Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents that account for thousands of preventable injuries each year. Road users must legally maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. When things go wrong, it is almost always due to driver error. If you lost a loved one or were injured in an accident that was not your fault, a Lubbock rear-end collisions lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you build a compensation case.
The Majority of Traffic Accidents are Caused by Human Error
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), almost 20 crashes occur on our roads every day in Lubbock alone, injuring thousands of people each year. However, the worst thing is many accidents are preventable. Driver error is the leading cause of over ninety percent of all car crashes. Therefore, if another motorist is responsible for hurting you, you can likely recover compensation for losses related to:
- The cost of your current and ongoing medical bills and rehabilitation
- Lost wages and compensation if your ability to work is affected in the future
- Pain and suffering caused by your injuries if they affect your day-to-day life
- Property damage and loss
- Other expenses related to the accident
Regrettably, some accidents are fatal. As such, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue justice and compensation for the tragic loss of their loved one who died due to another’s negligence behind the wheel.
We understand that no amount of money can make up for what happened, but it can help ease the financial strain families often face under these terrible circumstances. So please do reach out if you want to know more about filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Our Rear-End Collision Lawyers are Ready to Help You Rebuild Your Life
Because we provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis (meaning we take on the financial risk of building and pursuing your case), it is in both of our interests to win. In addition, we help our clients by working hard to build a robust case by:
Investigating the Cause of the Accident
The first stage in any personal injury claim is establishing who is responsible (and therefore financially liable) for causing the accident. While fault may be apparent in many rear-end accident cases, it is less cut and dried in others. A claim can quickly become complex where negligence issues are unclear or refuted. Our rear-end car accident attorneys can help you investigate what happened to identify any liable party or parties.
Gathering Evidence to Prove Your Case
Gathering strong evidence can help increase your chances of obtaining a reasonable settlement. The evidence required to prove your case can come from several sources, including:
- Witness statements from the accident scene
- CCTV footage
- Medical reports
- A pain and activity journal recounting how your injuries affect you on a day-to-day basis
- Police accident reports
- Medical bills, related receipts, and documentation of other expenses
- Photographs from the accident scene and your injuries
- Expert testimony from medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists to support your case
Collecting and managing evidence on your own can be challenging, especially while recovering from your injuries at the same time. Our accident attorneys can take on the legal responsibility of managing your case so that you can focus on making a good recovery.
Negotiating for a Fair Settlement
Negotiations involve a series of discussions between your lawyer and the at-fault party’s insurers before an agreement is reached. Again, preparation is essential here. The more evidence an attorney has to support your case, the better the outcome. While many claims are settled through negotiation, if both parties cannot agree, your lawsuit will progress to trial, where a judge or jury will determine the damages you are entitled to recover.
Common Causes of Rear-End Car Accidents
While there are many possible causes of rear-end collisions, the most common reasons we encounter in our client’s cases are often attributed to driver negligence caused by the following:
Tailgating, speeding, drowsy driving, and failing to drive appropriately for the weather conditions can increase the risk of a rear-end collision.
Driving While Intoxicated
Everyone knows that driving under the influence is a bad idea; however, drunk driving is still a significant health concern nationwide. While operating a vehicle, consuming alcohol or drugs can seriously impair a driver’s judgment, reaction time, inhibitions, observation skills, hazard perception, and coordination.
Distracted driving, such as using in-car technologies, smartphones, or texting behind the wheel, takes a driver’s attention from safe driving. As a result, in the event of a sudden incident in the road ahead, a distracted driver has much less time to respond.
Whatever the cause of your rear-end car accident, we can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve to move on with your life.
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Texas Law Limits Your Time to Pursue Compensation for Your Rear-End Collision Injuries
The personal injury and wrongful death statute of limitations are generally two years per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. This means you have to file your case before the deadline, or you could risk losing your right to pursue compensation altogether.
If you consider taking legal action, we urge you to seek advice sooner rather than later. Not only does this mean the necessary paperwork is filed in time, but it also gives your lawyer enough time to gather and preserve the evidence required to prove your case.
Call in the Strong Arm If You Were Rear-Ended in Lubbock and Suffered Injuries
If you were injured or lost someone you love in a rear-end collision caused by a negligent driver, we can help. The Lubbock rear-end collision attorneys at Loncar Lyon Jenkins are committed to doing whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve to move on with your life. We prepare each case for trial so insurance companies know we mean business; this is why we are known as the Strong Arm. To learn more about your legal options, call for a free consultation today at (800) 285-4878.