Los Angeles Rear End Accident Attorney

Did you know that rear-ending is one of the most common types of car accidents in Los Angeles? In a city that sees approximately 150 collisions daily, that equates to many rear-end car accidents. When another motorist strikes your car from behind, it is almost certain that they will be deemed to be at fault. However, securing the legal representation of an outstanding Los Angeles car accident attorney is always important to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

If you have sustained a severe injury, perhaps whiplash or another neck injury, in a rear-end accident, our Los Angeles legal experts could harness their extensive knowledge and practical experience to recover the maximum compensation available. For a free initial consultation, call JML Law today at 818-610-8800.

How Often Do Rear-End Accidents Occur In Los Angeles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics state that around 6 million car accidents happen in the United States annually, with almost half (2.5 million) comprising rear-end accidents. In other words, a rear-end collision occurs about once every eight seconds. When it is put that way, you will understand how our attorneys have become so experienced in handling rear-end collisions and their resulting injuries.

  1. Around 3,700 people die in fatal car accidents in California each year.
  2. 630 of these deaths occur on Los Angeles road, according to 2013 statistics.
  3. In Los Angeles and beyond, 80% of rear-end accidents are caused by distracted driving. Common distractions include cellphones, GPS units, changing tracks on the in-car stereo, or attempting to pick something up from the car’s floor.

Under California law, drivers must maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the one in front, allowing sufficient space for stopping suddenly. As such, most rear-end collisions involve one vehicle either completely stopped or moving very slowly and another failing to stop in time to avoid crashing. When this happens to you, you will normally be entitled to pursue the rear-ending motorist for compensation for your injuries and property damage.

Although the law is in your favor, it is strongly recommended that you seek expert legal advice, as you can be confident that the responsible driver’s insurance company will prioritize minimizing their losses over ensuring you receive a fair settlement.

Common Injuries Resulting From A Los Angeles Rear-End Car Accident

As a rear-end collision generally involves a stationary car being struck from behind by a moving vehicle, most of the injuries inflicted will be as a result of the head and neck jerking forwards suddenly. Our Los Angeles attorneys regularly pursue compensation for the following injuries, amongst others:

  1. Whiplash and other neck injuries.
  2. Back and spine injuries.
  3. Head and face injuries caused by airbags.
  4. Hand and arm injuries caused by impact with the dashboard.

Whatever type of injuries you have sustained in a Los Angeles rear-end accident, you deserve the best possible legal representation. For guidance and support after a collision, call us today at 818-610-8800 for a free initial consultation.

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