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.
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:
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:
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.
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: