Boca Raton Rear End Car Accidents Attorneys
Serving Florida from our Boca Raton Office
Rear end car accidents are very common in Florida. While these accidents don’t always occur at high speeds, they can actually cause more damage because of the violent motion that occurs as a person is rear ended.
If you or a loved one was injured in a rear end collision, contact the Boca Raton rear end accident lawyers at Glotzer & Kobren today. We are here to assist you with your accident claim and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
What Causes Rear End Accidents?
The type of rear end collision you suffer from will also determine the type of negligence that was involved in your case.
Common causes of rear end accidents include:
Tailgating – With so much traffic in downtown areas of Florida, people tend to follow vehicles in front of them too closely. Even at low speeds, tailgating can increase the chances for an accident.
When a driver chooses to tailgate your vehicle, they may not be able to stop as quickly as they need to, which will cause them to hit your vehicle from behind.
Distracted Driving – Whether it is because they are changing the radio station, talking on the phone or texting, distracted driving is a common cause for rear-end accidents.
Intoxication – Drunk or drugged drivers are inattentive to the road and cannot respond as quickly as they should. They are also prone to passing out behind the wheel, which can cause them to rear end another vehicle at both high and slow speeds.
Weather and Poor Road Conditions – Rain and high winds can affect a person’s ability to see; therefore, they could accidentally rear end someone. Also, road conditions and defects, such as potholes, obscured signage and non-functioning signals may cause a party to rear end another.
Defective Vehicles – From faulty brake lights to a vehicle that malfunctions, defective vehicles can cause violent rear-end collisions.
The Serious Injuries of Rear End Accidents
What people may not realize is how serious a rear end collision can be. The injuries may not be present at first, but a few days to few weeks later a person may start to suffer from severe pain, migraines, back aches or even nerve damage.
Some common injuries associated with rear end accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain and traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist, finger, arm and hand injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and burns
- Airbag injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
There is a common misconception that the person who hits another from behind is at fault for the accident. All drivers must exhibit a duty of care on the road and when a driver is irresponsible, they are at fault for the accident.
In most cases, the driver that rear ends another is at fault. But, there are times the car in front may be the one acting negligently. A driver who knows their brake light is out and comes to a sudden and unexpected stop, forcing the car behind them to collide with them, is an example. In this case, the driver of the front vehicle is at fault – not the person who rear ended them.
Contact the Attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a rear end accident, you need the experts at Glotzer & Kobren. These types of cases come down to proving who was at fault and if their negligence caused injuries.
Our attorneys can help you prove that the other driver not only caused the accident, but is responsible for your damages. Call us today for a free consultation regarding your rear end accident at 561-300-6900.