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Rear-end car accidents might seem like minor collisions. But if you or a loved one has been involved in one, you know how serious and devastating such accidents can be for everyone involved. In an instant, you or others in the same car can suddenly sustain serious injuries.

As one of the most common types of car accidents, rear-end collisions consistently affect countless drivers. These types of accidents are usually caused by someone driving too close or immediate and unexpected braking. Many rear-end accidents happen at intersections when careless drivers fail to slow down for a yellow or red light. Even though these types of collisions are not as fatal as head-on collisions, they can result in severe and devastating injuries.

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    Most insurance companies consider the driver in the rear to be at fault, claiming that they should have allowed more space between vehicles. However, this is simply a rule of thumb and is not without exception. No matter the exact details of your situation, you should not waste any time in contacting the car accident lawyers at Clancy & Diaz, LLP, in Walnut Creek, California. Compensation may be available for you.

    Common causes

    Rear-end car accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

    • Distracted driving (especially texting while driving)
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Defective car brakes or other car parts
    • Speeding
    • Tailgating

    There are many other reasons why rear-end accidents happen. And each accident needs to be carefully investigated to determine exactly what caused the crash. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible if you've been injured in a rear-end accident in California's Bay Area.

    Fault in rear-end accidents

    In most rear-end accident cases, fault is assumed to lie with the driver of the second car; that is, the car that collided with the rear end of the first car. Following too closely is the most common cause of rear-end accidents. If the second driver is too close to the first driver in regard to their current rate of travel, the second driver will be unable to stop in time if the first driver slows or stops suddenly.

    There are some cases where a rear-end accident is not entirely the fault of the second driver or is not the second driver's fault at all. For example, the driver of the first car may swerve suddenly in front of the second driver, making it impossible for the second driver to allow a safe distance between the vehicles until it is too late.

    We will fight for compensation on your behalf

    If your rear-end collision was caused by someone else's careless actions, we may be able to obtain compensation for your damages. In addition to the injuries that such accidents can cause, they also have the potential of totaling your car. As a result, compensation will be helpful for a variety of reasons:

    • Medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Vehicle damage
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish

    If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a rear-end collision in California's Bay Area, do not hesitate to secure the legal support that you deserve from an experienced rear-end accident attorney at our law firm. Whether you were rear-ended by a drunk driver or hit from behind by a truck, you deserve the right lawyer to stand up for your rights.

    We help accident victims

    Our lawyers understand the struggle endured by rear-end collision victims. You may be suffering from whiplash or other injuries causing you back and neck pain. We know the damages can be devastating and truly life-altering. We urge you to get the help you deserve by contacting our law firm in Walnut Creek. Allow us to hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.

    If you were involved in a rear-end accident in Walnut Creek, Antioch, Pittsburg, Benicia, or the Oakland area, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney at the Law Offices of Clancy & Diaz, LLP, as soon as possible. Our law firm represents clients in rear-end car accident insurance claims and lawsuits throughout Oakland and the surrounding areas, and we offer a free initial consultation to talk to you about your particular case.

    Evaluating the circumstances of your particular rear-end accident is an important part of the service that our law firm provides in handling your case. To learn more about how we can establish what caused your accident and what your case may be worth, contact a Walnut Creek rear-end accident lawyer at our law firm today.

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    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    Benicia, CA 94510
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