Rear End Collision Accident Attorney
in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Texas rear end car accident lawyer Kris Barber represents rear end car accident victims, their families and friends who have suffered a death in the family or sustained serious bodily injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills because of the carelessness or negligence of another driver which results in a rear end car accident.
A rear end collision or rear end crash is an accident where a car, usually an automobile or truck, impacts the vehicle in front of it. Typical scenarios for rear end crashes are a sudden deceleration by the first car (for example to avoid someone crossing the street), and a following car that does not have the time to break and impacts the rear of the first car.
In rear end car accidents, damage is usually equally shared by the two vehicles (but this can change if vehicle masses were very different). Injuries to the occupants are usually much worse for the impacted car, because occupants of the following vehicle could easily see the imminent impact and take measures against it.
A typical medical consequence of rear end car accidents, even in crashes at moderate speeds, is whiplash injury to an occupant’s neck and back. At higher rates of speed, much more serious injuries, such as fractured or broken bones, traumas or burns to the head and face from impacting the steering wheel or deployed airbag, severe contusions and lacerations requiring immediate suturing or stapling, may occur.
In 1999, the most recent year for which data are available, more than 6 million crashes occurred on U.S. highways, killing over 41,000 people and injuring nearly 3.4 million others. Rear-end collisions accounted for almost one-third of these crashes (1.848 million) and 11.8 percent of multi-vehicle fatal crashes (1,923). Commercial vehicles were involved in 40 percent of these fatal rear-end collisions (770), even though commercial vehicles only comprised 3 percent of vehicles and 7 percent of miles traveled on the Nation’s highways. Between 1992 and 1998, the percentage of rear-end collisions involving all vehicles increased by 19 percent. In 1999, 114 fatal crashes in work zones involved rear-end collisions, about 30 percent of the multi-vehicle fatal work zone crashes. Of these, 71 collisions (62 percent) involved commercial vehicles.
Dallas rear end car accident lawyer Kris Barber will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:
- Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples;
- Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation;
- Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring;
- Mental anguish and emotional distress, death; and
- Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs.
After a collision with another party it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights.
If you wish to discuss your accident with a rear end collision accident lawyer in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, click here for a free case evaluation. If our law firm agrees to handle your case, we will normally work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery. In almost all cases, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time from the date of the accident. If you intend to pursue a claim, you should contact a car accident lawyer Dallas Texas right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.