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Most Common Rear-End Accident Injuries

Spinal injuries or back injuries are prevalent in rear-end accidents. Neck injuries and whiplash are also results of rear-end accidents. The sudden and unexpected impact of being hit from behind will regularly cause the body to lurch forward. Depending on your speed at the time of impact, this can also result in injuries such as broken bones or internal bleeding from the effects on your body from the front dashboard or steering wheel. Lacerations, severe bruising, broken bones, are all common as well.

There were 3,578 car accidents in Brownsville in 2017.
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There were 3,578 car accidents in Brownsville in 2017.

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Determining Fault in Rear-End Collisions

To submit a claim for compensation in Brownsville, you have to establish fault. Texas state law stipulates that, as a fault state, you can still file a claim for compensation if both parties or all parties, as it were, are found to be at fault to some degree. This means you don’t have to prove the other driver was 100% at fault. Even if you did something wrong, if the other driver showed a higher degree of negligence or recklessness, you can still submit your claim for compensation.

Given the complicated nature of the fault system in Texas, it is best to work with a Brownsville rear-end collision attorney who can help you submit your claim.

Compensation for Rear-End Collisions

Being involved in a car accident is insufficient for compensation. Bruising your ribs in an accident on Highway 90 is not enough to receive compensation. But, if you were in a car accident and you bruise your ribs because the other driver changed lanes while speeding without using their blinker, and you can’t get around and go to work, then you can file a claim for compensation because of your medical bills and your lost income.

The key to proving your case is negligence. You must prove that the other driver didn’t obey the rules of the road and you have to show how. Using the example above, you would have to prove that the other driver was speeding and that they didn’t use their blinker while changing lanes. You also have to prove that the injuries you sustained were a direct result of the accident.

It is much easier to prove physical injury because you can document it with the help of medical practitioners. But, emotional distress or mental distress is just as legitimate a claim.

Claiming an Accident Settlement

With the help of Brownsville rear-end collision attorneys, you can claim many things as part of the suit:

  • damages to personal property such as your car
  • medical bills as a result of the injuries received
  • loss of life
  • lost income
  • pain and suffering

Pain and suffering, for example, is calculated based on the severity of your injuries. First, you would be to establish which injuries you received and proved that they were a result of the accident in question. After that, each injury is evaluated on an individual basis to determine the short-term and long-term impact it has on your life. This directly influences the amount of compensation for pain and suffering you may be awarded.

How to Get the Most Compensation

It is in your best interest to hire an attorney immediately so that you can ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you may deserve.

Speak with an attorney

Specialized attorneys can help you to maximize the compensation you receive by exploring every avenue of damages that pertain to your case. They can also help to prove claims that are slightly more challenging such as mental distress. Most importantly, working with an attorney gives you the peace of mind to focus on your recovery while they keep you updated as to what documents are needed from you and what steps they will take next.

Settle outside of court if possible

Most people will settle outside of court for a favorable amount of money. Insurance companies in particular while they will fight you tooth and nail will still seek to resolve outside of court because it mitigates the entire financial risk for their company. Working with an attorney can get you a settlement early on depending on your case and potentially increase the amount of compensation received.

Get medical attention immediately

Even if you don’t feel as though you were injured after your accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Just get yourself checked out at one of the local hospitals. This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make. Things like tissue damage or whiplash might not set in for a few weeks. If you don’t get medical attention and you allow the condition to get worse, or you get medical care, but you don’t follow the treatment advice given to you by the doctor, this can severely increase the percentage at which you are found at fault and decrease the total damages you receive.