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Rear-End Collisions

Car Accident Lawyer Serving Bakersfield

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents, occurring when the front end of one vehicle collides with the rear end of the vehicle in front of it. In a typical rear-end crash scenario, the vehicle in front will decelerate or stop suddenly in order to avoid a collision and will be impacted from behind by a driver who was following too closely or was not paying attention and therefore could not stop in time. A rear-end collision may also result from poorly maintained or defective brakes or tires. In rear-end accidents, both drivers will typically be at risk of injury and both vehicles will most likely sustain damage. Exceptions to this rule may be present if one vehicle is significantly larger than the other, such as in a car vs. truck accident, car vs. bus accident or car vs. motorcycle accident.

One of the injuries most frequently sustained in rear-end car accidents is whiplash. The force of impact, even when the second vehicle is travelling at a relatively low speed, may cause both drivers' heads to jerk suddenly in a forward and backward motion, causing damage to the muscles, nerves and tendons in the neck. 

Why a Bakersfield Rear-End Collision Attorney

In view of the injuries and property damage that may result from a Bakersfield rear-end collision, it is important that you consider involving an attorney to help with your claim. Not only can a car accident attorney assist you in filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the responsible party (most often the driver of the second vehicle, although this may vary depending on the particular case), but an attorney can help to guide you through this often complex process in order to have the best opportunity of recovering full financial damages for medical care, missed work, emotional trauma and the other factors that may influence the value of your claim.

Contact a Bakersfield car accident lawyer at our offices today for a free consultation regarding your rear-end collision claim.