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Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents in North Carolina. These collisions are frequently caused by negligent drivers who fail to pay attention to the road and the traffic around them. They may be driving too fast for the conditions, texting or talking on their cell phones, or simply daydreaming. Whatever the cause, rear-end collisions are never the fault of the driver who is struck from behind.
Victims of rear-end collisions are often injured and may suffer permanent damage. They may also be saddled with high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs. In many cases, these collisions result in minor injuries, but the negligence of the driver who hit them can still be the cause of significant harm.
At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, our Durham rear-end collision attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have the experience and resources to fight for you, no matter how complex your case may be. We know how to navigate the legal system and can advocate for you in and out of the courtroom. We will do everything we can to obtain a favorable outcome for you and your family.
Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents
A rear-end collision is a type of car accident that occurs when one vehicle collides with the rear (back) of another vehicle. In these accidents, the front of one vehicle makes contact with the rear of the vehicle in front of it. Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents on the road.
Common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Tailgating: Following another vehicle too closely, also known as tailgating, is a significant cause of rear-end collisions. When a driver doesn't leave enough space between their vehicle and the one in front, they have less time to react if the lead vehicle suddenly slows down or stops.
- Distracted Driving: Using a mobile phone, texting, eating, or engaging in any other activity that diverts a driver's attention from the road can lead to rear-end collisions. Drivers who are distracted may not notice when the vehicle in front slows down or stops.
- Speeding: Driving at excessive speeds reduces a driver's ability to stop in time to avoid a collision. Speeding can make it difficult for a driver to react quickly when the vehicle in front slows down unexpectedly.
- Sudden Stops: A vehicle making an abrupt stop, such as for a red traffic light or a pedestrian crossing the road, can catch the driver behind off guard, increasing the likelihood of a rear-end collision.
- Poor Weather Conditions: Rain, snow, ice, and fog can reduce visibility and road traction, making it harder for drivers to stop in time to avoid a collision. Slippery roads can also cause vehicles to skid into the rear of another.
- Impaired Driving: Alcohol or drug impairment can impair a driver's judgment and reaction time, making it more likely for them to rear-end another vehicle.
- Fatigue: Drowsy or tired drivers may have slower reaction times and reduced alertness, making them more prone to rear-end collisions.
- Mechanical Failures: Malfunctioning brakes or other mechanical issues can prevent a driver from stopping their vehicle in time to avoid a collision.
- Inexperienced Drivers: Novice drivers, especially those who are still learning to judge distances and react quickly, may be more likely to be involved in rear-end collisions.
- Aggressive Driving: Aggressive behaviors like tailgating, aggressive lane changes, and road rage can lead to dangerous situations where rear-end collisions are more likely to occur.
What to Do After a Rear-End Collision
After a rear-end collision, it is important to take immediate action. Even if you are only suffering minor injuries, you should seek medical attention right away. Your doctor will be able to document your injuries and accurately determine their severity. Similarly, you should contact the police as soon as possible. In many rear-end collisions, the driver who hit you will claim that it was not their fault. In these cases, the police will investigate the incident and determine who was truly at fault.
You should also contact an attorney at Hyland + Padilla PLLC as soon as you can. Our Durham rear-end collision lawyers can help you determine if you have a case and can guide you through the legal process. We can answer your questions and help you understand your rights. If you do have a case, we can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Recovering Damages in a Rear-End Collision Case
In a rear-end collision, the driver who hit you may be liable for damages. You may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our Durham rear-end collision lawyers can help you build your case and will do everything we can to obtain a favorable outcome for you.
We can help you recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- And more
Our Durham rear-end collision lawyers can help you recover damages for all of the harm you have suffered. We will do everything we can to obtain a favorable outcome for you and will fight for the compensation you deserve.
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