Austin Rear-End Collision Lawyer
The Unique Injuries and Issues of Rear-Impact Auto Accidents
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. When inattentive drivers plow into other vehicles at high speed, the injuries can be catastrophic. Even at relatively low speed, rear-end crashes can result in lasting injuries.
While liability for a rear-impact crash is usually straightforward, no car accident is an open-and-shut case. You should always consult a lawyer to protect your rights and maximize your claims. The defense may have a theory for blaming the victim and insurers often downplay the damages, especially for injuries such as whiplash.
The law firm of Colley & Colley, L.L.P., has handled thousands of auto accident cases in Austin, Tyler and throughout East Texas, including every manner of rear-end collision. We stand up for the full compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Austin Rear-End Collision Attorneys
If there is any doubt, our attorneys have the experience to prove that the driver who hit you from behind was responsible for the crash: aggressive driving (speeding, tailgating, changing lanes) or careless driving (text messaging, talking to a back seat passenger, or otherwise inattentive). We use police reports, witness statements, accident reconstruction, data from on-board computers and other tools to establish liability when necessary.
The more common challenge in rear-end accidents is proving damages. In low-speed collisions a lot of energy is transferred to the occupants in the front car, but insurers will argue that the injuries must be minor if there is little damage to the vehicle. When the crash is more severe, insurers may raise issues such as pre-existing conditions to avoid their obligations.
We have handled rear-end collisions in stop-and-go freeway traffic, on exit ramps, at stoplights and many other scenarios. We are familiar with the common injuries when victims are struck from behind:
- Spinal cord injury
- Head injuries from striking the ceiling
- Cervical fractures
- Whiplash (neck strain)
- Seat belt/shoulder harness injuries
Tyler Attorneys Who Understand Rear-End Car Accidents
We know that whiplash injuries and other soft tissue damage can be completely debilitating, and may take many months to heal. We know what sort of medical documentation is needed to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for hospital bills, future medical care, lost earnings, permanent disability, and personal pain and suffering.
We will fight the other driver’s insurer and your own insurance company if the other driver is not fully covered for your losses. Colley & Colley has a long record of verdicts and settlements, and the insurers know that we will go to trial to get justice for our clients.
Reach our East Texas personal injury lawyers today by calling 844.325.9290, or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free case evaluation.