Los Angeles Rear-End Collision Lawyer

Rear-end collisions happen every day. These accidents often occur unexpectedly when drivers are stopped at a traffic signal or intersection or slowed on a highway or freeway. However, the frequency of this type of accident never lessens feelings of shock and anxiety when you’re rear-ended. 

While not all rear-end accident injuries are serious, those left with severe injuries may struggle with how to move forward. You may suffer injuries that disrupt your everyday life, prevent you from working, and require daily support from family members. Injuries in a rear-end collision rarely affect one person—entire families can feel the impact. 

That’s why it’s so important to seek the legal representation of a qualified Los Angeles rear-end collision lawyer. From negotiating with opposing counsel and insurance companies to investigating facts to establishing liability, a rear-end collision lawyer in Los Angeles is someone you need on your side. 

What Is a Rear-End Accident? 

A rear-end collision occurs when the front of a vehicle collides with the rear of the vehicle in front of it. These accidents often occur by surprise and can result in minor or severe injuries, and even death. 

Although most rear-end accidents involve two cars, some of these collisions may involve multiple vehicles. In multi-vehicle rear-end collisions, typically two cars are stopped when a third vehicle rear-ends the middle car, causing it to move forward and hit the first car. The middle car actually suffers two impacts in this situation—one to the front and one at the rear. 

In these situations, fault may be difficult to determine without the assistance of a Los Angeles rear-end collision attorney. However, this determination of fault is essential when seeking compensation for your injuries and property damage. 

Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents

Although rear-end accidents may result for any number of reasons, the most common causes of rear-end collisions include the following.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous, yet common, activity that drivers often engage in. Almost every driver on the road today has a smartphone, navigation system, and entertainment system in their vehicle with them at all times.

While these features provide multiple advantages, they also lead to distractions on the road. Many may find it difficult to resist the temptation to use devices while stuck in traffic.

However, this is when rear-end collisions most commonly occur. The starting and stopping of vehicles in traffic, mixed with distracted driving, create a stronger possibility for these accidents. 

Tailgating

Many drivers may engage in tailgating, or following the vehicle in front of them too closely. The act of tailgating may result from aggressive driving or simply failing to recognize the danger of tailgating.

Vehicle Code Section 21703 provides that drivers must put a reasonable and safe distance between their car and the car in front of them. When a driver fails to do so, and the car in front of them stops suddenly, the driver may be unable to stop without causing a rear-end collision. 

Reckless Driving

If you encounter a reckless driver on the road, do not engage with their behavior but maintain as safe a distance as possible from them. Speeding, running red lights, failing to adhere to traffic laws, and other dangerous behavior may lead to a rear-end collision.

The driver may also be criminally charged. If a driver is charged with a criminal offense, rear-end accident attorneys may use this fact to strengthen your compensation claim. 

Driving Under the Influence

It’s against the law to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In the United States, 28 people die in drunk driving accidents every day.

Far more people do not die, but suffer debilitating severe injuries that permanently change their way of life. Drunk drivers face criminal charges, fines, jail time, and suspension of driving privileges.

A rear-end accident attorney in Los Angeles can assist clients in pursuing substantial compensation for injuries suffered in a drunk driving accident.

How Can a Rear-End Collision Attorney in Los Angeles Help Me?

Rear-end collisions often result in catastrophic injuries that may take months to heal. Many accident victims suffer whiplash, concussions, and head and neck injuries. Victims aren’t so lucky in some situations and suffer permanent injuries that can be managed but never go away.

For example, paralysis, amputation, and disfigurement may also result from a severe rear-end collision. With your well-being at stake, you deserve to recover compensation for the injuries you suffered. 

Multiple parties may be involved in multi-vehicle accidents, including various insurance companies and drivers. A qualified rear-end collision lawyer in Los Angeles knows how best to handle these types of accidents. Without the assistance of a Los Angeles rear-end collision attorney, it may be difficult to identify at-fault parties and prove liability.

Contact Us 

After a rear-end collision, the injuries you suffer may be more than just physical. Car accidents are scary and often leave emotional scars that are not immediately apparent. Attorneys Joshua Glotzer and Daniel Leib of Glotzer & Leib, LLP treat all clients with the compassion and understanding they deserve in this difficult time.

You may feel overwhelmed by your prognosis, inability to work, and mounting expenses. Without the assistance of a Los Angeles rear-end collision lawyer, you may become even more overwhelmed, and, worse, you may be unable to recover the full compensation you deserve. 

At Glotzer & Leib, LLP, we analyze each case to determine the best path forward for each client. Contact the attorneys of Glotzer & Leib, LLP today for a free virtual consultation with no obligation! 

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