Most people understand that the car accident is a regular occurrence in and around Allentown. These incidents happen in a variety of ways and can lead to severe injuries and substantial property damage. Rear-end car accidents may seem straightforward, but securing compensation for these incidents can be complicated. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our Allentown rear-end car accident attorneys are ready to help if you or loved one has been injured. We will work to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
You will often hear rear-end crashes referred to as “fender benders,” but we need to be careful when applying that term. A fender bender should only be called such when it occurs at a slow speed and causes only minor property damage. Any read-end crash that causes injuries or significant property damage is more than a fender bender.
Rear-end car accidents can cause serious injuries for drivers and passengers. Some of the most common injuries that our Allentown rear-end car accident attorneys help clients with include:
In high-speed rear-end collisions, victims are more likely to incur spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. All of these rear-end collision injuries require medical attention. Even relatively minor injuries can lead to significant medical expenses.
These incidents are more common than most people realize. Out of the more than 128,000 total traffic collisions during the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that 21.8% were rear-ended collisions. Out of all traffic fatalities during that reporting year, 6.7% were the result of rear-end collisions.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most common causes of rear-end collisions include the following:
In most cases, these incidents involve the rear driver following the vehicle in front of them too closely. When these crashes occur, they often set off a chain reaction in which several vehicles end up rear-ending the vehicles in front of them. This can complicate issues of liability, and these incidents often require extensive investigation by a trained car accident attorney.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a rear-end accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, contact an attorney today. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we want to conduct a thorough investigation into what happened in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: