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Rear-end Accidents

Modesto Rear-end Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of the Injured

Getting rear-ended is one of the most common types of car accidents in the United States. Though most of these accidents result in nothing more than a minor fender bender, rear-end accidents can lead to severe injury or even wrongful death.

In 2017, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III), 7.2% of all fatal car accidents that occurred that year were caused by rear-end collisions.

At the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, we take rear-end car accidents seriously, even fender benders. Our Modesto rear-end accident attorney will represent you throughout the entire claims process to ensure you receive the medical treatment, insurance coverage, and additional compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Call us today at (209) 528-0404 to get started with a free and confidential case evaluation

Common Causes of Rear-end Accidents

The potential causes of rear-end collisions are almost as numerous as the occurrence of such crashes. Yet, most rear-end accidents can be traced to a few categories, almost all of which involve preventable offenses. Simply put, just by paying attention and driving defensively, most rear-end accidents could be averted entirely.

The most common causes of rear-end accidents include:

Distracted driving is the main culprit by far—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 87% of rear-end crashes in which a driver hit the vehicle in front of them were caused by distracted driving. This includes, but is not limited to, texting, eating, and changing your GPS settings while operating your vehicle.

Injuries Often Associated with Rear-end Collisions

From simple fender benders to getting hit from behind by an 18-wheeler, the severity and consequences of rear-end accidents can vary greatly. Tragically, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death often result.

Some of the most common injuries associated with rear-end accidents are:

  • Whiplash
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones

If you have been involved in a rear-end collision, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention right away. Your doctor may be able to detect and diagnose severe injuries like TBI before you even begin to notice the consequences.

Having medical records on file that document your accident-related treatment can also bolster your personal injury claim.

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