Rear-End Collisions in the San Fernando Valley and California
San Fernando Valley Car Accident Lawyer
According to the National Safety Council, rear-end collisions are considered
to be the most common traffic accident in the United States. In fact,
there are approximately 2.5 million rear-end
car accidents that are reported every year and that does not include all the minor ones
that go unreported. Rear-end collisions are commonly referred to as "whiplash
accidents" because 20% of all people involved in a rear-end accident
seem to experience the indicators of whiplash. Rear-end accidents can
cause serious injuries to the driver in the front vehicle.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a rear-end traffic accident,
you don't have to suffer through it alone. Here, at The Law Offices
of Joel Parker, I am committed to protecting the rights of injured drivers
and passengers and I have handled countless car accident claims over the years.
Speak with a San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney from my firm today about filing your rear-end accident injury claim.
The Causes of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end accidents occur for a number of different reasons, all of which
are correlated with rear driver negligence. In most cases, these traffic
collisions occur because the rear driver was guilty of one of the following:
- Was following the car in front too closely
- Was not paying attention to the road in front of them
- Was talking on their cell phone
- Was playing with their radio
- Was reaching for something in the vehicle
- Was not watching to see when the car in front was slowing or stopping
Other times, this type of accident occurs because the road was icy or wet
when the rear driver tried to brake. A sudden stop of traffic is another
major cause of rear-end accidents. If you were involved in a rear-end
collision that was not your fault, you should be able to collect compensation
for your medical bills, vehicle damage, loss of income as well as for
your pain and suffering. My firm can help you with the claim filing process
and help you prove the fault of the other driver.
Injuries Caused by Rear-End Accidents
Due to the nature of rear-end collisions, it is very easy for drivers and
passengers to sustain soft tissue injuries. Whiplash is the number one
injury that rear-end accident victims complain about. This injury is sustained
when the head snaps forward too fast causing soft tissue damage to the
neck. Accident victims could also suffer what are called closed head injuries
in this type of accident. However, those injuries can only be found by
looking at an x-ray. The bigger the rear vehicle is, the more severe the
front driver's injuries can be. For example, if a SUV, truck or semi
was to rear-end a small vehicle, the damage could be extensive and the
injuries could be catastrophic.
SFV Rear-End Car Accident Attorney
With 40 years of handling
personal injury cases, I understand better than anyone how a car accident can turn your
life upside down in a matter of seconds. If you have been injured in a
rear-end collision in Southern California, you need aggressive legal representation
to help ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. You
are probably wondering, who will pay my medical bills? Will I be reimbursed
for my lost wages? How will I fix the damage done to my vehicle? My firm
can help answer all of these questions. I have recovered over $65 million
for past clients and I will work tirelessly to maximize your injury settlement.
Contact my firm to schedule a
free case evaluation with a car accident lawyer!