Aggressive, Experienced Southern California Rear-End Collision Attorney
The National Transportation Safety Board’s records for a recent year indicate that there were six million auto accidents that year on America’s streets and highways that claimed more than 41,000 lives. Nearly 3.4 million people were injured in those accidents. Rear-end collisions accounted for 1.848 million or nearly one-third of the total number of auto accidents. Almost one in every three auto accidents in the U.S. is a rear-end accident, and in Los Angeles and the rest of California, rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accident. If you or someone you care for has been injured in a rear-end collision, Los Angeles rear-end collisions attorney Samer Habbas may be able to help.
Southern California Rear-End Accident Lawyer Helping Auto Accident Victims
Drivers and passengers of vehicles that are struck from behind in rear-end collisions often suffer injuries that change the course of their lives forever. Broken vertebrae, back injuries and severe neck injuries are quite common for the occupants of an automobile struck from the rear by another, and it doesn’t take a high-speed rear-end collision to cause these injuries. In an experiment, chiropractors found that rear-end collisions where the striking vehicle was traveling only eight miles per hour resulted in a two g force acceleration of the impacted vehicle and a five g force acceleration on the occupants’ heads within 250 milliseconds of the impact. When you consider that one g of force equals acceleration of around 32 feet per second, it’s easier to understand how a seemingly minor rear-end collision can result in terrible, life-changing injuries.
Increasingly, rear-end collisions are caused by drivers distracted by texting and/or talking on their cell phones. Other causes of rear-end collisions include the following:
Burned out brake and tail lights on the impacted vehicle
Eating while driving
Changing the radio station
Distractions from kids
Arguing with other occupants of the vehicle
Malfunctioning brakes, accelerator or other mechanical problem
Other situations where a driver becomes distracted and fails to stop in time
Tenacious Los Angeles Rear-End Collision Lawyer
The injuries caused by rear-end collisions, even at very low speeds, can cause health problems that last a lifetime. Whiplash syndrome and other conditions often result in the accident victims being unable to work at their former jobs or enjoy their favorite leisure activities. Victims frequently experience negative impacts on their quality of life. If you or someone you care for is struggling with medical bills, lost wages and other collision-related expenses, Southern California rear-end collision lawyer Samer Habbas may be able to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to under the law. To schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of personal injury attorney Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.
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