Rear End Collision Accident & Injury Lawyer Near Me
The Bressman Law car accident team can help you recover the compensation you deserve to pay your medical bills and cover other damages you suffered in an Upper Arlington rear end collision. We can build a strong case on your behalf, holding the at-fault motorist who caused your crash accountable with a third-party liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Call our Central Ohio office today at 877-538-1116 for your free case evaluation with one of our rear end collision accident and injury lawyers in Upper Arlington.
Liability in an Upper Arlington Rear End Collision Accident
Many people believe the rear driver is always liable for injuries in a rear end crash. While this is not always true, most of these accidents do occur because of a mistake or careless action on the part of the rear driver. This could include:
- Following too closely;
- Driving over the speed limit;
- Driving too fast in bad weather;
- Drunk driving;
- Drugged driving;
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving;
- Driving while fatigued or drowsy; and
- Falling asleep behind the wheel.
There are only a few ways the front driver could be fully or partially responsible for a rear end collision. Generally, this occurs when the driver pulls out in front of another vehicle. If a driver did not look, did not see, or simply failed to yield to quickly approaching traffic and caused a rear end crash, they are responsible for the accident and resulting damages.
We can help you identify the liable party in your rear end collision. We investigate every case we handle, proving fault on the part of the responsible driver, and holding them responsible for the damages they caused.
Getting Compensation After a Rear End Crash
In most cases, we can get you the money you deserve without ever taking your case to court. We can file an insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability coverage, which Ohio laws require all motorists to carry. By law, all drivers must carry at least:
- $25,000 in bodily injury liability per individual;
- $50,000 in bodily injury liability for all accident victims; and
- $25,000 in property damage liability.
It is not unusual for an insurance company to try to minimize this type of crash, so we must present clear evidence of the damages you suffered. This includes documentation of all your expenses, losses, and pain and suffering. With this evidence, we can approach the insurance company and ask for compensation to cover your:
- Medical care;
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Lost wages;
- Other accident-related expenses; and
- Pain and suffering.
In most cases, the insurance company will offer a settlement at this point. While this offer is usually not enough to cover your losses, we will aggressively negotiate a fair settlement when possible. Usually, these negotiations are successful and you receive the payout you deserve.
If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are not afraid to take your case to court.
Understanding Rear End Collision Accident Injuries
Rear end crashes are one of the most common types of traffic accidents. Most are relatively minor. However, when these accidents cause more serious injuries, they can be difficult to prove.
Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage are not unheard of in rear end accidents, but soft tissue injuries like whiplash are more common. Whiplash can cause limited range of motion in your neck, severe neck and shoulder pain, and even disability for some people who develop chronic pain. The treatment often involves physical therapy and pain relief—and significant time missed from work.
As a soft tissue injury, whiplash does not show up on an x-ray or other imaging scan. Doctors diagnose it primarily based on symptoms of pain, inflammation, and a limited range of motion. It is imperative that your doctor documents your symptoms, treatment, and outcome in your medical records, including any lasting impairments. We need this medical evidence to prove the severity of your injuries.
Because there is little proof of whiplash and other soft tissue injuries to the neck, many insurance companies balk when asked to pay for this type of serious injury. It is not unusual for an insurer to attempt to pay a much lower settlement than you deserve or to deny your injuries even exist. We can ensure your rights remain intact throughout the claims and settlement negotiation process and fight for the full compensation you deserve based on the severity of your injuries.
Talk to a Rear End Collision Accident and Injury Lawyer Today
At Bressman Law, attorney David Bressman gets to know each client on a one-on-one basis. Because we only handle a limited number of cases at a time, we can offer concierge-level services to each and every client. This means we focus on your individual priorities and determine how to recover the best possible payout in your case.
Unlike larger firms, we can give our full attention to your case. Because many of these claims are so difficult to prove, we may call in experts to help us understand how your accident occurred and how your injuries limit your everyday life. We may call on accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and others to bolster your claim. We will do everything we can to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
Call us today at 877-538-1116 for your complimentary consultation and case evaluation. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing unless we get you the money you deserve.