Did another driver crash into the back of your vehicle? As surprising as the incident must have been for you and your passengers, rear-end crashes are the most common type of vehicle collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 29 percent of collisions are rear-end crashes.
A rear-end collision can occur during poor weather or if the other driver was distracted, speeding, tailgating, and more. Injuries and damages from car crashes can result in high medical bills and costly mechanical repairs. However, you should not have to suffer financial setbacks for an accident that was not your fault.
If you want a Tucson rear-end collisions lawyer to represent you, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC. Our team will work on your behalf and seek compensation to cover your crash-related expenses. Speak to us about your case by calling (800) 598-7557.
Damages from, and Compensation for, Rear-End Crashes
From not being able to make it to work that morning or learning how to walk again, car accidents can drastically change your day, month, and life. Rewards from lawsuits can ease your suffering while you heal from injuries, recover property losses, and return to life before the incident.
Your Tucson rear-end collisions lawyer can work with you to determine how much compensation you should seek. Insurance companies of at-fault drivers may quickly offer an amount in the hopes you will settle for less because you have bills piling. However, your legal representation can negotiate for you and fight for the highest amount.
To calculate a reward amount, your attorney will look into your case and the damages from the crash. The state does not set a compensation limit for personal injury and wrongful death claims, according to Arizona Constitution Art. 2 § 31.
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Even at slower speeds, a rear-end collision can cause lasting and painful injuries. The impact could cause injury to you or your passengers’:
- Spine and back.
- Ligaments, muscles, and tissue.
- Disks between bones.
- Existing injuries and issues.
A rear-end collision can result in painful injuries, like whiplash. Whiplash can occur when your head and neck are suddenly and forcefully jerked one way and then another. It can feel like a sharp pain in your neck.
Whiplash is the most common injury in rear-end collisions. A crash from behind causes a violent shift, and drivers and passengers, unaware of the incoming collision, do not prepare for impact. The risks for severe injury increase since people in the front car are typically in a relaxed state, and the impact is jarring.
Any paid expenses related to the rear-end collision are economic damages. Economic damages are losses with a set value, such as a physician’s bill. Make sure to gather all costs stemming from the crash to establish a monetary loss.
In addition to the initial medical costs, think about any ongoing health care fees. Will you or your family members need physical therapy to regain normal mobility? Will anyone need counseling or mental health help to reduce the trauma of an accident?
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The collision most likely damaged the vehicles involved. Serious accidents may have totaled your vehicle beyond repair, leaving you without a means of transportation. Even a light tap from an accident can cost hundreds to return your vehicle to its condition before.
Any costs to repair or replace your car, truck, or van is an economic loss. Keep a detailed record of repairs and replacement costs. Likewise, hold onto evidence of any expenses related to the loss of your transportation, such as rental car and public transportation fees.
A rear-end collision may have damaged other property of yours. If the crashed broke or destroyed any valuables and personal items stored in the trunk, you can seek reimbursement for those items. Evidence you may use to show their value can include original receipts or appraisals.
Additional Settlement Rewards
Other economic losses the crash may have caused include lost wages. If you could not return to work because of injuries suffered, you may have a claim for reimbursement for lost income. This may mean earnings for the day of the incident and the weeks or months spent recovering in a hospital, during physical therapy, and more.
You may also be able to claim future lost earnings if the accident caused the end of your profession, such as:
- A disability that prevents you from performing your normal duties.
- A permanent disfigurement like loss of a limb.
- Brain trauma that reduces your ability to earn as much as you did.
- Any injuries that hurt your capacity for employment.
Evidence needed to seek wage compensation can include pay stubs and proof of injuries. Health care records and a description of your job can detail how the injury stops you from working. Similarly, you need documentation of medical professionals testifying to your injuries and abilities.
Non-economic damages are losses not tied to a dollar amount, such as the physical pain you experience from injuries. If the collision resulted in the death of a family member, you have experienced an unmeasurable loss. However, you can seek retribution for your pain and suffering in the form of additional payment amounts.
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Rear-End Collisions Lawsuit
A Tucson rear-end collisions lawyer can issue a settlement demand with the at-fault driver’s insurance company for you. The statement details your intent to file if you do not receive payment for damages. Your legal team will negotiate for the highest amount possible. At that point, you will decide to agree to the settlement amount or initiate a lawsuit.
Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 15-542 gives you two years to file a personal injury suit, but there are exceptions to this limit that our legal team can tell you about. We are here to help you on the road from crash to reward. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557 to speak about your rear-end collision.