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Rear-End Car Accident Settlements By Alan Sackrin

Below are just a few of the rear-end car accident cases that Alan Sackrin has settled and won. These cases were either pre-suit or won in a lawsuit. You will find these cases listed in order of settlement value, followed by a brief description of the accident.

We believe the settlement values shown here are a fair representation of the median value of most rear-end car accident cases in South Florida. To see some of Alan’s general car accident verdicts and settlements, click on the link below.

  • $165,000 Settlement- Defendant rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in one or more herniated disk(s) and severe lower back pain.
  • $70,000 Settlement- On June 7, 2002 the Plaintiff was driving a truck with a trailer attached. Defendant failed to pay attention and was speeding, therefore rear-ending the trailer and causing injury to the Plaintiff.
  • $50,000 Settlement- Defendant made a careless lane change while speeding and rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
  • $30,000 Settlement- Plaintiff was stopped at a red light when the Defendant rear-ended her.
  • $25,000 Settlement- Defendant was following too closely, speeding and rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
  • $14,750 Settlement- On May 22, 2003 Defendant injured the Plaintiff after a rear-end collision caused by failing to yield the right of way and failing to pay sufficient attention to the road.
  • $8,000 Settlement- On September 3, 2003, Defendant operated the motor vehicle negligently and caused a rear-end collision with the Plaintiff’s vehicle while the Plaintiff was stopped at a red light.
  • $4,500 Settlement- Rear-end accident caused by Defendant, resulting in severe injuries to Plaintiff.


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What Are The Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions?

  • Tailgating;
  • Driver inattention or distraction;
  • Driver intoxication;
  • Weather conditions;
  • Road defects;
  • Faulty brake lights; and
  • Vehicle breakdowns.

What types of compensation can I receive?

The types of compensation a rear-end accident victim can receive vary with the facts of the crash. Generally speaking, there are two types of damages that a victim may be eligible to receive: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages include lost wages and bills from the hospital, doctor, nurse, therapy, and even rental of medical equipment.

Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, Permanent Disfigurement, mental anguish, and Wrongful Death, to name a few.

Read More From Our Blog: Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages

Gathering Evidence to Prove Your Claim

After a rear-end accident, the injured party will need to gather enough evidence to dispute any points of fault that the insurance adjuster may attempt to argue. This can be done by collecting documents such as:

  • photos;
  • incident reports by firefighters or paramedics;
  • witness statements by passengers in either vehicle;
  • witness statements of bystanders;
  • medical records establishing injuries and treatment; and
  • lost wages documentation.

Read: Rear-End Collisions in Florida

Rear-End Accident Law in Florida

Below is the applicable Florida Statute and a few summaries of important cases relating to rear-end car accidents in Florida.

Analyzing these cases can be helpful when negotiating a settlement with the insurance company and its adjuster. To read more about these cases, simply click on the names of the parties above each case summary.

Florida Statute 316.0895 (1)
“The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the highway.”

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Case Law

Birge v. Charron, (2012)

The presumption of negligence does not void the lead driver from liability. The rear driver can, through sufficient evidence, prove that the lead driver was in fact at fault for the rear-end collision.

Alford v. Cool Cargo Carriers, Inc., (2006)

Florida case where the rear driver suffered a mechanical failure and crashed into the front driver. The driver of the rear vehicle was rendered incapable of preventing the collision and, therefore, was not negligent.

Antokal v. Llana, (1999)

Case law on providing sufficient evidence to rebut the presumption that the rear driver was negligent and caused the rear-end car accident. In this case, the front driver came to a sudden stop but tapped on his brakes to warn the end driver. The end driver was negligent due to the fact that he was not paying attention to the road.


Read: Florida Car Accident Compensation Law


Want to Know More?

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Broward County Car Accident Lawyer


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