Rear-End Accidents

Rear-End Collisions

Work With A Skilled Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. Rear-end accidents occur when one driver's vehicle collides with the vehicle in front of it. Rear-end accidents most often occur when the driver of the second vehicle is following too closely or is distracted and therefore does not have enough time to stop when the motorist ahead of them slows down or stops unexpectedly. In some cases, however, it is possible that the first driver may be partially responsible for pulling out suddenly in front of the second driver or cutting them off, and therefore not giving the second driver the opportunity to stop in time.

  • Each year, over 2.5 million rear-end collisions occur in the United States
  • These accidents account for nearly 40% of all traffic collisions, and a third of all rear-end crashes are determined to be total losses by insurance adjusters
  • Rear-end collisions are the most common type of automobile accident reported each year
  • 20% percent of people involved in rear-end crashes show symptoms of whiplash

How To Recover Damages for a Rear-End Accident

It is very common for victims of rear-end collisions to experience the pain of whiplash. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that damages the neck when the head and neck are thrown forward because of sudden impact and then back into place again. Additionally, many victims also suffer neck and back injuries, air bag and seat belt injuries, and even concussions. The settlement that may be awarded in a rear-end accident claim may vary depending on the extent of injury and property damage. Your attorney can help you seek to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation costs
  • Future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of potential earnings
  • Emotional trauma.

Hurt in a car accident in Philadelphia?

Injured in a rear-end accident in the Philadelphia area? If so, it is important that you involve a Philadelphia car accident attorney as soon as possible to understand your options and to help you build a powerful case to pursue justice. As a personal injury attorney with over 25 years of experience in this field, Thomas J. Murphy can offer you the experienced and dedicated legal counsel you need when handling your insurance claim or when taking your case to civil court to be resolved. The goal will be to assist you in recovering the highest amount of financial damages for your injuries, damage to your vehicle and any other losses or expenses that you have experienced.

If you were injured by a drunk, distracted, or reckless driver, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. to discuss your legal options to pursue a fair settlement for your losses and suffering. To learn more about your rights to financial compensation, contact an accident lawyer at our firm today. Call us at (215) 569-1500.