Representing Victims Of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions involve complex insurance issues. While fault is often clear in these types of accidents, proving the extent of your injuries can be difficult since your vehicle may not show extensive damage.
At Elmore Law Office, our lawyers represent people who have been injured in rear-end collisions and other types of motor vehicle accidents. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and explain your rights.
Equating Vehicle Damage To Extent Of Injury
The amount of damage to a vehicle involved in an accident often has little to do with the extent of injury to the driver or passenger inside. Nonetheless, insurance companies often argue that if the vehicle does not show extensive damage, the occupants of that vehicle could not have been seriously injured. Juries often accept these arguments if there is no evidence to the contrary.
To protect your right to full compensation, our lawyers will investigate your accident to document your injury claim. For example:
- The speed of the two vehicles can be an important factor in rear-end collisions. Even if the vehicle’s bumpers do not show extensive damage, those forces can be transmitted to the people inside the car.
- The position of the vehicle occupant at the time of the collision can determine the extent of injury. For example, if your head was turned to speak to another passenger, your neck has less range to flex if the vehicle is struck from behind. Serious spinal injuries can result.
It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to preserve evidence while it is fresh in everyone’s mind.