Read-End collisions are some of the most-complicated and serious accidents which take place on the road. Read-end collisions are incredibly common in the San Diego area and it is highly-recommended anyone who has been in a rear-end collision, whether they were in the front or the back, consult with an attorney experienced in rear-end cases as soon as possible after the accident.
San Diego is a vibrant city with a large and growing population which is home to some of the world’s most-scenic roads and sights. However, due to this large population and these busy roads, the city sees a large number of car accidents and many of them are rear-end collisions.
Those who have suffered read-end collisions may not realize they are potentially entitled to significant compensation for their injury and suffering and also may not realize an attorney who specializes in these kind of accidents can help.
Read-end collision accidents can be exceptionally complex, but an attorney can help simplify the process. There are a number of key factors in successfully pursuing a case, some of which include:
- Proving that the other driver was at fault
- Establishing your injuries and proving they were caused by the other driver
If these two key factors are achieved, it greatly increases the chances for you receiving fair compensation and being reimbursed for your damages and medical costs.
The amount of compensation received will depend on the severity of the injuries suffered, the fault of the other driver and the total cost of medical bills. It is extremely important the victim document all of their medical costs which occurred after the accident.
The first key action item for a victim pursuing compensation from a rear-end collision accident will be proving the other driver was at fault and not you. An example of a way a following driver (the driver in the back) may have been at fault is if the following driver was tailgating you or if the driver failed to make a stop at a red light. These are two particularly common ways rear-end collision accidents happen.
That doesn’t mean there are not cases where the lead driver (the driver in the front) was at fault. If the lead driver is driving too slow, under the influence or drugs or alcohol or stops at a high speed for no reason, they could be at fault in the accident.
Okay, but how do you prove who is at fault and liable? That does get a bit more complicated.
A number of circumstances and factors will usually be considered in a court of law when determining fault in a rear-end collision accident. A skilled attorney will gather all of the information available about these factors and determine how they can be used for you in your case.
Some of these include:
- Whether any traffic violations were issued to the other driver
- Whether or not a third party was involved
- Testimony from eyewitnesses
- The presence of drugs or alcohol in the other driver’s system
- Physical evidence such as skid marks, broken glass, damaged sidewalks or streets
If you can prove fault by the other drive, how much compensation you are entitled to for damages is the next item which needs to be addressed. The amount of damages determined will be connected to the amount of pain, suffering and physical damages suffered. Some examples of this include medical bills, wages lost due to injury, cost of car repairs, pain and suffering from injuries and psychological damages. It is very important you document all of these costs after the accident.
The amount of damages awarded in cases of these nature vary widely, but can reach very high numbers if the damages are severe, or low, conservative numbers if the accident was not serious, but fault and damages occurred. A skilled attorney will be able to weigh all of the factors involved and come up with a settlement which is fair and reasonable.
One thing those involved in read-end collision accidents should keep in mind is working with insurance companies. Many times, if the other driver’s insurance company sees that you have a good case, they will rush to present you with an offer which may sound generous if you are not familiar with the industry, but which is well below what you ultimate could receive should you go to trial. If you hire an attorney, they will be able to work with the other driver’s insurance company to discuss potential fair settlements and also direct in which offers to decline and which to consider.
Can an Attorney Help?
This is a question many people ask after a read-end collision accident and the answer is yes. Proving fault, calculating damages and winning a case in court are all very complex endeavors and are almost impossible to do without the help of an attorney who has done it before. An attorney can frequently be the difference between being compensated for your damages and not.
It is a very tough environment out there for victims, so read-end collision attorneys do whatever they can to help them in the process and guide them towards the right decision. A skilled and experienced attorney can be the allie you need in the fight towards fair compensation and moving past the accident which may have damaged your life.
Contact a Read-End Collision Accident Attorney Today
If you have been the victim of a read-end collision accident, it is recommended you contact a read-end collision accident attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba has extensive experience handling these kinds of cases and Ronald Laba has a proven track record of getting clients the decisions and compensation they deserve. Laba brings more than 30 years of experience working these kinds of cases in the area and knows what it takes to get his clients fair treatment, fair compensation, and can provide fair guidance.
Please give us a call at 844-439-8969 and receive your free consultation today. We can’t wait to get started on your case.