Rear End Collision Accident Attorney In Berks County
Top rated Berks County auto accident attorneys at The Brod Law Firm and victims of rear-end collisions know that these common accidents are no small event. Though rear-end collisions are the most common form of auto accident in America, they can cause a large amount of pain and suffering. The National Safety Council reports that there are 2.5 million rear-end collisions a year, resulting in injuries for many victims nationally and in Pennsylvania. We know injury law and can help you if you have been the victim of a rear-end collision.
A rear-end collision occurs when the front bumper of a car makes contact with the rear bumper of another car. Generally this occurs because the driver of the rear vehicle was distracted or reckless. Cellphone use and the increasing number of young drivers on the road contribute to this collision problem.More often than not Berks County car accident lawyers are told that the driver of the rear vehicle did not even have his or her eyes on the road directly before the collision occurred.
$240,000.00 Settlement: 34 year old foreman in industrial setting was rearended in his SUV suffering head trauma, back and neck sprains with aggravation of lumbar discs and partial tear of rotator cuff requiring surgical intervention
$190,000.00 Settlement: 30 year old restaurant worker suffered injuries to her neck, facial and head lacerations along with minor cognitive impairment from rearend impact by another car at 50 mph
Pennsylvania Rear-end Collision Law
According to Pennsylvania car accident law, a driver who hits another driver from behind is usually at fault. Pennsylvania's Rules of the Road provide in section 3310, a driver should not follow too closely and leave a safe distance between the driver's car and the car head. It provides:
(a) General rule. The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of the vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
Simply put, a driver is supposed to leave enough distance between his car and a car ahead taking into consideration weather and traffic conditions in order to be able to stop safely and avoid a rear-end crash.
Though rear-end collisions often happen at low speeds, this does not mean that passengers will only receive minor injuries. Insurance companies try to prove that low speeds do not result in serious injury, but the medical community is increasingly reporting that spinal injuries and serious neck injuries can result from low-speed collisions. All of the Berks County car accident attorneys at The Brod Law Firm have contacts with the medical community and are usually able to prove that injuries do result from even low-speed collisions. Since most rear bumpers on cars are designed to protect the body of the car and not the bodies of passengers, the impact from the collision can cause serious physical damage to passengers.
Victims are only entitled to compensation for injuries sustained in rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania if their car accident lawyer can prove that the other was negligent.Because Pennsylvania is a "comparative" law state, a victim can technically recover as long as he or she was less than 50% negligent. Top rated attorney Gary Brod and The Brod Law Firm have litigated thousands of successful personal injury cases and can help you receive the compensation you need. Contact our Berks County injury attorneys today for free personal injury advice.
Injuries Commonly Sustained During Rear-End Collisions
The most common injury reported after rear-end collisions is whiplash - a hyperextension of the neck. Whiplash occurs when the body is propelled forward at the time of impact. Since the head is not touching any part of the seat, it is thrown back, causing damage to the muscles in the neck. This type of injury is called a "soft tissue injury" and many victims have suffered from this injury in Philadelphia. Our car accident attorneys are ready to aggressively litigate these cases so that you can receive the compensation you need to heal!
At The Brod Law Firm, we are advocates for victims of automobile accidents in Berks County. Auto accident attorneys at our firm work tirelessly with the medical and legal community to increase awareness about the long-term effects of soft-tissue injuries. We know that whiplash victims can continue to experience symptoms even well after the accident has occurred. A study by the Clinical Neuroscience Department at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden found that victims of whiplash often report continued symptoms up to seven years after the original injury!
Though all passengers who are involved in rear-end collisions can experience whiplash symptoms, women are more likely to sustain serious whiplash injuries. A likely explanation for this trend is that women have smaller muscles in their necks. By retaining a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer from The Brod Law Firm, you will take the first step to finding the compensation you need to combat whiplash injuries.
Our Berks County car accident lawyers are well aware that the pain and suffering caused by automobile accidents do not end directly after the accident. That's why we continue to support our clients even after the case is over.
Communities We Serve in Berks County
Bally, Barto, Bechtelsville, Bernville, Bethel, Birdsboro, Blandon, Bowers, Boyertown, Centerport, Dauberville, Douglassville, Earlville, Fleetwood, Geigertown, Hamburg, Hereford, Kempton, Kutztown, Leesport, Lenhartsville, Limekiln, Lyon Station, Maxatawny, Merztown, Mohnton, Mohrsville, Monocacy Station, Morgantown, Mount Aetna, New Berlinville, Oley, Pine Forge, Reading, Rehrersburg, Robesonia, Shartlesville, Shoemakersville, Stony Run, Strausstown, Temple, Topton, Virginville, Wenersville, Womelsdorf
Our Reading car accident lawyers are well aware that the pain and suffering caused by automobile accidents do not end directly after the accident. That's why we continue to support our clients even after the case is over.
Shouldn't you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side? Let my experience work for you. Call Gary Brod anytime at 888-435-7946 (888-HELPWIN) or contact us online for a free no obligation consultation and explanation of your legal rights. Even if you are not sure if you have a case please call us for straightforward no-nonsense answers to your legal questions. We do not charge you for legal advice.