Rear-end collisions often have serious consequences, with motorists and passengers sustaining a wide range of physical injuries from whiplash to spinal damage. These accidents are usually caused by tailgating, distracted driving, or inclement weather. If this has happened to you, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Holding the other driver accountable in these cases can be complex, but the right attorney could help. An auto accident lawyer from Kogan & DiSalvo can guide you through the process. We can leverage our considerable resources and experience to fight for the damages you deserve. Reach out today and schedule a free consultation.
Injured in a Rear-End Collision? Kogan & DiSalvo Can Help
Looking for help with your rear-end collision claim? We can assist you with every aspect of your injury case, including the following:
- Investigating the crash. Our team can get to the bottom of what caused your rear-end collision. We can review witness statements, police reports, and video evidence to determine fault.
- Negotiating a settlement. We have a track record of success when settling rear-end accident cases because we know how to deal with insurance companies to fight for the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
- Litigating your claim. When settlements do not come together, litigation becomes necessary. We aim to reach a settlement but prepare every case as if a trial is the likeliest outcome.
Common causes of rear-end accidents in Florida
Rear-end collisions occur for many reasons, including the actions of the rear driver. It is their obligation to leave enough space between the vehicle in front of them. If they are follow too closely, they might be unable to stop in time to avoid a crash.
Some of the other factors that cause these accidents include the following:
- Driver fatigue
- Impaired driving
- Following too closely
- Distracted driving
Our firm can review and analyze the facts of your case to determine how the accident happened to identify the at-fault party.
Common injuries caused by rear-end accidents
Rear-end collisions are often not treated the same as head-on or T-bone collisions. However, as noted above, the injuries can be just as severe—or even fatal—in a rear-end crash. This is especially true in situations when it occurs at high speed.
Some of the most common rear-end accident injuries include the following:
- Sprains and strains
- Internal bleeding
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Spinal cord injury
Each of these injuries could result in a viable case for compensation. Let our team review your medical records and help you build a winning claim.
If another driver rear-ended you, the odds are good that they are at fault. For years, Florida followed pure comparative negligence to determine rear-end accident liability. Under the law, you could pursue damages for an accident even if you were primarily at fault, but this has changed.
Because Florida is now a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction, a driver is only entitled to compensation for a rear-end collision if they are found to be less than 50% at fault. If drivers are deemed 50 percent or more responsible, they cannot recover damages.
In cases where the plaintiff is below that threshold, their recovery is reduced proportionally to their fault. So if they are deemed 25 percent responsible, their recovery will be reduced by that percentage.
Call a Florida rear-end accident attorney today for a free consultation
If you were hurt in a rear-end crash through no fault of your own, it is crucial that you seek legal counsel. Our team at Kogan & DiSalvo can review your case, advise you of your legal options, and help you secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us immediately for a free consultation with a Florida rear-end accident lawyer. Finally, since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.