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San Antonio Rear-End Collision Attorneys

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The next time you hear someone say “just a minor fender bender,” you might want to remind them that very few car accidents are truly “minor.” This is because any time two heavy piles of metal machinery collide, there are likely to be injuries and damages. To better understand rear-end collisions and the injuries they cause, it’s important to consider how these accidents happen.

At Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, we thoroughly investigate rear-end car accidents to determine who should be held responsible. Throughout San Antonio and across Texas, our rear-end accident attorneys help injured victims demand full and fair compensation for their losses. We have extensive experience successfully handling these types of claims and are ready to put our skills to work for you.

Call our law firm today to speak with a knowledgeable rear-end accident attorney in San Antonio free of charge. There are no fees upfront to begin work on your car accident claim. Instead, we collect our fees only if and when we recover money for you. This means there is no risk to you in seeking honest legal advice about your claim.

Rear-End Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries

Among the many ways, people get hurt in rear-end collisions, perhaps the most common are head and neck injuries. Here are a few examples of these types of injuries caused by simple rear-end crashes:

  • Head traumas
  • Brain injuries (TBI/concussion)
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Soft-tissue injuries (muscle and ligament strain or sprain)
  • Lacerations, cuts, bruises, and other painful conditions

The reason why rear-end collisions cause so many heads, neck and back injuries is because when the rear vehicle strikes your car, your car keeps moving forward fast. However, your body was not struck, so it attempts to stay stationary. This means your head and neck will jerk back and forth and cause pain and inflammation, known as whiplash, and in some cases, you can experience what is called a bulging or herniated disc.

Whether the accident is severe or not, you should still at least talk to a knowledgeable rear-end accident lawyer in San Antonio about your legal options. Our attorneys will give you a free consultation, even if you are not completely sure whether you have a case. This is because we are committed to making sure the people of Texas know their rights.

Why Do Rear-End Collisions Occur?

Are you asking yourself, “Should I get a lawyer after a rear-end collision?” If so, it may help to consider just how these accidents take place. After all, the first key to recovering compensation is proving who is at fault and caused the crash. Common reasons for rear-end crashes include:

Tailgating

We’ve all seen it happen before. You are sitting at a red light or driving on the highway and someone just gets “right on top” of you, maybe even driving aggressively or erratically. Tailgating can at times just be the consequence of poor driver education. But it can also be a symptom of road rage. Some drivers daydream and forget to watch what they are doing, while others seem determined to rush and get too close. This is dangerous because it does not leave the tailgating driver any reaction time to avoid an accident.

Speeding

Another common cause of rear-end crashes is speeding. When you travel at speeds too fast for the road or conditions, you put everyone in jeopardy. Not to mention, speeding leaves a driverless time to brake when coming up on a car in front of him or her.

Distracted Driving

Sometimes distracted driving is just as bad as drunk driving. Naturally, there are a lot of things that can take a driver’s attention away from the wheel and the road. For instance:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the Phone
  • Messing with Car Dash Controls
  • Turning the Radio
  • Putting on Makeup
  • Trying to read directions
  • Eating and drinking
  • Dealing with Pets
  • Talking to Passengers
  • Being Drowsy or Fatigued

Drunk Driving

Finally, no discussion of serious auto accidents would be complete without yet another admonition not to drink and drive. Each year, thousands of people die because they chose to get behind the wheel drunk. Many others are just innocent victims that get badly hurt in drunk driving car accidents.

If a careless driver has rear-ended you, causing serious injuries, then you should not attempt to deal with the insurance company alone. Remember that insurance companies save money by denying or diminishing the value of claims. Let our team of dedicated and aggressive San Antonio rear-end collision attorneys get to work for you.

How Can Our Rear-End Collision Attorneys Help You?

The first step is your confidential one-on-one meeting with an experienced car accident attorney in San Antonio. During this consultation, one of our attorneys will carefully try to get to the bottom of what happened.

We look for things others might miss, including witness statements, video evidence, and images from the crash scene that may help us to prove that the other driver was negligent.

Likewise, our attorneys will work hand-in-hand with your medical providers to make sure you are receiving top-notch care. This not only helps you recover faster and get back to work and family responsibilities, but it also helps to prevent the insurance company from claiming you waited too long or didn’t get the diagnosis you need in order to be compensated.

So if you are dealing with the pain and frustration that comes from being in a car accident, call our rear-end collision attorneys in San Antonio today.

The call is free, and most people find that they have a lot more peace of mind once they have at least spoken to an attorney and gotten some early legal advice on how to deal with all of the issues that arise after a crash. Contact our trusted personal injury law firm to get started today.