Rear End Car Accidents
If you think back to the days when you were learning to drive, there is no doubt that the instructor emphasized two important things:
- keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you AND
- maintain control of your vehicle at all times
If you have taken this advice seriously you have probably never rear-ended anyone.
And if you have driven in large cities like Houston in rush hour you will certainly see drivers who do not follow this advice.
These are the most common causes of rear-end accidents.
Read-end car crashes in Houston can be serious even if they happen at slow speeds.
There are many injuries that can come from a rear end collision. Some of the most common injuries include whiplash, broken bones, concussion, and further brain injury. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck unexpectedly jerk forward and back in a very quick instant.
Symptoms such as pain in the neck and upper back, dizziness, or headaches may not be noticed by the victim right away. According to the National Safety Council 2.5 million rear end collisions are reported every year.
If you have been involved in a rear end collision contact a lawyer today.
Commonly rear-end collisions in Texas occur because the car coming from behind was inattentive while driving. Distractions such as the radio, food, passengers, and cell phones are the reason drivers do not pay attention to the road.
More and more are caused by DWI drunk drivers who are on Houston roads while intoxicated.
Car accidents and the resulting injuries caused by tailgating happen all the time. Drivers are strongly encouraged to remain at least one car length behind the vehicle in front of them to avoid a car accident.
This is to ensure there is enough room to stop should the lead car suddenly slam on the brakes or make another abrupt maneuver. Unfortunately, drivers do not always follow this rule and the results can be disastrous.
Tailgating can lead to serious rear-end auto accidents and may cause multi-car pile-ups on busy Houston highways, freeways, and interstates.
If you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed due to a car accident, contact the tailgating accident attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. We offer the experience and quality representation you deserve.
Did your Houston automobile accident happen when you were you rear-ended after you slowed down at a yellow light?
Did you put on your brakes during a rainstorm, only to have someone slam into the back of your car?
Michael P. Fleming and the other car accident lawyers at our firm have established themselves as highly qualified Houston car accident attorneys who are committed to obtaining the justice our injured clients deserve.
They are prepared to stand up for their client’s interests in negotiations with insurance companies or at trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
No Injury Is Too ‘Minor’
As a firm that has handled many car accident claims, one of the common responses we hear from tailgating car accident victims is that their injury is too minor to pursue a lawsuit.
Sadly, many of these same people suffer from chronic pain or limited mobility later in life due to the accident injury, but can no longer collect the financial personal injury damages they need and deserve.
Whiplash, shoulder and neck strain, and other soft tissue injuries resulting from rear-end car accidents should be taken just as seriously as other injuries.
If you have been hit from behind in a car accident, seek medical attention right away so your doctor can do a full examination. You may have serious damage that you do not know about. A comprehensive medical exam may lead to you receiving more compensation than you originally thought possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in after being rear-ended in a car accident, contact personal injury trial lawyer Michael P. Fleming for a free consultation. Mr. Fleming and the other car accident lawyers at his firm will fight for all the compensation you are entitled to receive.