Rear-end accidents are the most common car accidents in the country, and
according to the National Safety Council, over 2.5 million
rear-end accidents occur every year. These accidents range from minor fender benders to horrific
fatal car accidents and account for approximately 29% of all crashes.
The vast majority of these accidents stem from a variety of distracted
driving behaviors, such as talking on the cellphone, texting while driving,
and eating while driving. In addition, poor road conditions,
defective auto parts, and dangerous weather can all increase the likelihood of a rear-end collision.
In Florida, rear end accidents most commonly occur at intersections, where
drivers may not be aware of stopping vehicles or changing lights. Yet
many rear end collisions also occur on the freeway when stopped traffic
or slow moving traffic may not be expected. This increases during times
of heavy rain, when both visibility and traction are reduced.
Common Rear End Accident Injuries
Rear end collisions can be more traumatic than many people believe. Even
at low speeds, rear end accident victims can sustain a variety of injuries,
Unfortunately, rear-end accident victims in Florida often meet resistance
from insurance companies when they file a claim. Insurance companies may
discount low-impact accidents—especially rear-end accidents—and
many are skeptical of whiplash-like symptoms.
Insurance companies may also insist that you were partly to blame for the
car accident because you stopped short or slammed on your brakes. Sometimes these are
tactics used by the insurance company to reduce their liability and your
compensation. When this occurs, you need an experienced Fort Lauderdale
car accident attorney on your side to fight for your rights to receive
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If you or someone you love has suffered injuries after a rear-end accident,
Kelley/Uustal can help. Contact our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys
at (954) 522-6601 for a