South Carolina Rear-End Collision Attorneys
Rear-End Collision Attorneys
Rear-end collisions cases can be very complex. Most people assume the driver in the back is at automatically at fault. This isn't always the case, however, as exceptions do exist. It's because of their complex nature that you should immediately consult with an experienced car crash attorney if you've been injured in a rear-end collision. Whether you were the driver in the front or the back - if you want full compensation for your damages, you need the help of an attorney who knows how to handle these specific cases.
The experienced and dedicated, rear-end collision attorneys at Joe and Martin will get right to work on your case and help you prove the other driver was at fault. Will will fight to get you full compensation for ALL of your damages, expenses, and lost wages.
Don't hesitate. Fill out an online form, or call us today toll-free at (843) 357-8888 to receive immediate legal assistance. Let us fight for you.
Whose Fault Was It?
Quite often, rear-end collisions happen because the following driver was tailgating or distracted or both. It's for this reason that all new drivers are taught to always leave a sizable buffer space between their car and the vehicle in front of them in the event of sudden stops. However, cases do exist where the lead driver is at fault, such as
- Driving way below the speed limit
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless Driving
- Stopping without cause or warning in the middle of a highway
For an extensive report on driver attributes and rear-end crash involvement propensity by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.
How Liability Is Determined
In order to determine who was at fault in a rear-end accident case, courts must consider various factors such as traffic violations by either driver, possible involvement of a third party, eyewitness statements, climate and road conditions, drug involvement, and physical evidence like skid marks and vehicle damage. The right attorney can help you win the court’s favor by investigating your accident and using the discovered evidence to establish your side of the story.
What Damages Can I Recover?
If you are injured in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, wages lost during recovery, pain and suffering, and the cost of car repairs or replacement. If it's clear that you are not at fault, the opposing insurance company will likely offer you a settlement deal. You should NEVER accept an initial settlement offer from an insurance company without consulting an attorney. It's extremely likely that an experienced attorney can greatly increase the amount of this initial offer, as insurance companies usually make the lowest reasonable offer they can.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Rear-end collision cases are often complex and require professional intervention in order to properly resolve certain legal issues. Please contact Joe and Martin at (843) 357-8888 for a FREE consultation. We can help determine the strength of your case and figure the amount of compensation due to you.