Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of automobile accidents, and they often cause the most severe injuries as well. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando personal injury attorneys are committed to helping injured victims collect the full damages you deserve. The cost of injuries can go much further than medical, and may include lost income, property damage, and more. If you are the victim of a rear-end collision, do not automatically assume that the insurance company will give you a fair settlement, as this is not typically the case. Contact us now to ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.Rear-end Collisions in Orlando & Central Florida
You have probably heard that in rear-end accidents, the driver who hits the car in front of him/her is usually responsible. This is true, for the most part. These types of accidents may occur due to a variety of factors including:
- The driver is moving rapidly back and forth between lanes
- Aggressive driving
- Not paying attention (for instance, driving while distracted)
- Attempting to beat a red light, resulting in a rear-end collision in the intersection
- Following too close
Florida statute §316.0895 states that a "driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable." This statute is frequently used to prove the driver who is responsible was following too closely. In any event, when any of the factors above apply to the accident, the at-fault driver is guilty of negligence. This means that he or she is liable for the costs related to the victim's injuries.Common Injuries in Rear-end Collisions in Florida
There are countless types of injuries which may be result in rear-end collisions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Airbag and seatbelt injuries. Burns, bruises, and even broken bones can result from these types of injuries.
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash as herniated discs, some of which may be permanent and/or disabling.
- Back injuries, including herniated discs, sprains, and strains.
- Face and head injuries are also common in rear-end collisions. Concussions, closed-head injuries, facial lacerations and bruising may result.
Spinal cord injuries can be extremely serious, and even permanent or paralyzing. The injuries involved in these types of accidents often require medical treatment, often extensive or long-term.
In addition, the vehicle damage caused in rear-end collisions is often extensive; in many cases, the insurance company will total the vehicle. If you have serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment or are in severe pain, you may miss work for a few days, or even a few weeks or months. Some injuries are disabling, meaning you may never work again. The expenses can be almost insurmountable without fair compensation.Contact Adams & Luka Now
At Adams & Luka, our Orlando rear-end collisions attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the full damages you deserve, whether through negotiation with the insurance company, or litigation. We are not intimidated, and are effective in our pursuits both in and out of the courtroom. For outstanding legal guidance and support, contact us now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of Victims of Rear-end Collisions in Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, Marion, Volusia, Polk, & Brevard Counties.