Did another driver plow into your vehicle from behind, perhaps having not seen that they were approaching a red light intersection? Were you rear-ended by a hit and run driver? Or maybe your driver was uninsured? You should be fully compensated for the damages that their negligence has caused. Casey Law Office, S.C. and our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers can bring 24+ years of legal experience to your case, pushing forward for maximized compensation while you sit back, relax, and recuperate.
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When a motorist crashes into the backside of another vehicle, it is often assumed that they are mostly or entirely liable for the car accident. Assumptions are not proof, however, and evidence still must be collected to create a viable personal injury claim. Investigations typically start with determining what caused the collision. Our Milwaukee personal injury lawyer can help you understand the source of your accident.
Causes of many rear-end accidents include:
Rear end crashes may seem pretty straightforward - in most cases the driver who rear ended the car in the front is usually liable. But this is not true for every situation. Depending on the unique circumstances of your accident, fault may be on the driver in the back, the driver in the front, or both drivers may share varying degrees of fault.
To determine who is at fault in a rear end crash, we must establish negligence and whether a driver failed to act in a reasonable manner.
When the driver in the back may be negligent
The driver in the back is almost always partially negligent because all drivers are responsible for maintaining a safe distance and anticipating a slowdown or sudden stop in traffic. If you fail to do so, then you bear some degree of fault when a crash occurs.
When the driver who is rear ended may be negligent
The driver in the front can be responsible for the crash if he or she:
Depending on the speed the liable driver was travelling before crashing into the back of your car, the damage could be moderate or severe. You may need hospitalization for broken bones, rehabilitation for whiplash, and prescription medication for the pain. Repairing your car can be costly or impossible; your insurance company might not give you enough to take care of it.
When the damages start adding up, you should pick up the phone and dial (414) 272-3776 to reach our firm’s Milwaukee personal injury attorneys. We are dedicated to our clients’ recovery, first and foremost, and will use the best of our abilities to prove it to you. To learn more about Casey Law Offices, S.C., review our case results, read our client testimonials, or contact us online today.