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Rear-End Car Crashes

Rear End Car Crash Attorneys in Philadelphia

Providing Legal Advice & Guidance for Pennsylvania Residents Involved in Rear End Car Crashes

According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end car accidents are some of the most frequently occurring types of collisions in the country. These numbers are significant because some of the most painful and debilitating injuries sustained by car crash victims are suffered by those who are rear ended. Fortunately, injured parties can collect compensation for their injuries and property damage. If you were recently involved in a car crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, it is crucial to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses.

Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers by dialing (215) 486-0123 today.

Common Causes of Rear End Crashes

Behaviors that require drivers to take their eyes off the road put others at risk of being involved in a rear end car crash.

In fact, most rear end accidents involve one of the following activities:

  • Distracted driving;
  • Tailgating or driving aggressively;
  • Driving in poor weather conditions;
  • Speeding;
  • Driving under the influence; and
  • Driving while fatigued.

Any of these actions can have deadly consequences if they keep a driver from recognizing approaching dangers.

Typical Injuries for Those Involved in Rear End Crashes

Victims of rear end crashes often suffer from neck and spine injuries, usually as a result of the force of an impact causing the head to snap forward or backward, which in turn, can tear ligaments, damage the spine, and pull muscles. Vehicle occupants who are rear ended may also suffer from chest injuries caused by coming into contact with the steering wheel. Organs with ligament attachments, such as the spleen and liver are especially vulnerable to injury in these types of crashes. Facial injuries are also not uncommon in rear end accidents and are often the result of forceful impacts with the airbag, dashboard, or window.

The seriousness of someone’s injury also depends on a series of other factors, including:

  • The age and general health of the injured party;
  • The number of vehicles involved;
  • The speed at which the cars were traveling; and
  • The size of the cars.

Depending on the severity of the injury, a car crash victim may be required to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. Fortunately, injured parties can often collect compensation because in almost all rear end car accidents, the driver who crashes into the other car will be considered at-fault. This is due to the fact that he or she should have been driving far enough behind the first car to avoid the crash. In most situations, the responsible party can recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurer, through settlement negotiations, or a lawsuit.

Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome
  • Motorcycle Accident $35.1 Million
  • Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Bicycle Accident $4.8 Million
  • Truck Accident $4.3 Million
  • Truck Accident $3.3 Million
  • Pedestrian Accident $2.4 Million
  • Car Accident $1.7 Million
  • Car Accident by Drunk Driver $1.4 Million
  • Premises Liability $1.3 Million
  • Assault by Club Employee $1 Million
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Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insight and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of Success
    We have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too Big
    Our firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized Representation

    We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client. 

  • Uncompromising Passion
    Our competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic Approach
    Not only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the Community
    Our team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
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