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Rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accident involving two or more vehicles. At Morris & Widman, P.A., our personal injury attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience, so we have seen our share of cases that involve rear-end collisions. While the injuries can be severe, the good news is that the law is clearly on the side of the driver who was struck from behind. If you have suffered a serious injury in this type of vehicle accident, Morris & Widman is ready to put our experience to work for you.
Rear-end collisions are usually the most sudden and shocking kinds of auto accidents, because the struck driver often never sees the vehicle coming. If you were the victim of a rear-end accident, you probably had no notice, until suddenly you were slammed from behind and forced forward, perhaps into another car.
Rear-end collisions can cause severe neck, disc??and back injuries, as well as concussions. When the offending vehicle is a commercial truck, the accident can easily cause catastrophic??brain and spinal injuries and even wrongful death.
Tailgating, i.e., driving too closely to the vehicle in front of you, is illegal because it deprives you of the time necessary to avoid an accident and the opportunity to respond to sudden changes in conditions, such as:
Other driver factors that contribute to rear-end accidents include:
When all the details of a rear-end accident come out, it is usually very apparent that the driver of the vehicle that came from behind was at fault. Having established liability, your personal injury attorney must focus on making sure you are fully compensated.
Come to Morris & Widman, P.A. for a free initial consultation. We accept accident cases on a contingency basis, so you do not pay any fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Put our experience to work for you. We can help. Call today at??941.552.4616??or??contact us online.
Morris & Widman, P.A. is available to handle legal malpractice and personal injury cases throughout Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Titusville, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Tallahassee and Pensacola.