Philadelphia Lawyer Rear End Car Accident
If you rear end the vehicle in front of you, no matter what the circumstances, you are at fault. It does not matter if there was a sudden stop or weather issues. If you rear end someone, you are most probably at fault.
I was in a rear end car accident, what do I do?
Call the police first of all. Recording the incident through the police is very important and it preserves what the other driver(s) say happened. Next take pictures of your car and the other car. This way you can memorialize the visual property damage in case it becomes an issue later in the case. Get the police to take the insurance information and get to a doctor or ER to get checked out if you are hurt. It is important that you call your insurance company and tell them you are going to the hospital so they can give a claim number for payment. This way you will not get billed by the hospital and all the subcontractors for the hospital for the ER visit. If not taken care of within the first thirty days, it can become a credit issue for you.At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin PC, our lawyers and support staff are extremely knowledgeable about what to do when you are injured in a Car Accident. The consultation is free, just give us a call.
Can I bring a claim if I am rear ended?
Of course you can. If your property was damaged you can bring a claim and if you were injured, you can bring a claim for the injuries and pain and suffering. With car accidents, you have to prove negligence and causation.
Negligence is the duty to act or behave as a reasonably prudent person would behave. A driver of a car that rear ends you has or had a duty to keep an assured clear distance from your car. The fact that they contacted your car means that they simply were not paying attention or following too closely. Either way, they are 100% at fault.
Causation is the link between the accident and your injuries. The accident could have been severe but it would not cause the chicken pocks. The injuries that you get from a rear end car accident have to flow from the accident itself. Therefore, broken bones, whiplash, headaches, fear of driving and quite frankly a whole host of injuries can come from or be caused by a rear end accident.
Once you have the elements of the claim, an experienced lawyer can handle your case and produce a good settlement or verdict if a trial is necessary. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our lawyers have handled thousands of rear end accidents and are happy to consult, for free, with you regarding yours. Give us a call and make an appointment if you feel you need to consult with one of our lawyers.
Fighting for clients involved in Rear End Car Accidents
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, we fight for our clients even if the property damage is minimal or the injuries are not that limiting. No case is too small or too big for us to handle. In the current atmosphere of lawsuits and personal injury claims, you need someone to fight for you. It's a free consultation, just call the office and make an appointment. It's that easy.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.