Rear End Accident Lawyer in Colorado Springs
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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:
- 2021 Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms inclusion
- 10/10 "Superb" Avvo Rating
- Proven history of case victories
- Overwhelming support from past clients
- 2016 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Car Accidents
- A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau
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Establishing Fault in a Rear-End Collision in Colorado
Under 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:
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to replace brake pads
- Driving while drowsy
- Driving while intoxicated
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.