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Rear End Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

Getting rear ended is a very serious accident because it can cause whiplash, neck, back and spinal cord injuries. All of these injuries can affect you for the rest of your life, so if you have been injured make sure to see a doctor immediately. Unfortunately, the number of rear end accidents isn’t going down due to the rising number of distracted drivers on the roads these days. In the unfortunate event that you do get injured, make sure to contact a Colorado Springs rear end accident attorney right away so they can start pursuing compensation on your behalf.

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What To Do After Getting Rear Ended

The first thing you should do after getting into a rear end accident is get yourself to safety and then call for help. If you are able to, document the accident scene with pictures and videos so your attorney can use this when creating a case. Get checked by a doctor and have any injuries treated right away. Once into your recovery process and you feel up to it, contact a Colorado car accident lawyer and start building a case.

It is important to note that after the accident, you should never apologize or admit fault in any way while interacting with the police, insurance adjusters, opposing parties or posting about it on social media. Admitting fault in any way will be used against you and will reduce your settlement, so be very careful with what you say and have your lawyers do it for you to ensure you don’t slip up by accident.

Could You Be At Fault Partially?

Fault plays a huge role in determining how much your settlement will be if there is a settlement at all. Sometimes both parties are at fault for the accident and if this is the case, then the percentage that you were at fault for the accident will be deducted from the amount that you would have been awarded if you were not at fault at all. The opposing lawyers and insurance companies will try very hard to place blame on you instead of themselves so they can get out of paying you, but with an exceptional personal injury lawyer on your side, you will see right through their tactics.

Why You Should Always Get Checked By A Doctor

Getting checked by a doctor immediately after the accident, as well as having all follow up appointments as soon as possible during your recovery process is key to making sure the other side has no excuses for not paying your medical bills. They will try to use any delays in medical treatment against you, saying that you weren’t actually injured because you waited to get medical help, or anything along those lines. This is a common tactic, so don’t wait for treatment any longer than you have to. Faster recovery also means a faster settlement for you. Sometimes accident symptoms can be delayed as well, especially when whiplash causes neck injuries or back problems days, weeks or months after the accident.

Car Insurance Companies Aren't On Your Side

The insurance company representing the at fault driver is most likely going to try to push blame onto the accident victims in whatever way they can. Don’t fall for their tricks. Be careful when speaking to them on the phone to make sure you don’t admit fault at all and if possible, just have your lawyer contact them instead. The larger the settlement gets, the more you can expect the insurance company to push back and see what they can get away with. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you work with an exceptional rear end accident lawyer or it could end up costing you a lot of money on the final settlement package.

Damages You May Seek Compensation For

As long as you have a valid injury claim and you weren’t more than 50% responsible for the accident, then you should have a payout coming your way. This compensation is broken up into two categories. The first is economic damages and these are anything that was a cost incurred from the accident that has an actual price tag. Think about things like property damage or costs to repair your vehicle, medical expenses, physical therapy, uber rides back and forth while your car is out of order, lost wages, future lost income and more.

You are also entitled to non-economic damages which are things you went through that don’t have a price tag. This can be mental stress, pain and suffering while healing from your injuries, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring or disfigurement, permanent disabilities and more. Since these things don’t have a specific cost associated with them, they are considered non-economic damages and are calculated separately from your economic damages.

Typical Causes Of Rear End Collisions

These days, rear end collisions are extremely common due to all of the people on their phones. That many people not paying attention while driving is bound to cause an incredible amount of accidents across Colorado every day. Most of the rear end accidents we see come from things like: distracted driving(especially in heavy traffic), icy roads, heavy rain conditions, sudden stops on the highway, road rage incidents and unsafe braking or lane changes. Every time we get in the car, we encounter a situation that could turn into a rear end accident, but we need to pay more attention because even slow speed rear end accidents can cause lifelong injuries to the neck and back.

Proving Your Accident Claim

If you are in Colorado, you don’t have to do much to prove your rear-end accident claim. This is an at-fault state, meaning if you hit someone from behind, it is your fault. So the fault part is easy to prove, but it’s the details that can make all the difference. Let’s say that you came to a sudden stop when the light turned red and got rear ended. If you had a brake light out, which caused the driver behind you to not realize you were stopping, then it would place the blame on you and your injuries(and the bills that come with treatment) would be your own responsibility. So, depending on the situation, proving your claim could be easy or it could be difficult. There are a multitude of things that can affect this part of building your case, so speak with an attorney for an in-depth analysis on your unique case.

Why You Should Get Help From An Attorney

Enlisting the help of an experienced rear-end collision lawyer is very important when putting together an accident claim. If you don’t deal with severe injury claims on a day to day basis, there will be times when the opposing parties will try to slip things past you and trap you into doing or saying things that can drastically reduce your settlement amount. Working with an attorney ensures that you don’t make these costly mistakes and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

At Rector Stuzynski LLC, we have the experience to know all the ways that the other side will try to lower their settlement or shift the blame so that we can counter them at every turn. We build evidence backed cases that stand up to even the best defense and consistently get our clients favorable results. Don’t let your potential payout diminish by working with a less qualified law firm, give us a call today and experience why our clients have such great things to say about us.

Areas We Serve

We serve clients injured in car & auto accidents anywhere throughout the state of Colorado, but we focus on residents of these areas: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain, Briargate, Monument, Black Forest, Pueblo, Canon City, Larkspur, Security-Widefield, Peyton, Falcon, Calhan, Castle Rock, Teller County, El Paso County, Elbert County, Park County, Douglas County and beyond.

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