Rear-End Accident Attorneys in Austin
Who Is At Fault for Rear-End Accidents?
Rear-end accidents make up some of the most common types of car accidents in Texas and throughout the nation. In most cases, the rear driver is at fault for such collisions. This is because drivers are responsible for keeping a safe distance from the car in front of them. When they fail to do so, it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to stop in time should the car in front of them need to stop suddenly. However, not all rear-end accidents are the fault of the rear driver. If the driver in front is not exercising reasonable care or is negligent—for example, if he has received a ticket for his brake lights being out but has failed to fix them—he can be held liable.
Were you injured in a rear-end collision? Contact Briggle & Polan, PLLC to find out how our Austin rear-end accident attorneys can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed. We have extensive experience and are real trial lawyers, unafraid of taking your case to court if necessary.
Request a free, no-obligation consultation; call (512) 400-3278 or submit an online contact form today to get started. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay!
Liability in Rear-End Collisions
As previously mentioned, the front driver may sometimes be at fault for a rear-end collision. The most common examples of this include when the front driver’s brake lights are out, when the front driver is backing up, or when the front driver is acting recklessly/intentionally trying to get hit. The front driver may also be found at fault if he or she is driving drunk.
However, in the vast majority of cases, the rear driver is at fault for rear-end accidents. Some of the most common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Following too closely/tailgating
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving in heavy traffic
- Auto product defects (such as faulty brakes)
- Aggressive driving/road rage
- Fatigued driving
- Drunk driving
Even at relatively low speeds, rear-end collisions can result in serious injuries. One of the most common rear-end collision injuries is whiplash, which is an injury to the neck that occurs when the head moves forward then quickly snaps back as a result of sudden deceleration. Other common injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Chronic pain
- Mental issues, such as PTSD, anxiety, and new fear of driving
Work Directly with Our Award-Winning Attorneys
When you trust your case to the team at Briggle & Polan, PLLC, you work directly with a rear-end accident attorney who has an in-depth understanding of Texas personal injury law. Our award-winning team consists of Austin rear-end accident lawyers who understand what you are going through and are committed to helping you secure the maximum compensation you are owed. While we always try to help our clients avoid the time and expense of trial, we are prepared to represent you in the courtroom if a fair settlement cannot be reached with the liable insurance party.
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$1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident
Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.
$350 Thousand Company Truck Collision
Our client was struck by a company truck that ran a red light at a busy intersection. *Net to client was $166,651.36.
$400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck
Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.
$100 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved
Our client was struck by a drunk driver in Round Rock, Texas. *Net to client was $51,113.04.
$115 Thousand Distracted Driver Caused Collision
A distracted driver failed to yield the right of way to our client, causing a collision. *Net to client was $25,035.44.
$132 Thousand Distracted Driver
Our client was the passenger in a vehicle struck by a distracted motorist who failed to yield the right of way at an intersection. *Net to client was $33,250.59.
$112.5 Thousand Truck Crash Into Building
A company driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a convenience store, injuring our client in the process. *Net to client was $30,259.56.
$82 Thousand T-Bone Collision
Our client had to be airlifted to the hospital as a result of a t-bone collision. *Net proceeds to client were $23,914.57.
$85 Thousand T-Bone Collision Resolved
Our client was t-boned by a distracted driver who ran a stop sign and required surgery for injuries sustained. *Attorney fees and expenses totaled $30,267.51.
$225 Thousand Collision With A Distracted Driver Operating An 18-Wheeler
Our client severely injured her back in the wreck and the driver did not have the required commercial driver's license needed to operate the truck. *Net proceeds to client were $89,737.54.