Philadelphia Rear End Car Accident Lawyer
You’re stopped at a red light on your way home from work thinking about what you will make for dinner. Before you know it, you feel a sharp impact from behind. The sheer force of the collision throws you forward. Your seat belt stops you from having your head slammed into the steering wheel however, your head snaps back from the impact. Your neck is in severe pain, and the rear end of your car is completely smashed in, all because the driver behind you was texting on their cell phone and did not see you stopped there.
If you rear-end the vehicle in front of you, it does not matter if there was a sudden stop or weather issues, you are most probably at fault.
I Was in a Rear End Car Accident, What Do I Do?
First of all, you should call the police. Recording the incident through the police is essential, as it preserves what the other driver(s) say happened. Next, take pictures of your car, and of the other car. This way you can record 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 examined if you are hurt. It is important that you call your insurance company and tell them you are going to the hospital, so that they can give a claim number for payment. This way you will not get billed by the hospital and all its subcontractors for the ER visit. If they are not dealt with during the first thirty days, these bills can become a credit issue for you. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and support staff are extremely knowledgeable about what to do when you are injured in a Car Accident. The consultation is free, you need only 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 for the economic damages you have suffered, and, if you were injured, you can bring a claim for the injuries and for your pain and suffering. With auto accidents, you have to prove negligence and causation.
When the duty to act as a reasonably prudent person would behave is not met, it is referred to as negligence. The driver of a car behind you has a duty to keep an assured clear distance from your car. The fact that he or she collided your car by rear-ending you means that he or she simply was not paying attention, or else was following too closely. Either way, such drivers are 100% at fault.
Causation is the link between the accident and your injuries. For instance, the accident may have been severe, but it could not cause chicken pox. The injuries that you get from a rear-end car accident have to actually follow from the accident itself. Therefore, broken bones, whiplash, headaches, fear of driving, and a whole host of other injuries can be caused by a rear-end accident.
Once you have the elements of the claim, an experienced attorney can handle your case and produce a good settlement or, if a trial is necessary, verdict. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers have handled thousands of rear-end accidents and are happy to consult with you for free regarding yours. Give us a call, and make an appointment if you feel you need to consult with one of our car accident attorneys.
Fighting for Clients Involved in Rear End Car Accidents
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we fight for our clients even in cases where the property damage is minimal or the injuries are not that limiting. No case is too small nor too large for us to handle. In the current atmosphere of lawsuits and personal injury claims, you need someone to fight for you. Remember, it’s a free consultation, so just call the office and make an appointment. It’s that simple.
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia auto accident lawyer Greg Prosmushkin.