The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are approximately six million automobile accidents each year in the United States that claim an average of 41,000 lives and cause 3.4 million injuries. Rear-end collisions account for nearly one-third of all motor vehicle accidents, making this type of accident one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in the nation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision that was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Southern California rear-end collision attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and help you obtain the full compensation that you are entitled to for the injuries you have suffered.
Drivers and passengers of vehicles that are struck from behind in rear-end collisions often suffer injuries that forever change the course of their lives. The reality of these types of accidents is that it does not take a high-speed rear-end collision to cause severe injuries, such as broken vertebrae, back injuries, and severe neck injuries.
In an experiment, chiropractors found that rear-end accidents where the striking vehicle was traveling only eight miles per hour resulted in a two g-force acceleration of the impacted vehicle and five g-force acceleration on the occupants’ heads within 250 millisecond of the impact. When you consider that one g-force equals acceleration of around 32 feet per second, it is easier to understand how seemingly minor rear-end collision can result in terrible, life-changing injuries.
Other common injuries suffered by rear-end accident victims include:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
Regardless of what caused your rear-end collision, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights. The Southern California rear-end collision lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will fight for your rights and work hard to obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
Common Causes of Rear-End Collision Accidents
Increasingly, rear-end collisions are caused by drivers distracted by texting and/or talking on their cell phones. Other common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- 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
- Road rage
- Other situations where a driver becomes distracted and fails to stop in time
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas advocates for our clients’ full financial recovery through detailed preparation for negotiation or court proceedings, if necessary.
Contact an Experienced Southern California Rear-End Collision Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a rear-end collision caused by the negligence of another party, the experienced accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help. We have the experience, resources and compassion to ensure that you will obtain the best representation when you need it the most.
Please call us at 1-949-556-4369 to discuss your case with an expert Los Angeles whiplash injury attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.