Hit From Behind
Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of auto accidents. But nothing seems common about a rear-end crash when you’re involved in one. You may be stopped at a red light on West Market Street when a driver paying more attention to her text message than the road ahead crashes into you. You may get sideswiped by a swerving driver on the Dixie Highway. A drunk driver may fail to slow down when exiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway onto East Broadway, striking your vehicle from behind.
At Slechter Law Firm in Louisville, our experienced lawyers understand how devastating a rear-end car wreck can be. Your neck and other muscles may hurt. You may have a whiplash injury. In some cases, you may even have a much more serious injury, requiring you to be rushed to a hospital. Yet the person who caused your accident may deny any wrongdoing. His insurance company may try to downplay the extent of your injuries or even blame you for the accident.
How Do Rear-End Accidents Happen?
There are many common causes of rear end accidents. Texting while driving can result in a driver taking his or her eyes off the road, leading to accidents at stop signs, red lights and even highway construction areas. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs may lack the reaction time necessary to prevent a collision with another vehicle. Other common causes of rear end accidents include speeding or reckless driving.
Under Kentucky rear-end collision law, the driver in the back is typically the responsible party at fault. But insurance companies may try to find fault where none exists. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side, protecting your rights. Whatever the reason why your accident occurred, you shouldn’t have to suffer just because someone else wasn’t paying attention.
We Can Help You Get Your Life Back On Track
Dealing with a rear end accident can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. You might require medical attention or physical rehabilitation. You might not be able to work. Your own insurance company may even be giving you the run around about compensating you for your injuries. Let us worry about the red tape and getting you the money you rightfully deserve so you can focus on your recovery.
Seek justice. Contact a Louisville car accident lawyer who believes people should be held accountable for their actions. Contact the Slechter Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation today by phoning us at 502-694-5407, or reach out to us online.
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