Rear End Car Accidents
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In Broward County and throughout Florida, rear-end accidents are the type of car accident cases that most often go to trial. The reason for this fact does not relate to the liability of the driver who hit the injured party, but it relates to the insurance companies making no offer, or a small offer, to the victims of these car accidents. The insurance companies do this because they do not believe the victim is hurt or that the victim’s injuries aren’t as severe as they claim. The fact that insurance companies do not offer much money on most of these cases is why a victm should be represented by an experienced automobile accident lawyer. An experienced car accident trial lawyer will take the case to the jury when the insurance company makes a low ball offer or an unreasonable settlement offer simply because they dont agree with the exent of the victim’s injuries.
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Why Alan Sackrin?
What sets Alan apart from other car accident lawyers are his extensive trial skills and experience with juries and his understanding of accident reconstruction analysis, crash analysis, road condition analysis, speed analysis, analysis of driver reaction times and perception and other elements that are essential to prove driver negligence. Additionally, he provides unfettered access to himself and his veteran support staff to help answer your questions and begin the process of finding out what went wrong and he strives to add value to his clients. He adds value to his clients because he will go to trial when the insurance company denies coverage or doesn’t make a settlement offer that he believes is fair. Alan won’t send his client to a different lawyer to file a lawsuit, he’s the lawyer that other lawyers send their cases to when they are unable to obtain a reasonable settlement offer
Types Of Injuries Possible From Read-End Collisions
Victims of rear-end collisions can suffer from any of the following injuries:
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Head injury
- Facial bruising
- Headaches or a concussion
- Joint pain
Many back and neck injuries related to a car accident can result in nerve damage and severe muscle pain. Chiropractor visits and orthopedic doctor visits are usually necessary and these expenses can add up quickly.
Causes Of A Rear-End Accident
There are several reasons why rear-end accidents occur, including:
- sudden stops
- the driver causing the accident is following too closely
- distracted driving
- weather conditions
- failed brakes
- auto defects
Most often, the driver who hits the car from behind is issued a traffic citation, but every case is different. Interestingly, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined, based on a driver’s age and sex, that drivers under 18 have the highest rate of rear-end crashes and the likelihood of involvement in rear-end collisions, decreases with age. The study also found that young male drivers are more prone to rear-end crashes than are females. To learn more car crashes facts, see the Department’s website about car safety.
Quick Florida Car Accident Facts:
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, for example, in 2009 statewide there were 20,085 alcohol related traffic accidents resulting in 1,004 deaths and 14,130 injuries. Additionally, damages from auto crashes total $150 billion annually because compensation for a car accident, in most cases, includes recovery of medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and lost earning potential, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of consortium and emotional distress. Learn more from Alan Sackrin, an expert car accident lawyer.
Want to Know More?
Since 1982, Alan Sackrin has represented clients throughout Florida in recovering monetary damages for car accident injuries. Alan is a Board Certified Civil Trial Expert that strives to maximize the amount of compensation his clients’ receive for their claim. Alan brings a high-level of skill and knowledge to his client’s car accident cases and he offers a free initial consultation.
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