Part of being a responsible driver is recognizing how much space you need to leave between you and the car in front of you, in case the car in front comes to an abrupt stop. That's why in most cases, rear-end accidents are considered to be the fault of the person in back. If you've been injured in a rear-end accident, the good news is that it probably won't be difficult to establish fault. The bad news is that you may now suffer from a number of serious injuries, including:
- Neck injuries (including whiplash)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Fractured facial bones
Sometimes these injuries can be severe and persistent, and require long-term medical treatment. If the injury is severe enough, it could even mean that you need to miss work. Insurance companies generally don't jump at the chance to pay you what you deserve. That's where an experienced Ohio personal injury lawyer can be of help.
Override accidents, where trucks run over a passenger car in front of them, can be particularly devastating. Underride accidents, where a car moves underneath a trailer being towed by a truck, are similarly dangerous, often resulting in catastrophic injuries.
Regain Control After A Helpless Moment
Rear-end collisions can happen without warning. You might not have seen the other car approaching in the rear-view mirror. In some cases, where the other driver was distracted, they may not have seen that you had stopped. On the other hand, if you did see the other car coming, there may not have been anything you could have done about it. But there is something you can do about the bills you'll face after the accident: call a lawyer and get the compensation you deserve.
Not only do we offer free initial consultations; we also work on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing until we secure compensation for your injuries. To schedule an appointment with one of our Columbus personal injury attorneys, call us at 614-360-2706 or toll free at 866-856-0433, or email us here.