately 87% of all rear-end collisions, the NTSB further reveals that a driver simply fails to observe the traffic ahead, and when forced to come to a sudden stop, is unable to do so and slams into another vehicle.
If you were the victim in a rear end collision and suffered injuries, the situation can be overwhelming. Your focus is naturally upon getting treatment, and attempting to recover from the injuries sustained. Regaining your health can be a long process, depending upon your injuries. There are important legal issues that must be addressed in a timely manner. Filing a claim against a negligent driver requires that evidence of negligent driving conduct be established and submitted with the claim. This evidence can include police reports, accident scene photos, eyewitness testimony, and other data. With 40 years serving the Seattle community in personal injury law, our firm has an exceptional level of skill in crafting injury cases for submission to insurance companies, or to present in court. We are available to assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve.
How a Washington Rear-End Car Collision Lawyer Can Help
Even the most careful driver cannot protect against the dangerous driving behavior of others sharing the road. Whether you were hit by a drunk, speeding, texting, or inattentive driver, our Seattle personal injury lawyers will take on the insurance company for you, advocating for you at every step of the process. Our personal commitment to our clients is unmatched – we genuinely care about the people we represent, and we are personally driven to the pursuit of justice. To discuss your case and get your questions answered, call us at (888) 228-3860 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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