Denver Auto Accident Attorney Prepared to Support Colorado Rear End Collision Victims
It’s a familiar scenario: you’re minding your own business, waiting your turn at a stop light, when suddenly your head snaps forward as the vehicle behind you hits you without warning. Unfortunately, the driver behind you was answering a text and failed to stop, resulting in serious injuries and damage to your vehicle and – if the impact was severe enough – damage to the vehicle ahead of you. If this sounds like a situation you’re in, don’t panic. Once your injuries are taken care of, contact an experienced rear-end accident attorney like John Fuller of Fuller Law in Denver, Colorado. Our team will work with you to get you the compensation you are owed, whether it be for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, or pain and suffering.
What Causes Rear-End Collisions?
A rear-end collision, as one might guess, occurs when one vehicle strikes the rear end of another, often because a driver is distracted or otherwise unable to stop moving forward. This may cause the other vehicle to move forward suddenly and, in a situation with bumper-to-bumper traffic, may cause a chain reaction of similar accidents. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, a rear-end accident may be caused by any or multiple of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe road conditions like ice and snow
- Break Failure
- Reaching for something inside the vehicle
- Intoxicated driving
- Broken tail lights
- Medical emergencies like fainting behind the wheel
- Unsafe night driving behaviors
If you find yourself in a rear-end collision accident, do your best to remain calm to help ensure that everyone receives proper care. If you or anyone else is severely injured, contact emergency services as soon as you are able. Cooperate with authorities at the scene to maintain safety, and do not leave until you are told it is okay to do so. Make sure to photograph the damage to your vehicle, your injuries, and the layout of the accident. Collect information from others involved, as well as any witnesses that may have seen the accident occur. All of these things will help you build your case later.
What Kinds of Injuries are Associated With Rear End Accidents?
As with any accident, no two accidents or injury victims are the same. Everyone needs a different care plan, physical therapy track, or rehabilitation regimen, so everyone needs a different personal injury case plan too. Rear-end collision lawyers work with their clients to develop individualized plans to recover compensation based on their own unique needs. Injuries obtained when a rear-end crash occurs can include any of the following:
- Neck and back injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Whiplash and soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Internal Injuries
- Mental Health Complications
- PTSD and phobias
- Emotional turmoil
- And more…
If you have sustained injuries like these in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation for medical treatment, property damages, physical therapy, loss of income, and more. Contact our firm for more information regarding your specific case.
I Have Been Injured in a Rear End Crash; Who is Liable for My Claim?
As of 2003, Colorado is considered an “at-fault” state, meaning that the insurance company of the driver who is at fault for the accident is responsible for any damages caused in that accident. Generally, the driver in the back is most often responsible for the damage caused in a rear-end collision, even if they push your vehicle into the one ahead of you. While this is often true, there are instances where the driver who is hit is responsible for the accident. To ask about your case, in particular, contact a personal injury law firm familiar with rear-end crashes and other car accidents.
Remember, while the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for damages, they will not be paying for your medical bills directly. Often, victims of car accidents or their insurance policy will have to pay their own medical bills before being reimbursed by the at-fault company. Don’t make this mistake and end up getting turned over to a collections agency. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you are reimbursed fairly.
What is Comparative Fault?
When building claims for rear-end collisions, comparative fault refers to situations where both drivers involved in the crash are partially responsible for it. As an example, perhaps the driver in the back of an accident was driving too close to the car in front to be safe, but the car in front also had faulty brake lights, which also played into how the accident happened. Comparative fault exists to make sure everyone is compensated fairly, but it can be stressful when the party you think is at fault claims comparative fault when you request compensation for your injuries.
When a comparative fault is found in a claim, the investigation into the nature of the accident becomes more complicated; in these situations, it is even more crucial that you retain an experienced car accident lawyer to help you through the claims process. Contact our Denver office today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.
Can Fuller Law Help Me With My Car Accident Case?
Yes, we can. If you have been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact a qualified car accident attorney for support in your case. Too many times have we seen car accident victims struggle against the claims process alone because they don’t think their case is big enough to need a lawyer. But the fact of the matter is this: every case feels monumental to the victim, and the support they receive can have a major impact on the rest of their life. Our experienced attorney has handled many car accident cases throughout Colorado and is prepared to fight for you and your family. Our office is located in Denver, but we can be reached both online and over the phone.
For a free consultation, contact our law firm at 303-597-4500.