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Santa Rosa Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common car accidents on the road. Unlike what many think, though, they do not always happen in parking lots or at stop lights. These minor types of rear-end collisions result in very few, if any, injuries. However, rear-end collisions also occur on major highways at high speeds. When this is the case, a rear-end collision can result in fatalities.

When a rear-end collision occurs, it often leaves the accident victim with high medical bills and sometimes, they are left unable to work so they have trouble paying for them. When this is the case and someone else was at fault for the collision, accident victims can often seek compensation. They should speak to a Santa Rosa rear-end collision attorney who can help them pursue the damages they deserve.

What is a Rear-End Collision?

A rear-end collision occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the back of the vehicle in front of it. This often results in neck injuries such as whiplash, shoulder and back injuries, and other serious damage.

Most rear-end collisions only involve two cars. In some cases though, there are multiple vehicles involved. When this is the case, a third car has typically crashed into the back of a second car, which crashes into the back of the first car.

How to Recover Compensation After a Rear-End Collision

When accident victims want to recover compensation for their injuries and property damage after a crash, they will have to prove that another driver was at fault for the accident. Copies of the police report, testimony from eyewitnesses, medical reports, and copies of expenses can all provide evidence that someone else was at fault.

For accident victims, obtaining this information even when they are healthy is a difficult task. Trying to gather it all during a time of recovery seems impossible. It is for this reason that anyone injured in a rear-collision should speak to a Santa Rosa car accident lawyer. A lawyer knows how to get this information quickly and will have a network of experts available to help collect evidence.

Damages in Rear-End Collision Cases

Compensation in a rear-end collision claim is known as damages. The damages accident victims can recover include:

  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Although accident victims have the right to this compensation, it is not easy for them to get. They will have to speak to the at-fault party’s insurance company, and that presents numerous challenges.

Injured in an Accident? Call Our Santa Rosa Car Accident Attorneys Now

Rear-end collisions may have gotten a reputation as being only minor accidents, but that is not always true. People become badly injured in these accidents and when they do, they need to speak to a car accident lawyer in Santa Rosa as soon as possible.

If you have been hurt, speak to our experienced attorneys at Willoughby Brod. If someone else was at fault for your accident, we will represent you throughout the entire claims process. We hold insurance companies accountable so that you get the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form for your free consultation.

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