Las Vegas Rear End Accident Lawyers

Rear end collisions are the most common type of car accident in the United States. It only takes a second for a driver to get distracted and not notice that the driver ahead of them has stopped. Rear end crashes vary widely in severity. Some barely cause any noticeable damage to either vehicle, while those at the other end of the scale can cause multiple fatalities.

If you are involved in a rear end accident, turn to the team at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers for advice and support. Call us today at (702) 878-2889 or use our online contact form in Las Vegas, Henderson, or surrounding areas.

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I Was Rear Ended; Do I Need a Rear End Accident Lawyer?

“I got rear ended, but the insurance adjuster said they can get me a check in days if I sign this release. Do I actually need a lawyer?” We have heard some variation of this question numerous times throughout our legal careers. The process of working with an insurance adjuster is more stressful than you may think. No matter how well-intentioned they appear to be, never forget that they want their company to pay you as little as possible.

In many situations, an insurance adjuster tries to shift part of the blame onto the accident victim. If you have never dealt with an insurance adjuster before, it is easy to unintentionally say something that implies you caused the accident. By assigning some of the blame to you, the insurance adjuster creates the perfect opportunity to decrease their offer or offer you nothing. An individual’s odds of successfully negotiating a higher settlement with an insurance company are low. Personal injury lawyers who have worked with aggressive insurance adjusters know how to negotiate and what to say to protect their client’s best interests.

After an accident, you have a lot to handle. Not only are you trying to get plenty of rest so you can heal from your injuries, you may also start to feel the financial pinch of time away from work and medical expenses. When you hire an attorney to help you get compensation for your rear-end collision injuries, you can take at least one major task off of your to-do list. Instead of dealing with constant calls from the insurance company and endless research on the potential costs of your injuries, you can rest easy knowing that you have an aggressive legal advocate.

Determining Fault in a Las Vegas Rear End Collision

In most car accidents, figuring out liability is a complicated task. The process is a little bit easier with a rear-end accident. After a rear-end collision, fault is almost always attributed to the rear driver. The law presumes that a responsible driver would leave enough space between them and the car in front of them to stop suddenly without causing a crash. Many victims are rear-ended while stopped, and in these situations, there is nothing they can do to avoid the crash.

Of course, there are exceptions to this. The driver in front may have some liability if they have non-functioning brake lights or perform a driving maneuver that the rear driver could not possibly avoid. Your personal injury lawyer can look at the details of your case and offer professional advice.

Common Rear-End Collision Injuries

When we see clients, they have suffered a range of injuries. We hear, “I got rear-ended and have had back pain since the crash.” Others have a serious headache after being rear-ended. These injuries could require medical care and time away from work, both of which may increase the amount of compensation you deserve:

  • Whiplash; common symptoms of whiplash from a rear end collision include a headache, neck pain, and limited neck mobility
  • Upper or lower back pain after being rear ended may be caused by a herniated disc, muscle sprains, or spinal cord damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Concussion or other traumatic brain injury, especially if you hit your head on the steering wheel or other object

What to Do When You Get Rear Ended

The sooner you take the right steps after a rear end accident, the easier it is to start the healing process and protect your right to pursue compensation. Call emergency services after your accident. Even if no one is suffering life-threatening injuries, you need an accident report to document the crash.

Furthermore, you should seek medical attention promptly after an accident. Even if you think you’re just suffering a bad headache or neck pain, medical care is a top priority. Serious injuries are often unrecognizable by laypeople, and seeing a doctor with substantial experience in car accident injuries can identify life-threatening conditions before they can’t be fixed. Not only is medical care crucial for your health and wellbeing after an accident, it offers important evidence and documentation for your personal injury case.

Finally, call Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers to start building your personal injury case. If you retain an attorney before the insurance company offers a settlement for a rear-end car accident, you can limit your contact with them, minimize your stress, and give yourself as much leverage as possible during the negotiation process.

Get What You Deserve After an Accident by Calling Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers

A rear end accident can be traumatizing for victims, and you deserve assistance from skilled legal professionals who are dedicated to helping you get what you deserve. Thanks to our personal injury experience, we know the tricks used by insurance adjusters to keep victims from getting a fair settlement. Our goal is to get you a fair settlement, whether that occurs at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. Call us at (702) 878-2889 or fill out our online contact form now to talk to someone on our team.