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If you’ve been injured in a rear-end accident, you need a law firm with the skillset and know-how to get you the full compensation you need to cover your injuries, lost wages, and other losses. Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers is that law firm and our New Jersey car accident attorneys want to help.
Chances are good that if you are involved in a car crash, it will be a rear-end collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 2.9 million crashes annually are rear-end accidents. That means 40 percent of all crashes are rear-ended accidents. Many people tend to associate rear-end crashes with minor fender benders. However, rear-end collisions can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injuries, even in what may initially appear to be a minor accident.
At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, we take rear-end accident claims seriously. These accidents can cause serious head, neck, face, and spine injuries, leaving a victim in pain and struggling to find relief. If you or a loved one has been on the receiving end of a rear-end accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and time away from work.
Before you let an insurance company dictate what your claim is worth, contact the legal team at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers for help. We can review your case’s facts and help you negotiate with the insurance adjusters. Contact our office today at (973) 364-8300 to review your legal options and get the compensation you are entitled to.
Do You Need a Rear-End Accident Attorney Following an Accident?
The answer is absolutely yes. Insurance companies are large businesses driven to earn a profit. This means that as friendly as the insurance adjuster may seem on the phone, they focus on minimizing your payout as much as they can or denying it altogether. Your attorneys know how to investigate your case to prove and substantiate the extent of your losses. Our attorneys are also skilled, assertive negotiators. We know how much your case is worth, and we won’t settle for a lowball offer.
New Jersey is a no-fault state, which means that you must first turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs. However, there are certain circumstances, depending on your insurance and the extent of your injuries, where you can file an injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver to pursue additional compensation, such as pain and suffering.
We’ll pursue all avenues for compensation for you and build a solid case on your behalf to prove that the other driver is liable for your injuries and losses. An insurance adjuster may try to manipulate you into admitting partial fault for the accident so they can pay you less for your claim, but we’ll prevent that from happening.
The legal team at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers has experience in negotiating with big businesses. We work aggressively on your behalf to represent your best interests. That means getting you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. We will thoroughly review the facts and circumstances of your case and go head-to-head with an insurance adjuster to ensure you are getting what you deserve and aren’t being taken advantage of. Victims with attorneys recover more money than victims trying to negotiate independently.
Definition of a Rear-End Accident
A rear-end accident is a collision where one car strikes another from the rear. These collisions may cause whiplash and other less severe injuries at lower speeds because the impact site is typically furthest away from the driver and other passengers. In higher-speed collisions, the injuries associated with rear-end collisions can be devastating.
Many rear-end crashes, such as traffic lights and stop signs, occur at intersections. These types of accidents can also occur on congested highways and interstates. The stop-and-go nature of congested highways is of particular concern, but frustrated drivers who resort to aggressive driving tactics, such as tailgating, unsafe lane changes, and speeding, are also to blame for rear-end collisions.
Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents
It is unsettling to think that nearly all rear-end collisions could be avoided. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that nearly 87 percent of rear-end collisions could have been prevented if the rear driver had been paying attention. Consider that statistic for a moment: Many serious car accidents could be avoided completely if drivers pay attention to the road.
This type of negligent behavior leads to 1,700 fatalities and another 500,000 injuries annually across the United States. “Not paying attention” is a broad phrase covering several reckless behaviors contributing to rear-end collisions. The following is a break-down of the most common causes of rear-end accidents:
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of rear-end accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that reading the average text takes five seconds. If you are traveling at 55 mph, in those five seconds, your eyes are not on the road; you will have traveled the length of an entire football field. In seconds, distracted drivers can suddenly find themselves crashing into the back of another vehicle because they are not watching the road.
Intoxicated or drunk driving:
Driving while intoxicated significantly impacts a person’s motor skills and reaction time. Drunk drivers are at risk of causing rear-end accidents because they cannot react to their environment in time to avoid a collision.
Sleepy or drowsy driving may lead to rear-end collisions because the driver has their eyes closed at the time of impact. Fatigued driving also contributes to failures in judgment and slowed reaction times.
Aggressive driving may include speeding, tailgating, following too closely, and cutting off other vehicles. These actions are reckless, negligent, and major contributing factors to rear-end accidents.
If there is one thing that can cause an accident, it is another accident. While we are curious about what is happening, rubbernecking can lead to serious rear-end accidents.
Poor weather conditions:
Poor weather conditions like ice, snow, or heavy rain contribute to rear-end accidents. However, accidents happen in poor weather conditions because many drivers don’t use due caution, such as slowing down and leaving extra space between vehicles.
Injuries Associated With Rear-End Accidents
Rear-end accidents are often associated with whiplash and neck injuries. While that is certainly one common injury that can happen, rear-end accidents often cause much more serious damage than people realize. Rear-end accidents can be serious, even life-threatening events that can leave victims with lasting injuries. Some of the most common injuries associated with rear-end accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial injuries
- Head, neck, and spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushed ribs
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
Not only can these injuries impact a victim for years to come, but the medical costs associated with treating these injuries can also be enormous and take a significant amount of money to cover. Many victims find themselves missing work to recover from their accident. Missing work means missing income, and missing income means missing payments. A victim may feel forced to settle for whatever an insurance company will provide because they see no other way out of the financial hole they find themselves in.
At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, we want to assure you that there is another way for you. Our legal team will work with you and the insurance company to ensure you are getting the money you deserve, not a quick check that won’t be enough to cover your next physical therapy session.
Compensation for Rear-End Accidents
An experienced attorney will never throw out a random number regarding compensation. A skilled and experienced attorney will take the time to get to know you and the circumstances of your case before carefully calculating all of your damages. Every case is different and should be treated with thoughtful and careful deliberation. We offer our clients at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers: personalized care and consideration for their unique case and circumstances.
When you turn to your personal injury protection insurance, you can’t recover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, but you might be eligible for these damages in a third-party injury claim or lawsuit, depending on your insurance and the nature of your injuries.
While compensation is dependent on the type of case you have, there are some general categories that you may be able to recover compensation for, including:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills related to the accident
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Contact an Experienced Rear-End Accident Attorney Today
Rear-end accidents can be serious and even traumatic events. The last thing a victim in pain wants to deal with is the constant barrage of calls from insurance adjusters demanding a quick and easy resolution. Quick and easy, you may pay your bills today, but what about tomorrow?
Insurance companies want to get your claim off their plate as quickly and cheaply as possible. When you sign that paperwork, you are signing away all your legal rights and settling for compensation that may not come close to what you need.
At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, we will fight to get you the full compensation you deserve to pay for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. You don’t have to take on an insurance giant by yourself. Trust the legal team at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers to give you the compassionate guidance you need during this difficult time. Contact our office today by calling (973) 364-8300 to schedule a free case review to discuss your claim.
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* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
The trial attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have decades of experience with personal injury litigation. We understand the difficulties accident victims experience. Our staff is especially skilled at dealing with medical providers and insurance companies to navigate these claims and allow you to focus on what is truly important - getting back to health.
"My case was not a simple case, but Ed Capozzi and his team took it head on. It was a pleasure to deal with Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz. All their knowledge and fast response to any questions I had throughout the case made it easier on me. I can’t forget about Mr. Capozzi’s wonderful paralegal. Everybody was kind and thoughtful. This team of attorneys never made me feel like I was just another case. They make you feel like friends. If you need an personal injury lawyer, give Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz a call! They won't let you down! Thanks to everyone at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers! You guys rock!"
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* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
If you have been injured in an accident, call us! We are here for you 24 hours a day. The consultation is free. You will not pay any fees unless we win your case, because here at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, it is all about getting results for you.