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Legal Representation for Rear-End Collision Injuries

You literally did not see it coming.

In the span of a few seconds, your whole life was altered. A negligent driver crashed into the rear end of your vehicle, causing you significant injuries. Now you're dealing with mounting medical bills, you're in physical pain, and you're losing out on much-needed work wages due to partial or complete disability. The stress is overwhelming. You don't know who to turn to for help.

The Husband and Wife Law Team is here to help. Our Arizona rear-end car accident lawyers are committed to helping car crash victims get the compensation they need to put their lives back together. If you have sustained considerable losses due to the negligence of another party, please don't hesitate to contact us for legal assistance. You can call us at (602) 457-6222 to receive a confidential, comprehensive consultation at no cost.

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What Are the Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions?

In the vast majority of cases, the driver of the rear vehicle is at fault when a rear-end collision occurs. Examples of driver errors include:

  • Poor judgment: The driver of a vehicle must be alert at all times, able to make informed and immediate decisions, including when to stop so as to avoid hitting another car. Drivers can miscalculate the distance between two vehicles and not hit their brakes in time, resulting in an accident.
  • Not driving for the bad weather: Different weather conditions, such as rain or snow, must be taken into account when you are driving a car, since they can increase your speed and slow down the process of making a complete stop.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI): Driving while intoxicated is a crime and significantly increases a person’s chances of getting into an auto accident, including a rear-end collision.
  • Speeding: Disobeying the speed limits can hinder your ability to stop in time, which can lead to a rear-end collision with another car.
  • Changing lanes incorrectly: It is important for drivers to gage the distance between themselves and other cars before switching lanes, as failing to do so may result in having to come to a too-sudden stop.

These accidents typically occur at intersections, or on congested highways or freeway exits. Even at low speeds, they can cause debilitating neck and soft-tissue injuries to the people in the front car. And at high speeds, they can be catastrophic and may trigger a multi-vehicle, or "chain reaction," collision, which can complicate the victim's Arizona car accident claim considerably.

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Dangers of Rear-End Collisions

While rear-end collisions rarely cause death, they can cause severe injuries because of the type of impact. No matter what type of injury you have after a rear-end collision, it is important to retain all of your medical records, since they can be used as evidence when you make an insurance claim.

Common rear-end collision injuries include:

  • Whiplash and neck injuries: A whiplash injury occurs when your head and neck are snapped forward by a sudden movement, such as the impact of a rear-end collision. This can happen in a lower-speed car accident if the body is pushed beyond its normal rage. Whiplash can last for months and cause varying types of pain. If you think you got whiplash from a car accident, seek medical attention right away.
  • Fractured ribs or broken bones: While airbags are deployed to shield the victims of a crash, an airbag can actually damage the chest by breaking bones. Broken ribs are sometimes hard to identify and may only cause pain or swelling, which is why it is important to seek medical attention right away following a rear-end collision.
  • Spine and back injuries: Spinal injuries should be treated as soon as possible, as failing to do so may result in further pain and lifelong problems for the victim. One of the major injuries is a herniated disc: vertebrae can be knocked out of place or damaged by the impact of a collision.

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What Are the Statistics on Rear-End Crashes in Arizona?

According to a study conducted in 2018 by the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT), rear-end accidents outnumber all other types of multi-vehicle crashes by far. The study also revealed that:

  • Approximately 44% of all auto accidents reported in Arizona in 2018 were rear-end collisions.
  • 43% of the crashes resulted in injury, while 10% produced fatalities.
  • A total of 48,073 rear-end collisions were reported in 2018 in Arizona.

These numbers indicate that rear-end collisions are, unfortunately, a significant issue in the state of Arizona. While they can be painful and debilitating, the resulting injuries are not always immediately obvious. It is therefore very important for you to seek medical attention right away at any signs of an injury and retain the records of your medical treatment. They can prove invaluable in a personal injury claim.

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How Can a Car Accident Attorney at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., Help?

Our legal team, comprised of experienced and knowledgeable Arizona personal injury attorneys, can investigate the circumstances surrounding the car accident and reconstruct what occurred based on the evidence gathered at the scene and witness statements. We also have a reliable network of accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and forensic experts at our disposal who strengthen claims with supporting testimony. In short, we have the resources and the passion to fight for you and get you the justice you deserve.

To schedule a free case review, please call Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (602) 457-6222 today or submit an online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

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