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Orange County rear-end collision attorney

Orange County Rear-End Accident Attorney

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 6.7 million motor vehicle crashes in 2018. One-third of these crashes were rear-ending collisions. A rear-end collision occurs when a vehicle crashes into the car in front of it. When occupants in a vehicle being struck from behind, they can suffer serious injuries that significantly impact all aspects of their lives.

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. If you or someone you care for has been injured in a rear-end collision, the Orange County rear-end collision attorney at the Law Offices of  Samer Habbas & Associates may be able to help. With multiple offices located in Irvine, Los Angeles, El Segundo, San Diego, and Riverside, our lawyers represent victims of rear-end accidents across Southern California. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, please call 949-727-9300.

Common Factors Contributing to Rear-End Accidents

Typical scenarios for rear-end accidents are a sudden deceleration by the first car so that the driver behind it does not have time to brake and collides with it. Alternatively, the following car may accelerate more rapidly than common factors contributing to rear-end collisions include:

  • Inattention or distraction
  • Tailgating
  • Panic stops
  • Reduced traction due to wet weather or worn pavement

Common Rear-End Collision Causes 

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
  • Tailgating
  • Front vehicle slamming on breaks
  • Front vehicle accidentally in reverse-gear
  • Distractions from kids
  • Arguing with other occupants of the vehicle
  • Malfunctioning brakes, accelerator, or other mechanical problems
  • Weather conditions
  • Worn or slick pavement
  • Road rage
  • Front vehicle making a false-start
  • Drowsy driving
  • Other situations where a driver becomes distracted and fails to stop in time

Common Types of Injuries Caused By Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end collisions can result in severe injuries to the victim who is rear-ended. Depending on the severity of the impact, the victims may suffer injuries that seriously impact all aspects of their lives. One of the common injuries associated with rear-end accidents is whiplash. More than 20 percent of rear-end accident victims suffer from various degrees of whiplash injuries. Other types of injuries suffered in this type of accident include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries

Recovering from any of these injuries can involve extensive medical treatment. Paying your treatment bills can also get very expensive. The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates is dedicated to fighting to obtain the full extent of compensation our clients deserve.

Finding Fault in a Rear-End Collision

A driver at fault is generally the individual who violated a traffic law due to speeding, distracted driving, running a stop sign, etc. Finding fault in rear-end accidents is typically simpler than other types of accidents. But the fault is not automatically placed on the motorist behind the car that was hit. Insurance companies will take any steps and measures possible to deny liability and avoid having to pay out on a claim – even when their insured rear-ended another car. As such, if you were seriously injured in a rear-end collision, it is best to immediately hire an experienced accident attorney to make sure that you get full compensation from the party at-fault for the crash.

Since fault in a rear-end collision is not automatic, your car accident attorney may need to depend on specific types of evidence to clear liability. Your lawyer may need to refer to the following to prove the negligence of the driver who rear-ended you:

  • Rules of the broad that were broken or violated.
  • The speed the vehicles were traveling at the time of the crash.
  • Damage to the vehicles involved in the crash.
  • Statements from witnesses to the rear-end collision.
  • Police report.
  • Accident reconstruction expert – especially if liability is hotly disputed or the accident into a multi-vehicle crash.

Contact an Experienced Orange County Rear-End Collision Attorney

Samer Habbas LawyerThe injuries caused by rear-end collisions, even at very low speeds, can cause medical problems that last a lifetime. Whiplash syndrome, disc herniation, and other conditions often result in 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 know for is struggling with medical bills, lost wages, and other collision-related expenses resulting from a rear-end accident caused by another party, contact an Orange County rear-end collision attorney to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law. 

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced Irvine attorneys, please call 949-727-9300. The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates is dedicated to helping victims receive the best compensation for their injustice. With multiple offices located in Irvine, Los Angeles, El Segundo, San Diego, and Riverside, our lawyers represent victims of rear-end collisions across Southern California.

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