Texas Rear-End Collision Accident Lawyer
The most common type of accident in Texas is a rear-end collision. This is when the front of one vehicle collides with the rear-end or back bumper of another vehicle. In most cases, when one car hits another car from behind, the driver of the car that hit the vehicle is presumed at fault. Most of the time, rear-end accidents, or rear-impact collisions occur because the rear-ending driver is not paying attention. There are exceptions, however. Drivers whose signal brake lights or signal lights are not working may be partly to blame for a rear-end collision accident in Texas.
Causes of Rear-Impact Collisions
Texas rear-impact collisions may be caused by countless driver distractions, including texting and driving, talking on a cell phone while driving, eating while driving, changing the radio station, or even looking at the scene of another traffic accident. Other causes of rear-end accidents not related to driver distractions include brake failure, stuck accelerators, or other mechanical malfunction.
What to Do After a Texas Rear-End Accident
If you are injured in a rear-end accident, your first priority should be getting prompt medical attention. Next, call the police or highway patrol to get a written report of the incident. The report is important because it sets a record of what happened, what damages occurred, and who was at fault. Although a report may not seem necessary, if the damage is more than a dent, it is worth your while to wait for the police. While you are waiting, collect the other parties’ names, address, phone number, driver’s license number, insurance information, and the contact information of any witnesses. Also, if possible, take pictures of the accident scene and vehicle damage.
<3>Rear-End Accident Injuries
Even rear-accidents that seem minor can result in serious injuries to the back, spinal cord, vertebrae, and neck. Carpal tunnel injuries, ankle and knee injuries may occur, if the driver sees the oncoming vehicle in the rearview mirror and braces for impact. Whiplash or soft tissue injuries are common when the head is snapped forward and whipped backward upon impact. If the impact is severe, the driver or passenger may suffer a more serious concussion or traumatic brain injury. Soft tissue injuries include injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and may also affect intervertebral joints in the back, nerve roots, and intervertebral discs.
Texas Rear-End Accident Attorneys
Injuries from rear-end collisions can be minor to severe, depending on the circumstances of the accident. If you have been injured in a rear-end accident that was not your fault, a Texas rear-impact car accident lawyer at our firm can help you obtain the most compensation for your injuries. Compensation can include monetary damages for your medical expenses, rehabilitation, surgeries, physical therapy, lost earnings, and general pain and suffering. With many years of combined experience handling Texas auto accident claims, our lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to help you obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve for your rear-end accident claim.
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Carabin Shaw P.C.
630 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215