According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions are among the most common forms of automobile accidents, accounting for roughly 29 percent of all traffic accidents. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions often result in severe injury to anyone involved. Depending on the car’s speed at the time of impact, those struck may suffer whiplash, broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord damage, or even death.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact one of the experienced car accident attorneys at our Nevada law firm, Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, to schedule a free case consultation!
Rear-end accidents are generally the outcome of distracted driving. The NHTSA estimates that nearly 90% of these accidents are caused by driver distraction or inattention, such as when a driver fails to notice that the vehicle ahead of them has come to a stop. A few of the most common causes of rear-end collisions include the following.
In Nevada, establishing who is at fault for an automobile accident relies upon proving negligence. This means whoever failed to operate their vehicle with the necessary degree of care will be responsible for paying incurred damages. People tend to assume that the rear driver is invariably declared at fault in these kinds of accidents. However, that’s not always the case. It’s not uncommon for both parties to be held partially at fault under Nevada’s comparative negligence law. Keep in mind, even if you’re found to be partly at fault, you can still seek financial compensation as long as you aren’t deemed more than 50% responsible for the wreck.
Additionally, third parties may be deemed at fault in unique circumstances wherein the accident was caused by something outside of either drivers’ control. For example, if a mechanical defect brought about a wreck, such as a brake failure, the vehicle’s manufacturer may be assigned liability.
When an individual suffers injury in an auto accident, they have the right to seek financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages they’ve endured. A few of the most common damages injured parties may seek compensation for include the following.
The knowledgeable personal injury attorneys of PBBDS have years of experience representing victims in all manner of automobile accidents. Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your rights and strive to ensure victims receive commensurate compensation for the hardships that follow in rear-end collisions. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you decide which damages to seek compensation for and provide pivotal legal guidance amidst settlement disputes with insurance companies. Contact one of our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation!