Rear End Accident Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Trust in a Firm with 100+ Years of Experience
A sudden rear-end accident can really throw a wrench in the gears of your
life. As you struggle to deal with auto repairs, insurance companies,
mounting medical expenses, and time away from work, it can be difficult
to know where to turn for help. At Clawson & Clawson LLP, our Colorado
Springs rear-end accident attorneys make this decision easy.
Having represented the rights of countless individuals injured in rear-end
accidents throughout El Paso County and Denver, our team of advocates
can handle every aspect of your
personal injury claim and fight for every penny’s worth of your entitled compensation.
Why choose Clawson & Clawson LLP? Consider the following:
Get in touch with our firm online today to discuss your claim in full.
Establishing Fault in a Rear-End Collision in Colorado
Colorado Statute §42-4-1008, rear-end or tailgating accidents are typically determined to be the fault
of the following vehicle. While a rear-end crash can be caused by a seemingly
endless number of circumstances, most collisions of this nature can be
traced back to some act of negligence. Since one of the most basic rules
of driving is that drivers are supposed to maintain enough room in front
of their vehicle to be able to avoid a collision if the car in front of
them should suddenly stop, nearly all rear-end crashes are deemed to be
the fault of the rear driver.
Common forms of negligence that lead to rear-end accidents include:
Our attorneys can enlist the assistance of accident recreation specialists
and examine police reports, photographs, videos, and eyewitness testimony
to determine who is at fault for your collision. From filing all necessary
paperwork to dealing with insurance adjusters on your behalf, we have
what it takes to ensure your wellbeing is guarded every step of the way
throughout the accident claims process.
Compensation for Rear-End Accident Victims
You may be able to secure compensation for the following:
- Vehicle repair expenses
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
Reasons to Retain Legal Counsel After a Rear-End Collision
The last thing you need after being injured in a rear-end collision is
to face a mountain of medical bills and resistance from the opposing party's
insurance company. An attorney can help you understand your rights, explain
your legal options, and evaluate what your case may be worth. Additionally,
a knowledgeable legal representative can help to verify who is at fault
for the collision and help you build a strong case that maximizes your
chances of securing compensation.
You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
At Clawson & Clawson LLP, we understand the frustrations and financial
burden that a person can experience following a rear-end collision, therefore
we choose to accept our cases on a
contingency basis. In other words, if our Colorado Springs rear-end accident lawyers are
not successful in securing a fair settlement on your behalf, you will
not owe us a dime. Unlike some other firms, we will never make more than
you do, and we will always keep your best interests at the forefront of
everything we do. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you
so you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
You have nothing to lose. Dial
(719) 602-5888 and review your legal options today.
Rear-End Accident FAQ
Where do rear-end accidents happen the most often?
Rear-end accidents often happen at stopped intersections. Distracted drivers
approaching the intersection will not notice that the light is red or
that the driver in front of them is waiting their turn, resulting in a
rear-end crash. Other common places for rear-end accidents are parking
lots, where drivers back out of their spots without checking to see if
another vehicle or pedestrian is approaching.
What injuries can a rear-end accident cause?
Do not assume that a rear-end accident can’t cause a serious injury
just because it is not as immediately devastating as a head-on collision
or a T-bone. The truth is that rear-end accidents can be extremely dangerous
and damaging. Whiplash is commonly reported among rear-end accident victims,
and it can be severe enough to cause chronic pain and debilitation.
Can the front car be liable in a rear-end accident?
The rear car is usually assumed to be the liable one in a rear-end accident,
but it is not guaranteed. There are times when the front car can be liable.
For example, if a driver cuts off another and then slams the brakes, then
100% of the liability could be placed on that driver. Or liability could
be placed on a driver who backs out of a parking spot without looking
and hits someone.
Whose insurance pays if you get rear-ended?
The party that is deemed liable for your rear-end accident should be the
one whose insurance pays for your damages. Of course, it is easier said
than done to get compensation from an insurance company, even when liability
for the accident should be clear.
How long does it take to settle a rear-end accident case?
A rear-end accident claim is likely to end in a settlement, statistically
speaking. If it does, then it could be reached within a few months of
your accident, assuming there are no complications. If your case is contested
or liability is questioned, then the odds of getting a settlement will
decrease and the time it takes to ever reach one will increase. Some cases
will settle after litigation begins, which means it could be a few years
before a settlement is reached.
Should you get your car checked after a rear-end accident?
Driving a vehicle with compromised components is not safe. You should see
a trusted mechanic shortly after your car is rear-ended for a full maintenance
check. Transmission, alignment, and electrical issues are all common after
a rear-end collision. If you pay for any repairs yourself, be sure to
save all receipts because you can demand reimbursement for those costs
from the driver who hit you.