Rear-end collisions are some of the most common traffic accidents that occur. While some rear-end accidents can be minor and are referred to as “fender-benders,” others can be surprisingly serious and cause significant property damage and injuries to victims. Many people are unsure of their rights after a rear-end accident, and they may even assume they have no chance of receiving compensation for their losses. This is usually not the case, and anyone involved in a rear-end crash should discuss what happened with a skilled personal injury lawyer at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina.
Causes of Rear-End Crashes
Many people assume that the rear driver is always at fault for a rear-end crash, as they should have been following at a distance that allowed them to stop in time. While this is often true, there are circumstances in which the front driver or even a third party was to blame.Some causes of rear-end accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous lane changes (cutting off another car)
- Brake failure
- Tire blowouts
- Road hazards
- Failing to yield
In Florida, it should be possible to seek compensation for your medical bills and lost wages through your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance whether you were at fault or not. However, if another driver was negligent, you may seek recovery that exceeds your PIP policy from that driver’s insurance company. It is important to have an experienced Florida attorney evaluate the best course of action.
Call for a Free Consultation with Our Seminole County Florida Rear-End Accident Lawyer
Rear-end crashes can cause serious injuries including whiplash, concussions, broken bones, and more. Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina represents car accident victims throughout Seminole County and the surrounding counties and helps them recover for their losses. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to set up an appointment.