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Joliet Rear-End Collisions Attorney

Rear-End Collisions Accident Lawyer Serving Will County

Rear-end collisions can be literally and metaphorically jarring. While many rear-end collisions are best described as minor fender-benders, others can cause serious injuries to the occupants of both vehicles. The most serious rear-end car crashes happen when the at-fault driver is truly careless and fails to brake and mitigate the severity of a crash.

The harms caused by rear-end collisions can be instantaneously obvious, but they may also be more insidious, taking days to reveal themselves. If you have been rear-ended, you should pay close attention to any new pains or symptoms that could be associated with the accident. Seek prompt medical attention if you experience signs of a delayed injury. It is also wise to speak with an attorney before speaking with the at-fault driver's insurance company.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is experienced in helping people who have been injured in a rear-end collision recover compensation. We carefully evaluate each case and calculate the damages so we fully understand what your claim is likely worth at the outset of each representation. Our goal is to see you recover not what the insurance company is happy to pay, but the full amount you deserve.

Compensable damages include more than just the cost of repairing your car and your ER visit. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages if you had to take time off from work, any continued care you may need, and your pain and suffering. We fight to win you the maximum settlement or award.

Causes of Rear-End Collisions in Will County

To succeed in a car accident personal injury claim, we must be able to prove that the driver who injured you was negligent in doing so. In a rear-end collision, it is almost guaranteed that the driver behind was not using the appropriate and required level of caution. Common types of negligence that cause rear-end collisions include:

  • Distracted driving - Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of rear-end collisions. A driver who is looking down at their phone may not notice traffic stopping up ahead and fail to stop in time.
  • Drunk driving - Drunk drivers often lack the reaction time needed to stop their cars before hitting the vehicle in front of them. The same is generally true of drivers under the influence of other substances like cannabis or prescription pain pills.
  • Driver fatigue - This is especially common when the at-fault vehicle is a commercial truck. Truck drivers may refuse their mandatory breaks and keep driving while sleep-deprived and weary. Being rear-ended by a semi-truck can cause catastrophic injuries like spinal cord damage and even wrongful death.
  • Rushed driving - Rideshare drivers are particularly prone to hurrying from trip to trip in order to collect the most possible fares.
  • Not sharing the road - Drivers have a duty to share the road responsibly with motorcyclists and bicyclists. Drivers may not notice a bicycle or motorcycle, as they are only looking out for other cars. Being rear-ended while riding can be extremely dangerous to those who lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. Wrongful death litigation may result from these accidents.

Being rear-ended can have a major impact on your life, either permanently or in the short term. Either way, you can likely recover compensation for your costs, financial losses, and noneconomic damages with the help of a skilled attorney.

Contact a Naperville Rear-End Collision Attorney

If you have been hit from behind by a careless driver, Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC may be able to help you recover substantial compensation. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you do not need to pay unless we are able to recover money for you. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977.

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