Rear end automobile accidents or “fender benders” are usually the result of someone else’s negligence. This kind of accident occurs when the front of one car hits the back of another. Distracted drivers that are texting, talking on the phone, or simply not paying attention while driving are usually those involved in this kind of accident.
Aggressive drivers that are driving too fast or too close to another car are also likely to be involved in a rear end automobile accident. It is also the case that driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lead to an accident. Consuming any amount of drugs or alcohol can alter one’s reaction time if the car in front happens to stop suddenly, for example.
If it is raining or snowing and the driver is going too fast, then the distance between the cars must be kept safe. If not, there can be an accident. These are examples of driving errors that are “negligence” under the law and can make the driver responsible to pay for the injured persons medical care and pain and suffering.
There are different types of injuries involved in a rear end automobile accident. These can be whiplash, internal bleeding or bruising, fractured bones, concussions and brain injuries. These injuries can result in hospital and medical bills, unexpected time off from work, emotional distress and more.
Contacting a legal professional is the important first step in starting the process of establishing medical coverage to pay for the hospital, doctors and therapy and to collect compensation for injuries or damages based on the specific facts and circumstances of your accident.