Rear-End Collision in Gainesville, FL

What To Do After A Rear-End Accident

What is a rear-end collision?

Rear-end collisions are a common type of auto accident that involve two or more cars where one car strikes the other from behind. Usually, this occurs when the forward vehicle stops abruptly or brakes for traffic or a stoplight. In Florida, there is a legal "presumption" that the rear vehicle is at fault for following too closely or not paying attention to the traffic ahead. In a negligence lawsuit, the presumption can be rebutted through evidence that the lead vehicle driver was not reasonably careful. For instance, if the lead vehicle had a defective brake light.

Do you need an attorney if you are involved in a rear-end collision?

If you are involved in a rear-end collision in Florida, it is important for you to speak to an experienced accident attorney, whether you are the front or rear vehicle. This is true because either or both vehicles may be partially at fault. If you have suffered injuries in a rear-end accident or any other car accident, an accident attorney will be able to identify the various types of insurance that may be available for you such as liability insurance, no-fault insurance, medical payments coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, as well as property damage insurance, and comprehensive/collision insurance.

Rear-end collision injuries can range from mild to severe depending on the force of impact and the type of vehicles involved. For examples, if a large truck crashes into a smaller vehicle or motorcycle, there is likely to be more damage and higher chance of serious injury. In a rear-end collision, whiplash, as well as neck, back and head injuries are common. An experienced accident attorney at Warner, Sechrest & Butts can help you collect on a rear-end collision settlement to off-set the many costs associated with a car crash.

How can an attorney help me?

If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover money for:

  • lost wages,
  • past and future medical bills, and
  • other losses that you will suffer in the future,
  • household services such as car, home and lawn care

The accident attorneys at Warner, Sechrest and Butts can help you understand the available insurance, review the evidence and accident reports and assist you in looking for possible ways of recovery. Different laws and different types of insurance coverages apply to different situations and we can help guide you through the confusing statutes and policies. If you wish to receive compensation, you need a reliable personal injury lawyer on your side to help you file a rear-end collision lawsuit.

Why should I contact Warner, Sechrest and Butts?

Our law firm is very experienced in handling auto accident cases, including rear-end collisions. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients. Our firm has lawyers who have been certified as experts in civil trial law by the Florida Bar, which is a designation only held by about 1 percent of lawyers in Florida. We are available 24 hours a day. You will speak to a lawyer about your case, not just a receptionist or assistant. Our law firm is dedicated to helping injury victims. Call us and talk to an accident attorney about your case.