A rear-end accident can happen on a highway, a country road, a city street or in a parking lot. But no matter where it happens, it can leave you with serious injuries that can have a significant impact on your life. The car accident attorneys at Mike Slocumb Law Firm can help you hold negligent parties accountable and recover the financial compensation you deserve.
More often than not, the driver in the rear vehicle is responsible for causing a rear-end car accident. The driver was usually engaging in negligent behavior, such as:
The injuries sustained in rear-end accidents can vary greatly. It depends on many factors, including the speed of the vehicles at the time of the crash. But even crashes at lower speeds can leave people hurt. Types of injuries seen in rear-end crashes can include soft tissue damage, whiplash, contusions and broken bones. More serious examples include injuries to the head, neck or back.
If a driver crashed into you from behind, resolving a claim sounds like it should be simple. The other driver was negligent, so their insurance company should cover the damages you suffered in the accident. But resolving rear-end accident cases is almost never that simple.
First, negligent drivers often don’t accept responsibility for what happened. They may come up with some kind of excuse, or they may even blame you for what happened. Their insurance company will likely take their side, because insurance companies aren’t interested in paying you fair compensation. They are interested in keeping their profits high by keeping payments low.
You need an experienced car accident attorney who knows how to take on insurance companies and fight for your rights. Mike Slocumb Law Firm knows the games insurance companies play to try to avoid responsibility. And we don’t put up with it. We provide clients with aggressive representation that gets results.
We start by getting the facts. Our firm investigates your rear-end accident. Our legal team knows where to look for evidence of negligence to prove the other driver is to blame for what happened. We review accident reports, medical records and other relevant documentation. We identify witnesses and interview them ourselves. If needed, we bring in accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our attorneys build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. This usually convinces them it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, and are not interested in a lowball offer that helps the insurance company save money. Any settlement has to meet your needs and provide the right amount of compensation for the damages you have suffered.
This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses related to the injuries you suffered in the accident. It includes compensation for any lost wages while you were unable to work because of your injuries. And it may include compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
But if the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that works for you, we are ready to fight them in court. If they won’t negotiate, we’re prepared to litigate. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients over the years.
If you were hurt in a rear-end accident, contact us as soon as possible. One of our car accident attorneys can review your case and go over your options during your free case evaluation.