Rear-end accidents often cause serious injuries and considerable damage to the vehicles involved. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accident in the United States. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the 6 million car accidents that occur nationally every year, 40% of them (or 2.5 million) are rear-end collisions.
Rear-end accidents may cause serious injuries such as head injury, brain injury, broken bones, and more. Although most rear-end collisions involve impacts that occur at less than 10 miles per hour and may result in little to no visible damage to the vehicles involved, they can still cause persistent and chronic injuries. Some of these injuries may not be immediately apparent, but when they emerge, they can adversely affect your quality of life in a variety of ways.
Factors Contributing to Rear-end Accidents
Rear-end accidents are often caused by the inattentiveness of the driver directly behind you. Distracted driving is the leading cause of auto accidents today. The NHTSA reports that drivers are four times more likely to have an accident when using a handheld device while driving. Common types of distraction include:
- Talking or texting on one’s cell phone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Watching videos
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
What to Do If You Are in a Rear-End Accident
If you are a victim of a rear-end collision, your best course of action is to contact the experienced car accident attorneys at Torero Law. You should contact us before speaking to your insurance company. The insurance companies are not looking out for your interests—they’re looking out for theirs. We on the other hand will look out for and fight for your interests, and we won’t stop until you’re fully compensated for your injuries.
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