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Rear end collisions are the most common type of car crash. Sometimes called “fender-benders” these collisions are often thought of as minor, but can be anything but. In actuality, rear end collisions, particularly those involving high rates of speed, can cause significant injuries and even deaths. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we are experienced in handling rear end collision cases. Our attorneysunderstand the types of injuries frequently seen in these accidents and are skilled in obtaining just compensation for our clients.
Rear end collisions can cause all types of injuries including head injuries, back injuries and broken bones. The most common types of injuries seen in rear end collisions, however, involve the neck. Depending on the force of the impact, these injuries can range from whiplash to spinal cord injuries. Neck injuries can be chronic and life altering and the full effects may not be present right away. In many rear-end collisions, victims do not even realize that they are badly hurt until some time later. It’s important to consult an attorney immediately following your accident to ensure your rights to compensation are protected.
In most rear end collisions, fault lies with the driver who crashes into the rear end of the other car. It is assumed that drivers have a responsibility to remain alert to traffic conditions while driving and to maintain a proper following distance to avoid a collision. Liability for a rear-end collision can shift, however, if the lead car does not have functioning taillights or brake lights. Additionally, if a car is pushed into another car in a chain-reaction accident, fault may lie with the driver who initially caused the accident. The experienced personal injury attorneys at our firm are skilled in investigating the circumstances of a car accident to establish liability. In all cases, we pursue maximum compensation for our clients from all liable parties.
If you have been injured in a rear end collision, contact us at 630-920-8855 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. Our office is located in Hinsdale, IL, and we serve clients throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties including Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Darien, Willowbrook, Joliet and Bolingbrook.