Representing The Rights Of Rear-End Collision Accident Victims
Although they are extremely common, rear-end collisions can also be very dangerous. If the rear vehicle is speeding or significantly larger than the car in front, the property damage and injuries can be considerable.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we have extensive experience with car accidents. No matter how complex the case, we have the knowledge and skill to help you obtain compensation. For a free consultation with a Wilmington rear-end collision attorney, please call 910-338-9813 or contact us online.
The Dangers Of Rear-End Collisions
A rear-end collision can cause serious or catastrophic injuries. Even if you do not hit your head, you may suffer a concussion or other type of traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose at first because symptoms may occur weeks after the accident. When you are in a car accident that causes a hard blow to the body, you are at risk for a brain injury. It is advisable to get checked out at the emergency room to rule out brain injuries.
In addition to brain injuries, people in rear-end accidents may suffer injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft-tissue damage
- Broken bones
Contact A Truck Accident Attorney In Wilmington
One of the most important steps in any vehicle accident claim is to determine who is liable. In rear-end collisions, liability usually lies with the rear vehicle. Even if the car in front slows or stops, the rear vehicle is responsible for avoiding the accident. Because a rear-end collision can lead to a multicar accident, it is important to have a lawyer investigate to determine liability.
If your vehicle was rear-ended by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages. Please call our office at 910-338-9813 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.