Did you know that rear-ending is one of the most common types of car accident in Los Angeles? In a city which sees approximately 150 collisions every single day, that equates to a lot of rear end car accidents. When another motorist strikes your car from behind, it is almost certain that they will be deemed to be at fault, however, it is always important to secure the legal representation of an outstanding Los Angeles car accident attorney, to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
If you have sustained a serious injury, perhaps whiplash or another neck injury, in a rear end accident, our Los Angeles legal experts could harness their extensive knowledge and practical experience into recovering the maximum amount of compensation available to you. For a free initial consultation, call JML Law today on 818-610-8800.
How Often Do Rear End Accidents Occur in Los Angeles?
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics state that that around 6 million car accidents happen in the United States every year, with almost half of those (2.5 million) comprising rear end accidents. In other words, this means that a rear end collision occurs about once every eight seconds. When it is put that way, you are sure to understand how our attorneys have become so experienced in handling rear end collisions and their resulting injuries.
- Around 3,700 people die in fatal car accidents in California each year
- 630 of these deaths occur on Los Angeles road, according to 2013 statistics
- 80% of rear end accidents, in Los Angeles and beyond, are caused by distracted driving. Common distractions include cellphones, GPS units, changing tracks on the in-car stereo, or attempting to pick something up from the floor of the car
Under California law, drivers are required to maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the one in front, with the objective of allowing sufficient space for stopping suddenly. As such, most rear end collisions involve one vehicle which is either completely stopped or moving very slowly, and another failing to stop in time to avoid crashing. When this happens to you, you will normally be entitled to pursue the rear-ending motorist for compensation in respect of your injuries and property damage.
Although the law is in your favor, it is strongly recommended that you seek expert legal advice, as you can be certain that the responsible driver’s insurance company will prioritize minimizing their own losses over ensuring you receive a fair settlement.
Common Injuries Resulting from a Los Angeles Rear-End Car Accident
As a rear end collision generally involves a stationary car being struck from behind by a moving vehicle, most of the injuries inflicted will be as a result of the head and neck jerking forwards suddenly. Our Los Angeles attorneys regularly pursue compensation for the following injuries, amongst others:
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Head and face injuries, caused by air bags
- Hand and arm injuries, caused by impact with the dashboard
Whatever type of injuries you have sustained in a Los Angeles rear end accident, you deserve the best possible legal representation. For the guidance and support you require after a collision, call us today on 818-610-8800 for a free initial consultation.
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