San Bernardino County Lawyers for Auto and Other Motor Vehicle Rear-End Collisions
Today’s drivers seem to be more and more distracted while they are operating a motor vehicle. People’s automobiles have become their mobile offices, and communication centers. Drivers are talking on cell phones, texting, interacting with navigation systems, fiddling with the radio, or trying to control kids or pets in the back seat. Inattentive driving is the most common cause of rear-end collisions, even at slower speeds. No matter how careful a driver might be, there is always the risk of being involved in a rear-end accident due to factor’s beyond their control.
Rear-end collisions can cause significant damage to a vehicle, and usually, injury to the driver or other occupants of the vehicle that is hit. It doesn’t take much speed, to create an injury-producing impact. A rear-end collision can be caused by something as unexpected as a driver stepping on the gas too soon at a traffic signal, and hitting the car in front of it. Rear-end collisions can cause immediate, and often long-lasting injury, or in some cases the injury becomes apparent a day or two after the collision. Neck and back injuries caused by even a low-impact rear-end collision, can result in a lifetime of physical and/or emotional discomfort.
If you have been involved in a San Bernardino County car accident, and sustained an injury as a result, please call one of our experienced Personal Injury Lawyers. During the FREE initial consultation, we will answer your questions, and give you an honest assessment of your claim. At SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, our legal team has the experience and the resources to put together the best possible case for you, and get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Types of Injuries Sustained in a Rear-End Collision Accident
There many different injuries that can be suffered during a motor vehicle accident. Speed at impact, and other mechanical factors will determine what type of injury, and how severe the injury is. Common types of injuries caused by a rear-end collision are:
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries (Including Herniated Disc)
- Soft Tissue Injuries (Contusions, Discoloration, or Bruising of the Skin)
- Joint, Ligament, and Connective Tissue Injuries (i.e., Torn ACL in the Knee, or Rotator Cuff in the Shoulder)
- Musculoskeletal Injuries (Whiplash, Sprains, Strains)
Often, a soft tissue injury may seem minor, but they can cause the victim extreme discomfort, and disrupt the ability to participate in daily activities, or perform work-related duties. These types of injuries are very common in all different motor vehicle accidents, no matter what the speed.
Frequent Situations Resulting in Rear-End Collisions
Traffic Slowing or Stopping Suddenly
Stopping at a Red Light or Stop Sign
Stopping or Slowing at a Toll Booth
Driver Behind Jumping on the Gas Pedal Too Soon
Slowing or Stopping in a Construction Zone
Inattentive Driver (texting, talking on the phone)
Maximum Compensation for Our Clients
At SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, we have over three decades of experience handling Personal Injury claims. We prepare each case as though it will be litigated in the courts, all the way through trial. Our legal team has the necessary expertise and resources to determine the full value of your claim, based upon the extent of your injuries, and the damages to your vehicle. We will not settle for anything less. You will be working directly with our Personal Injury Attorneys, who will put together a case that will get maximum compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Highly-Skilled Southern California Car Accident Attorney
From our San Bernardino-based law offices, the attorneys at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, represent injured parties throughout all of Southern California including Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.