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Rear-End Accident Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Rear-end accidents should not be taken lightly by any party involved. These incidents are often wrongfully classified as “minor crashes,” when the reality is that a rear-end crash can cause significant injuries and extensive property damage. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, we are here to help if you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney. Our team will investigate your claim so we can determine liability and secure full compensation for your losses. We have no problem standing up to aggressive insurance carriers to ensure you are treated fairly.

Rear-end accidents can lead to severe injuries

According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there was more than 27,000 total rear-end accidents during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. This accounted for around 22% of all collisions in Pennsylvania that year. Out of these incidents, 75 people lost their lives, and thousands were injured.

Most people think of rear-end accidents as being relatively minor. However, the reality is that a rear-end collision can lead to significant injuries, including the following:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
  • Other severe back or neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Internal organ damage

Determining fault in a rear-end collision

If you or a loved one sustain an injury in a rear-end collision, it is crucial that liability be properly determined in these cases. In general, a driver that runs into another vehicle from the rear is going to be found at fault, but that is not always the case. The rear driver could claim that the front driver did something to cause the collision, including braking the vehicle intentionally or operating the vehicle while distracted or impaired.

Additionally, rear-end collisions often cause a chain reaction event that leads to subsequent rear-end accidents. Determining liability for a chain reaction rear-end collision event can be complicated. A skilled Philadelphia rear-end collision attorney will use their resources to gather the evidence needed to prove liability. This can include:

  • Photographs were taken at the scene of the crash
  • Video surveillance that captured the incident
  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Vehicle “black box” data
  • The police report

An attorney may need to hire an accident reconstruction expert to visit the scene, analyze the evidence, and piece together a step by step description of what happened and who caused the incident.

Call our rear-end accident lawyers in Philadelphia today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a rear-end car accident, turn to the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay for help with their case today. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into your accident claim. Our goal is to determine liability for what happened so we can obtain the compensation you need, including:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Property damage expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages

When you need a Philadelphia rear-end car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.