Houston Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer
Rear-end car accidents are common and dangerous because it usually means that one car was not able to stop in time to avoid an accident.
What is a Rear-End Car Accident?
In the most basic sense, a rear-end car accident is when the front-end of a car or truck strikes the rear-end of another vehicle. The vehicle that is struck is often not moving at the time of the impact, but that is not always the case. Rear-end accidents also happen between two moving vehicles, such as in tailgating or rubber-necking. Rear-end accidents are common in bumper-to-bumper traffic. For example, on highways, bumper-to-bumper traffic and quick stops usually lead to rear-end accidents.
What are The Common Types of Rear-End Car Accidents?
A rear-end accident indicates that the striking vehicle was not able to stop in time because the driver was not paying attention, following too closely, driving too fast, or some combination of all of these situations. The common types of rear-end accidents include:
Can the Front Driver be Responsible in a Rear-End Accident?
Responsibility for any accident is evaluated by a reasonable person standard. Lawyers, judges, and juries ask, “What is reasonable?” There are situations when a front vehicle driver may be responsible for an accident. For example, a front car may have unreasonably turned or swerved in front of an oncoming car.
What are Types of Injuries in a Rear-End Accident?
People in rear-end accidents may suffer from a variety of injuries such as: broken bones, brain injuries, ruptured spleens, back injuries, neck injuries, scars, bruises, cuts, loss of a limb, airbags injuries, and even death.
What are the Damages in a Rear-End Accident?
In Texas, personal injury damages generally fall under two categories: economic and noneconomic.
Economic damages are generally out-of-pocket damages such as medical expenses and lost earnings or loss of earning capacity. In wrongful death cases, these damages can also include funeral expenses.
Non-economic damages are intangible damages such as pain, suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment. In wrongful death cases, these damages can also include loss of companionship.
What makes us different?
The Molina Law Firm has been representing auto accident victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against corporations and ultimately insurance companies. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation you deserve for your loss, pain and suffering.