Rear-End Collision Settlements
Maximize Your Compensation with Help from a Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer
Because rear-end collision accidents are the most common types of
auto accidents, many people tend to not take them seriously when it comes to injuries.
But the truth is that studies have shown that 85% of all neck injuries
stem from auto accidents, and of those collisions, 85% of those are rear-end
collisions. These same studies show that cars going as slowly as 5 MPH
can result in significant symptoms.
Some of the main factors that determine whether or a rear-end collision
will result in injuries are:
- The speed that each car is traveling at
- The types of automobiles involved in the accident
- The weight of the automobiles involved in the accident
- The location of the accident
- The direction of the impact
- Whether or not the automobile seat, seatbelt, and airbag performs its job
It’s estimated that about 10% of people involved in a rear-end collision
will develop whiplash. Of those, 10% to 15% will fail to fully recover
from the injury. The constant pain and discomfort of a
neck injury can last for years. Because there is no way for medical experts to “see”
it with diagnostic tests, it can be difficult for a victim to be taken
seriously by insurance companies.
Kelley/Uustal Can Help
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rear-end collision and can’t
get the insurance company to take you seriously, we can help. Our lawyers
are trained in the complexities of these types of injuries and understand
how to get you the justice you deserve. After all, it’s not fair
that you would have to pay for years of medical treatment to alleviate
the pain resulting from a
personal injury when you weren’t even at fault. Let our experienced experts walk
you through the process of reaching a fair settlement or judgment so you
can continue to enjoy life as you did before someone crashed into you.
Other Causes of Whiplash
Most people assume that when a rear-end collision occurs, it’s automatically
the fault of the person who crashed into the other car, but that’s
not always the case. Sometimes things are not in the control of the driver,
and the accident can occur because of improper road conditions or a parts
defect on their automobile, such as faulty brakes.
The attorneys at Kelley/Uustal are trained at getting to the root of the
problem by doing comprehensive forensic evaluations of the accident. If
you need justice for a rear-end collision auto accident,
call our offices today and speak to a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer.