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.
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
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 East Bay.
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 East Bay, do not hesitate to secure the legal support that you deserve from an experienced rear-end accident attorney at our law firm.
We help accident victims
Our lawyers understand the struggle endured by rear-end collision victims. 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 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.