Seattle Rear-End Accident Attorney
Many people assume rear-end accidents are minor. However, rear-end collisions take more than 1,700 lives each year. Distracted and negligent drivers cause most rear-end collisions in Seattle. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a rear-end collision, contact the Seattle rear-end accident lawyer at Washington Injury Law for a free consultation.
Why Choose Washington Injury Law?
- Our firm advances all the costs of each case, so you do not need to cover anything out of pocket. You will not pay for us to handle your rear-end accident claim unless we win.
- Our Seattle personal injury attorneys always put our clients first. We make the process of hiring a personal injury attorney as simple and affordable as possible.
- Our firm has years of trial experience throughout the U.S. and will not hesitate to take your accident claim to court in pursuit of full compensation.
Why You Need a Seattle Rear-End Accident Attorney
It is important to protect your rights after a rear-end collision. Whether you were in the front or rear vehicle, you may be eligible for financial compensation. If someone else’s negligence caused the accident, he or she may owe you for your damages. Hiring a Seattle rear-end accident lawyer can allow you to focus on healing from your injuries, while your attorney fights for fair compensation on your behalf.
Common Types of Rear-End Accident Injuries
About half of all two-vehicle accidents are rear-ended collisions, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. When one car collides with the back of another, the forces of the collision can whip vehicle occupants in either car abruptly backward and forward. The force of the motion can damage ligaments in the back and neck, while impacts with objects can cause bone fractures and other injuries. You or a loved one may have suffered many types of injuries in a rear-end car accident.
- Neck and back injuries
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Wrist and arm injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
At Washington Injury Law, we have experience helping accident victims with all injury types. We can connect you to physicians in Seattle who can properly treat and document your injuries, as well as collect medical records and other evidence supporting your claim.
What Causes Rear-End Accidents?
Every driver in Washington should keep an adequate distance between their vehicles and others on the roadway. The standard is at least one car length of space for every 10 mph. Tailgating, or driving too close to the rear of another vehicle, may not leave enough room to brake fast enough to avoid rear-ending the front vehicle. Speeding and road-rage driving can also contribute to this accident type, as can negligent drivers. Distracted, drowsy, or drunk drivers may not keep a proper lookout and could slam into the back of stopped vehicles.
Who Is Liable?
Liability for a rear-end accident typically falls on the driver of the rear vehicle. In some cases, however, a rear-end accident may be partially the front driver’s fault. If the front driver cuts off the rear driver and hits the brakes, for example, or if the front driver does not have working taillights, he or she may be liable for damages. Determining liability may take an investigation from police officers or a law firm.
Contact A Seattle Rear-End Accident Lawyer Today
At Washington Injury Law, our attorneys have years of experience of negotiating rear-end collision claims. We have helped hundreds of clients fight for fair compensation and justice after serious auto accidents and related injuries. Our firm has the resources to take your case to court if an insurance company is not treating your case fairly. Let us discuss your rights and legal options with you during a free, no-obligation case evaluation in Seattle. Schedule your free consultation online or by calling (206) 960-4522 today.