Boynton Beach Rear End Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen in a variety of ways. When one vehicle hits another’s rear bumper, the collision is known as a rear end accident. A victim can suffer a variety of injuries in a rear end accident, and when these injuries lead to financial losses, he or she may pursue monetary compensation for them through a personal injury claim. Contact our experienced Boynton Beach rear end accident lawyers today.
What Causes Rear End Accidents?
Rear end accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. These include:
- Poorly maintained roadways;
- Vehicle malfunctions, such as brake failures;
- Distracted driving; and
- Aggressive driving.
Although many people believe that the driver who hits another vehicle’s rear bumper is automatically liable for the resulting damages, this is not actually true. Any party, such as the party whose vehicle is hit, may be deemed the negligent and thus, liable party in a rear end collision.
Ways you Can be Injured in a Rear End Accident
You can suffer a variety of injuries in a rear end accident. These include:
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash;
- Broken bones;
- Cuts; and
- Traumatic brain injury.
If your car is struck from behind, you likely will not come into direct contact with the other vehicle. However, a particularly fast or aggressive collision can push you into another vehicle or a stationary object, putting you in a position to suffer one or more severe injuries.
Pursuing Compensation for your Rear End Accident Damages
In Florida, all drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. This is coverage that makes it possible for you to pursue compensation for your personal injury damages from your own automobile insurance provider, rather than the negligent party’s insurance provider. There are a few differences between filing a PIP claim and filing a personal injury claim, the most prominent of which is that with a PIP claim, you do not have to demonstrate that the other driver’s negligence caused your injury.
You can also file a personal injury claim. Often, victims do this when their damages exceed their PIP coverage. If you choose to file a personal injury claim, you do have to prove that your injury and related damages were directly caused by another party’s negligence. Your lawyer can help you make use of available evidence to do this, such as:
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- A copy of the official police report;
- Testimony from your doctor; and
- Testimony from witnesses to the collision.
Work with an Experienced Boynton Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are suffering expensive damages because of an injury you sustained in a car accident, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for those damages with the aid of a personal injury lawyer. To learn more about filing a personal injury claim and all of your other legal options, contact Leifer & Ramirez today to set up your free legal consultation in our office.