Rear-End CrashesBy Stewart J. Guss on August 2nd, 2018
Rear-end collisions are the most common car crashes throughout the United States. These accidents can happen with one vehicle stopped or when both cars are moving. They happen at low speeds and high speeds, on residential streets and major highways. No matter where you’re driving, the possibility of a sudden rear-end crash persists!
While many people refer to rear-end crashes as fender-benders, the highly skilled car accident attorneys at the law office of Stewart J. Guss know that these accidents often produce serious damage. We’ve worked with clients who suffered life-changing injuries in rear-end collisions, proving that you should never take these crashes lightly! We’re ready to listen to your story about your rear-end accident and advise you about whether you have a car accident claim. Our case evaluations are COMPLETELY FREE, so please call us at ANY TIME, day or night, 24/seven, at 800-898-4877, or you may contact us now by CLICKING HERE to contact us online. We’re ready to help.
Did a Dangerous Driver Cause Your Rear-End Crash?
There are many possible causes of rear-end crashes, but let’s face it—most of these accidents happen due to dangerous drivers. If you’ve ever driven in Dallas, you know that drivers make questionable choices at every turn. Even if you’re the safest driver out there, another car or truck can crash into you at any moment, often because another driver acted carelessly or recklessly. A negligent driver can also cause you to crash into the back of their car, and our legal team knows that the rear driver is NOT always at fault!
While many driving behaviors can lead to a rear-end crash, the following are some of the most common:
Distracted driving – There is no question that distracted driving is an epidemic. Despite new texting and driving bans in Texas and many other states, there are still drivers looking down at their phones on every road. Drivers can also get distracted in other ways, including eating or drinking, looking in the mirror, reading, changing the GPS or radio, and paying attention to children in the back seat, among many others. When a driver isn’t looking at the road, they won’t know if it’s time to slow down or stop for traffic or other obstacles. A distracted driver may not be able to avoid crashing into the back of a slowed or stopped car in front of them. Also, a distracted driver may have to suddenly slam on their brakes, causing the driver behind them to crash into the back of their car.
- Aggressive driving – Traffic, slow drivers, bad weather—all these can make a driver impatient. Some people allow their impatience to lead to aggressive driving, which can involve many behaviors that cause rear-end crashes. Tailgating is a common cause of rear-end accidents, as the driver who is following too closely won’t have enough space to slow down if the front car hits the brakes. In addition, many aggressive drivers may make dangerous lane changes, cutting in front of other cars with little space. Drivers who are suddenly cut off may crash into the back of the aggressive driver’s car.
- Speeding – Speed limits exist for a reason, and officials set speed limits based on the usual flow of traffic on a road, sharpness of curves, intersections, and more. When a driver speeds, they are inherently driving too fast for the expected conditions on that road or highway. Speeding drivers may be going too fast to stop in time for traffic lights, congested traffic, or to make a turn. This commonly results in a rear-end crash.
- Failing to signal – One common reason why a front driver may be to blame for a rear-end crash is failing to use their signals when appropriate. If a driver is about to make a turn and does not use their signal, the driver behind them may not realize they need to slow down to accommodate the turning driver. The same goes for lane changes, as a driver may not have time to react if a car suddenly switches into their lane without warning.
- Drunk driving – Drunk drivers cause a whole host of problems on the road, as they often lack the focus and control to avoid crashes. There is NO EXCUSE for anyone to drive after having too much to drink, as these drivers should well know the risks of causing crashes and injuries to other. Drunk drivers often cause rear-end collisions because of slower reflexes, not being able to pay attention to the road, dangerous judgment calls, and more.
Stewart J. Guss and his team of car accident lawyers and legal professionals know there are dangerous drivers out there. We work for accidents victims to hold these drivers COMPLETELY LIABLE for their dangerous actions. Call us right away to learn more!
Serious Injuries from Rear-End Accidents
If you’re in the front car of a rear-end crash, you often don’t know what’s happening until the impact. You have no time to brace yourself, and the crash can often jerk your body around uncontrollably. Even though airbags and seat belts exist for protection in this situation, those safety features can cause additional injuries, as well, often to the chest, face, and arms. Some serious rear-end injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue tears
- Internal bleeding and organ injuries
- Broken bones
- Skull fractures
- Facial and dental injuries
Experienced Dallas Car Accident Law Firm Standing up for YOU and YOUR RIGHTS!
No matter what type of injury occurred, the losses arising from your rear-end crash can overwhelm you. The last thing you want to worry about is dealing with insurance companies that are only looking to make the claim process difficult and take advantage of injured accident victims. Instead, let our experienced car accident law firm handle EVERY STEP OF YOUR CLAIM.
We know how insurance companies work and how to fight for MAXIMUM compensation in every single case. You should ALWAYS have our firm review your case and handle your claim—otherwise, you risk losing important compensation.
The legal team of Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, is nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If you were injured in a car accident, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. Someone is available to help you for FREE, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE to contact us online.