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Rear-End Collisions in Fort Lauderdale

Regardless of how severe and who is to blame, a car accident is a scary and jarring experience. However, rear-end collisions always seem to leave the victim in a heightened state of shock because it comes from seemingly nowhere. Whilst listening to music or just watching the world go by, the impact of a car behind (no matter how fast or slow) can lead to injury and this is because our bodies aren't expecting sudden movement. With no prediction of the event, we don’t have enough time to prepare and protect ourselves.

If you’ve been affected by a rear-end collision within the Fort Lauderdale area, you might just be able to recuperate some of the resulting costs in the shape of compensation. When one party is negligent and this can be proved, you aren't at fault and therefore aren't responsible for any relating medical bills or other expenses.

Finding a Personal Injury Accident Attorney

With all personal injury claims, time is the most important factor and this is because you’re limited by a timeframe of four years. As soon as possible after your accident, you need to get in touch with an attorney who can represent your best interests and obtain compensation from the guilty party.

Since we have the skills and the relevant experience in the industry, The Injury Firm is one of your best options in Fort Lauderdale and the whole of Florida. In 2017 and beyond, we have a passionate team who will sink hours into your case in order to achieve the best possible result. Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of people in situations similar to yours and we’ll continue to do so because we don’t think it’s fair you should fall into debt and pay thousands for something that wasn't your fault.

With honesty and integrity, we’ll pursue your case by gathering the facts and evidence in order to build a strong case. Over the weeks ahead, the defendant and their insurance company, driven only by minimizing costs and maintaining a healthy profit, will use all the tactics available to them to absolve themselves of blame. Luckily enough, we’re wise to these tricks and will protect you and your case.

Although we’re based in Fort Lauderdale, we can help in various cities across Florida including Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Sunrise, Coral Springs, and many more. To get started, you can phone us to arrange a free consultation where we discuss your case and your options moving forward. If we believe the case is worth pursuing on your part, we’ll start by gathering the evidence as soon as possible.

Rear-End Collision Causes

Although we would love to see road accidents come to an end, they’re still common in today’s society. Sadly, the most common cause is a lack of attention whether it’s not realizing how close they’re driving to the car ahead or whether they’re distracted by something or someone else in the car. For example, we’ve seen cases where the driver was texting whilst driving, driving too close in extreme weather conditions, not paying attention to the risks of the road, speeding, talking on their phone, and even under the influence of drugs/alcohol. As you can see, these are all preventable which is why it’s saddening to see so many accidents still occurring.

Rear-End Collision Injuries

 As mentioned previously, the injuries sustained in an accident such as this can be extremely damaging because it comes completely unexpected. Commonly, whiplash is an issue and this leaves the driver with pain in the neck and possibly down the spine. After this, a rear-end accident could also lead to muscle tears, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, knee injuries, ankle injuries, and facial injuries coming from the airbag or making contact with the dashboard.

The Role of Negligence in a Rear-End Collision

With this type of personal injury case, proving negligence is an issue yet essential. Ultimately, your attorney must prove four different factors of negligence if you are to receive any form of compensation.

Breach - Firstly, did the defendant breach the laws of the road and therefore put everyone around them at risk?

Duty - Next, did the defendant have a duty to act with care? Of all four, this is generally the easiest element to prove since we all have a duty of care to others when driving on the roads of Florida.

Causation - Are the injuries caused a direct result of the collision? For the judge, they need to ensure that you weren’t already injured in some way and your medical records will go a long way to prove this one.

Damages - Finally, did all three factors above combine to cause damage to the plaintiff? If you suffered any of the injuries listed previously or any other injury that has required medical attention, you should be able to claim for the cost of rehab, medical bills, loss of earnings, permanent disability, mental suffering, and reduced earning capacity. Of course, not all will apply but The Injury Firm will assess this on a case-by-case basis.

Receiving Compensation After a Rear-End Collision

If you’ve read through all the information above and your rear-end collision applies, The Injury Firm can help you with the case. As long as the other driver was negligent and this led to some form of injury, we will stand by your side and compile the best case possible. At a time where you’re in pain and everything seems to be going wrong, we can be the beginning of a new chapter to put things right.

Thanks to our experience, we know how the process works so we can handle a variety of different circumstances. As the case progresses, the insurance company of the defendant will do their best to break the case down but we won’t allow this to happen. With us by your side, you can be confident that the best solution is just around the corner whether this comes from a settlement or a full court case.

If you’re located in or around Fort Lauderdale, we can stand by your side from the beginning to the very end; you don’t have to go it alone and you don’t have to settle for second best. If you contact us today, we’ll act with efficiency to get your consultation arranged quickly. From here, we can get started as long as you’re happy for us to help. Why not call today and take advantage of our skills and experience?  954-951-0000

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