Many car accidents are caused by rear-end collisions. It is estimated that there are 1.7 million rear-end collisions per year in the United States. Rear-end collisions can cause spinal injuries, paralysis, and most often, injuries like whiplash, broken bones, and concussions (or other brain injuries).
Rear-end crashes are caused by many things. The trailing driver may be distracted by using a cell phone and fail to stop on time. The driver could be impaired by alcohol. Or, the collision could be caused by adverse weather conditions.
If you were injured in a rear-end car accident, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery if you can prove the other driver was negligent. Negligence is the failure of a person to use reasonable care. Although there are exceptions, a driver that rear-ends another car has almost always driven negligently. As a rule, your chances of recovering a favorable settlement increase when you retain an attorney.
Car accident victims may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Naturally, the more serious the injuries, the higher the potential recovery. Even if your medical insurance pays for your medical bills, you may still be able to recover a significant amount of money for your injuries.
At Welts, White & Fontaine, we do not require upfront payment for most personal injury clients, and we only receive our fee if we achieve a settlement or verdict for you. This is called a contingency fee arrangement, and means that we receive as our fee a pre-determined percentage of whatever money you recover. Please see this page for more information on contingency fees.
To speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys , please call us today at (603) 883-0797, or contact us here. Welts, White & Fontaine is Nashua’s largest law firm and serves the legal needs of both individuals and businesses in towns such as Amherst, Hudson, Milford, Brookline, Windham, Hollis, Merrimack, Litchfield, Bedford, Londonderry, Pelham, and of course Nashua.
Author: Israel F. Piedra
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