We know that getting into a car accident is scary and frustrating. When it happens, there are so many things that need to happen. First, you need to make sure you are taken care of medically. After that, you will have to deal with other parties and insurance companies.
You would think that getting rear-ended would clearly establish that the other person was at fault, but it is not always that easy. Remember, insurance companies do not like to pay out settlements, so expect some resistance. That is why the Dan Doyle Law Group wants to help.
When you need a West Chester rear-end accident attorney, you can count on our team to recover the compensation you deserve.
What Can Happen?
There were more than 128,000 vehicle accidents reported in Pennsylvania during the last full reporting year. Out of those, 28,786 of them were rear-end collisions.
While you may think that these types of car crashes are not a big deal, they often involve much more than just property damage. Injuries can range from minor to severe.
The Smaller Impacts
We call these fender benders, and they do indeed mess up many fenders. Unfortunately, they are not the only thing that gets damaged. Fender benders are the number one cause of whiplash injuries. Sustaining a whiplash injury is much more than just experiencing neck pain. Whiplash can keep you from enjoying everyday activities, getting to work, and can even impact your mental state.
Often people do not notice the symptoms of a whiplash injury until hours or even days after an accident. This highlights the importance of seeking medical attention after an accident to be sure nothing has been damaged and to establish that you did everything possible for when the insurance companies begin to ask questions.
When It Gets Worse
Often, rear-end collisions are much worse, especially when they happen at higher speeds or involve larger vehicles. When this happens, the injuries can extend well beyond whiplash. We often see clients who experience the following during a rear-end accident:
- Multiple organ trauma
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries/Head injuries
- Internal bleeding
- And more
Rear-end collisions often occur due to drivers who are distracted by their phones or other devices who just do not see the car in front of them. We also know that drunk drivers are especially dangerous and often do not stop before slamming into cars in front of them.
Moving Forward From Here
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, we know you may have questions. If it was a rear-end accident, the situation can become even more complicated. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. This includes making sure your medical bills are covered, that you get lost-income if you cannot work, as well as pain and suffering damages.
When you need a West Chester rear-end accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.