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Rear End Collisions

Rear End Collision Lawyer in Tampa, FL

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A rear end car accident is one wherein one vehicle collides with the back of another vehicle. These accidents most commonly occur because one vehicle stops suddenly, although even in the event of a normal stop the second driver may collide with the vehicle in front of him or her if he or she is not paying attention. Everyday distractions such as eating, drinking, talking on the phone, texting and talking to a passenger may cause a driver to become involved in a rear end collision. These types of accidents are common, contributing to millions of car crashes across the United States every year.

If you have been involved in a rear end car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our firm believes in examining all angles of every case to maximize your benefits. Speak with a personal injury attorney by scheduling your free consultation!
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Common Injuries and Seeking Compensation

The injuries that a victim may sustain in a rear end collision are often unique, most often due to the front driver seeing the vehicle approaching from behind and bracing for impact. In some accidents, the driver that is colliding into the car in front of theirs may also make attempts to decelerate, slamming on the brakes and reducing the total speed of their vehicle before impact occurs. Since this can lower the speed of the vehicle, the types of injuries received in rear end accidents are different than those caused by other impacts.

Injuries that may occur during a rear end car crash:

Either driver in a rear end collision may suffer injury from airbag deployment, as it may strike the face or even the hands and cause scraping injury or even broken bones in some cases. Getting immediate medical attention can be important in discovering, diagnosing, and taking the appropriate steps to treat these conditions. In addition, this can help any personal injury claim you may make against another driver since it can be shown that the car accident directly impacted your condition.

Help from Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law

Although a minor rear end collision may not seem to warrant the need to work with an attorney, this can result in extensive property damage to your car as well as physical injuries and therefore medical bills. While it is generally assumed that the driver of the second car is responsible for all damages, it may not always be the case. If the other driver attempts to lay the blame of the accident on your shoulders, you may find that you are facing increased insurance premiums, as well.

If you, a friend or a family member has been involved in a rear end collision in Florida, please contact Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law today. An experienced Tampa car accident attorney can review your case and determine how we can assist you with your insurance claim and with receiving the monetary compensation that you deserve.

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