If another car hit you from behind and you suffered injuries or property damage, a rear end collision lawyer in Bucks County can help you pursue compensation. The driver in back is almost always at fault in a rear end collision. However, there are rare exceptions and loopholes the other driver and their attorney might use to try to avoid liability—or even hold you responsible for the crash. The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC can protect your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
In addition to the damage to your vehicle and other personal property, a rear end collision can cause severe injuries, often to the cervical spine. Your medical bills could be substantial. If your injuries force you to miss work, it can compound your financial stress. An attorney from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you get paid quickly so you can focus on recovering your health and getting your life back to normal.
The initial consultation is free. We do not get paid until we win money for you, so there is no risk in coming to talk to us and learning how we can help with your claim. Call us today at 215-642-2335 to set up your free consultation.
What Causes Rear End Vehicle Collisions?
Upon taking your case, the first thing our attorneys do is investigate the cause and circumstances of your collision. We can identify the responsible parties and determine what they did or did not do that makes them liable.
Many rear end collisions occur because other drivers engage in one of the following negligent behaviors.
Many collisions result from drivers not paying enough attention to the road. Answering a text or talking on a mobile phone while driving are common causes of these crashes.
Following too Closely
Drivers who tailgate, or do not keep a safe distance between their vehicle and the one in front of them, risk not being able to stop in time to avoid a collision. A momentary distraction, such as changing a radio station, can add to the danger of following too closely.
Driving Under the Influence
Alcohol and many drugs slow reaction time and increase the likelihood of getting into a crash. If the other driver in your accident was drunk, we can hold them responsible for their behavior.
The chance of a rear end collision increases substantially under bad weather conditions, such as rain, ice, snow, and fog. If another driver failed to drive safely to compensate for hazardous conditions, we may be able to hold them liable for the crash.
Sudden or Abrupt Lane Changes
Changing lanes abruptly and without warning, particularly if you brake suddenly afterward, can increase your chances of being rear-ended. If your sudden lane change caused your accident, you might be partially at fault under the state’s comparative negligence rule.
If a vehicle defect, such as faulty brakes or a defective tire, contributed to your collision, the manufacturer might be liable. We can pursue compensation using a product liability claim.
Our Attorneys Help You Win Compensation for Your Injuries.
After a rear end collision, it is important to seek medical attention as quickly as possible, even if you do not look or feel injured. The sooner after the crash you get examined, the easier it is to draw a conclusive link between the accident and your injuries. That makes it much the easier to win damages.
We have helped clients win damages for all of the following injuries:
- Other spinal cord injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Facial injuries from airbag deployment;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Broken bones; and
- Cuts and bruises.
Not all serious injuries are apparent right away. Head injuries, for instance, are notorious for not showing up for days or even weeks after the accident. However, the sooner you address any potential injuries, the better your prognosis is for long-term recovery. We recommend you always get checked out right away after a car accident—even a minor one.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
Before we investigate your accident, we cannot accurately estimate a claim value. Once we identify the responsible parties and calculate the extent of your damages, however, we will know how much your claim is worth. You could be eligible for some or all of the following damages.
We pursue the responsible parties and their insurers for your current medical costs, as well as all costs we anticipate you to incur in the future due to your accident.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
If you have to miss work as you recover from your injuries, we help you capture the lost income you are not able to earn. Similarly, if your capacity to work in the future suffers because of your injuries, we hold the responsible parties liable for the difference between what you are able to earn and what you should be earning.
Pain and Suffering
We fight aggressively to win you as much compensation as we are legally able to for your pain and suffering.
If we find evidence that the responsible party was not just negligent, but they behaved recklessly or maliciously in the circumstances that led to the crash, we can pursue them for punitive damages. These damages award additional compensation as a punishment to the at-fault party.
Call 215-642-2335 Today for a Free Consultation With a Bucks County Rear End Collision Attorney.
A lot of money is at stake in a rear end collision claim. You deserve compensation not only for your medical bills and the wages you are unable to earn while you recover, but for the pain and suffering and the emotional anguish you have experienced as a result of the accident. You need a lawyer who focuses on handling these cases, has successfully fought many such claims in the past, and can put their tools and resources to work for you.
You need an attorney from Cordisco & Saile LLC. We offer free consultations to answer all of your questions, discuss how we can protect your rights, and help you win full compensation. To schedule an appointment today, call 215-642-2335.