Rear-End Collision Accident Attorneys Bucks County, PA
Serving Clients Across Northeast Philadelphia, Levittown, Millbrook, Penndel, Feasterville, Bensalem, and Bucks County
Rear-end collisions are possibly the most common type of motor vehicle accident. They are often a result of tailgating, speeding, and other improper driving techniques which prevent motorists from reacting and stopping quickly enough to a sudden change in speed ahead of them. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions can also lead to serious injury from the significant impacts involved.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision or other type of motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys of Cohen & Riechelson have been securing successful settlements and verdicts for our clients since opening for business in 1972. We believe in protecting the legal rights for victims of car, motorcycle, and truck accidents in our local Pennsylvania communities including Bensalem, Northeast Philadelphia, Levittown, Feasterville, Penndel, Millbrook and all of Bucks County.
Call our office today for a free and confidential consultation regarding your rear-end collision, your resulting injuries, and your potential personal injury claim.
Levittown Rear-End Collision Lawyers Identify Common Causes
As rear-end collisions are the most common form of injurious auto accident, the causes are consistent with general auto accident risk factors. The following are the causes or rear-end collisions most frequently encountered by our Levittown personal injury lawyers.
- Speeding – the faster a motor vehicle is traveling, the less reaction time the driver has when a vehicle suddenly stops in front of them. This simple scenario leads to a large percentage of rear-end collisions
- Tailgating – similar to speeding, being too close to the car, truck, bus, or motorcycle ahead of a vehicle can dramatically lower the time available to make a reaction, stop, or otherwise evade a collision
- Reckless Driving – dangerous driving of any kind, including disregarding traffic signs, running red lights, aggressive behavior, and more
- DWI/DUI – driving while under the influence of drugs or while drunk is yet another factor which lessens the chances of a timely reaction to traffic changes
- Distracted Driving – Even a single second of distraction while traveling 55 miles per hour can take the eyes of a driver off of the road for nearly 80 feet
- Brake Malfunction – malfunctioning brakes or other mechanical failure can lead to all manner of auto accidents, and is most commonly associated with rear-end collisions
Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Rear-End Collision Injuries
Rear-end collisions can be violent and injurious for all individuals involved. The worst injuries are generally sustained by the car being impacted from the rear for a variety of reasons. Common traumatic injuries resulting from rear-end collisions include:
Whiplash: not an injury per se, but whiplash is very often a factor in rear-end collisions. Whiplash is the head violently lurching forward because of the change in momentum of the motor vehicle. Neck and spinal injuries may result from whiplash
Concussion and other brain injury: head trauma may be caused by contact with the steering wheel, sides of the vehicle, and even a deployed airbag
Spinal Cord Injury: even minor spinal cord injuries can be extremely serious. The spinal cord connects the brain to the rest of the nervous system and by extension, the rest of the body. Spinal cord injury can also lead to paralysis and other longterm complications
Broken Bones: fractures, especially above to vertebrae and facial bones can be extremely painful, damaging, and lead to long recovery times
Recovering Compensation for Rear-End Collisions in Bucks County, PA
In order to successfully resolve your personal injury claim relating to a rear-end auto accident, our Bucks County attorneys will need to show that your accident was the direct result of a negligent or reckless action of another party. Other drivers may be found negligent for performing any of the actions described in the “common causes” section. Property owners or manufacturers may also be found liable under premises liability and defective product liability statutes.
Another key factor in your case will be proving that your injuries were caused by the auto accident in question. To this end, it is always a great idea to see a medical professional as soon as possible. The sooner you are able to receive a diagnosis from a doctor, the closer the link between your injuries and your accident. Of course, it should also be a priority to seek medical attention in order to receive treatment as well.
Our personal injury attorneys will use the details of your case to fight for full and fair compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, incidental expenses, physical therapy, emotional distress and more. Allow us to take care of your personal injury claim while you focus on getting well.
Contact our Bensalem Motor Vehicle Accident and Injury Attorneys Today
At The Law Office of Cohen & Riechelson, our legal professionals have been successfully resolving personal injury claims for over four decades. Our personal injury attorneys represent clients injured in auto accidents in Pennsylvania towns including Northeast Philadelphia, Levittown, Bensalem, Feasterville, Penndel, Millbrook and the greater Bucks County area. Lean on our extensive experience and intimate knowledge of PA law to seek the financial compensation that your family needs and deserves.