According to the latest available data from the Missouri Department of Transportation, rear-end collisions accounted for more than one-third of all crashes that occurred on the state’s highways.
In MoDOT’s 2006 report, “Traffic Crash Statistics,” it was noted that of the 87,708 total crashes, 32,328 involved rear-end collisions. And one-third of all the injury accidents in 2006 were caused by rear-end crashes.
Rear-end collisions can have many different causes: driving too fast when it is raining or snowing; driving too fast in a construction zone; driving while texting or talking on the cell phone; adjusting a radio dial; reaching for something on the floor or in the back seat; or stomping on the gas when a red light turns to green.
When you have been in a rear-end collision, you may have a sense of who caused it. Issues of fault, however, can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of an attorney can be immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or defending yourself in court.
Because we only handle motor vehicle accident claims, chances are excellent that we have handled a claim similar to yours, including similar causes and similar injuries. Whether your claim involves a herniated disc or nerve injury, a fractured bone or a brain or spinal cord injury, we are prepared to provide you with the answers you seek and the representation designed to get you maximum compensation.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your car accident injury claim, please call us at (314) 361-4242 or fill out our personal injury contact form.