Rear-end accidents are sometimes seen as minor events that those involved do not need to be concerned about. However, the reality is that a rear-end accident can cause serious injuries and property damage. At Randall Page, P.C., we understand that any car accident can result in situations where you need compensation for medical bills and other expenses. Our Virginia car accident attorneys are standing by to help injury victims in the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas.
Rear-end collisions are not uncommon. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, there were more than 128,000 total collisions during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. The DOT does not keep exact stats about how many of those were rear-end collisions, but the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that rear-end collisions represent approximately 29% of all accidents.
Contrary to popular belief, rear-end accidents can cause severe injuries for drivers and passengers. One of the most common injuries victims sustain in a rear-end collision is whiplash, an injury caused by the sudden jerking back and forth of the head and body, leading to significant strains of the neck and upper back muscles.
However, whiplash is not the only injury victims can sustain in a rear-end collision. At Randall Page, P.C., we regularly help clients who have sustained:
Most rear-end collisions are caused by the fault of one or more drivers. Often, we discover that the rear driver is at fault for the incident. Drivers have a responsibility not to follow others too closely on the roadway. If any incident should arise where the leading driver has to stop or slow down suddenly, rear drivers should have enough space to slow their vehicles safely or maneuver out of the way. However, one of the leading causes of rear-end accidents is tailgating.
Other causes of rear-end collisions in Virginia include the following:
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a rear-end collision caused by another driver, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Randall Page, P.C., our team will be dedicated to investigating every aspect of your claim so we can obtain full compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of:
When you need a Virginia rear-end collision attorney in the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, and Lawrenceville areas, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.
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