Dedicated Florida Injury Attorneys Helping with These Common Though Destructive Crashes
Almost anyone who has been driving for a few years has been involved in a rear-end collision. It only takes a moment of looking away from the road to lose track of the speed that traffic is moving and, if you’re too late in looking up, smash into the car in front of you that’s come to a stop.
Rear-end accidents are one of the most common forms of car accidents, but that doesn’t mean they can’t cause major injuries to those involved. Many Florida rear-end collision victims suffer from painful neck and back injuries for years after a crash. These victims deserve compensation to cover the costs of ongoing medical care and their pain and suffering.
Legal help to recover the damages you’re owed after a crash
At the Florida offices of Meldon Law, we’re committed to treating each of our client’s cases with care and respect. We ensure that every accident victim we serve receives the benefit of our full attention and experience. We know how much you’ve suffered as the result of your serious rear-end crash, and we want you to get the money you deserve to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact Florida’s Meldon Law for a no-cost consultation after a rear-end collision.
What are the most common causes of Florida rear-end collisions?
- Distracted driving
- Failure to check blind spots when making a lane change
- Failing to monitor traffic patterns in the road ahead
- Following too closely
- Traveling at an unsafe speed
How can you prove that the other driver was at fault?
- Surveillance footage: There are often cameras at or near traffic intersections, such as those on ATMs or installed as part of traffic control. If footage from one of these cameras captured your accident, that video evidence can provide very helpful support for your claim that the accident was not your fault.
- Eyewitness accounts: Individuals standing on the sidewalk or in nearby cars can serve as witnesses supporting your claim for damages after a rear-end accident. In some cases, they may have witnessed what caused the at-fault driver to hit your car, such as the driver using their phone in the moments before the collision.
- Accident reconstruction experts: After an accident, a skilled expert can build an accurate reproduction of the accident in the form of a computer simulation. The expert will use evidence such as the damage to each car, tire skid marks on the road at the scene of the crash, the position of the vehicles after the collision, and information contained in the vehicles’ event data recorders (the vehicles’ “black box”) to depict what happened in a crash.
Contact an attorney soon after a crash to ensure that all evidence is preserved
One good reason to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident is to ensure that your attorney can begin gathering evidence immediately. For example, documenting the scene of the accident and the condition of both vehicles immediately after the crash is key to proving the intensity of the collision and the resulting damage. If you did not take good photos at the scene of the accident, your attorney might need to take new photos before all evidence of the crash is removed from the scene or vehicles are repaired.
Another time-sensitive form of evidence that must be gathered quickly is surveillance video. Security camera footage is often erased or taped over a short time after the footage is captured. An attorney can submit a subpoena requesting this footage as soon as possible after a crash.
Similarly, eyewitnesses will become more and more difficult to locate the longer ago the crash occurred. Memories of these witnesses to your accident may quickly fade, as well. The skilled Florida personal injury attorneys at Meldon Law rely on their decades of experience to locate and interview these witnesses quickly after a crash to ensure that valuable evidence is not lost.
What sorts of injuries are most common after a rear-end crash?
Rear-end collisions, even when traveling at low speeds, can cause serious damage to the drivers in impacted vehicles. Injuries commonly associated with rear-end collisions include:
- Back injuries: Many rear-end collision victims suffer from compression to the spine or dislocation of spinal discs.
- Neck injuries: Many rear-end accident victims experience whiplash from their rear-end collisions.
- Injuries to the head and face: Some rear-end collision victims may have their heads slammed into the steering wheel or dashboard during a crash, causing broken noses or other contusions to the face, or even a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion.
Get Help Getting the Damages You’re Owed After a Florida Rear-End Crash
If you’ve been hurt in a rear-end collision, find out how to get the compensation you deserve by contacting the dedicated and effective Florida personal injury attorneys at Meldon Law. Call 800-373-8000 from anywhere in Florida to get started with a free consultation on your case.