Rear end accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents that occur. These types of accidents happen when one driver hits the back of another vehicle. These types of accidents can be somewhat complex when it comes to determining who is at fault. In many cases, the individual who collided into the other vehicle is found liable, but not always. One thing to consider when it comes to determining fault in a rear-end accident is contributory negligence versus comparative negligence.
Some states still follow contributory negligence laws, which means that if one driver can prove that the other’s negligence had any level of contribution to the accident, then that negligent driver is usually unable to recover monetary damages. With comparative negligence, both drivers may be found at fault to some degree, but of course, no two car accidents are the same. It will all depend on the specific details of the auto accident.
Fortunately, rear end accidents are usually not serious or fatal. In fact, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that only 29 percent of deadly auto accidents each year are rear end accidents. Even though these types of auto accidents don’t frequently result in fatalities, they are still quite common, with the NHTSA reporting that rear-end accidents make up approximately 28 percent of all auto accidents.
If you were injured in a rear end accident, you may be suffering from:
- Bone fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
These are just some of the many common injuries that can result from a rear-end accident. If you were injured in a rear end accident, you have likely already retained help from an auto accident lawyer who is working hard to fight for your rights and to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable. Depending on the state in which the accident occurred and the complexity of the accident, it can take a while for a case like this to finalize. In the meantime, you may be dealing with medical bills and other expenses that have resulted directly from the auto accident. You may be worried about when the case will settle because you need that money to take care of these expenses.
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