Pittsburgh Rear-End Accident Lawyers Who Build Strong Cases
If you were rear-ended and injured, we can protect your rights
Rear-end collisions can cause severe car accident injuries such as whiplash, concussions, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. In severe crashes, a rear-end accident can even result in death. Even at slow speeds, getting rear-ended while stopped in traffic can leave a lasting impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. These accidents are extremely common throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide. The Pittsburgh rear-end accident attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates are here to help.
We want you to be able to focus on your family during such an emotionally overwhelming time instead of worrying about how expenses relating to the accident will be covered. If you were hit from behind by another driver in Pittsburgh, call or contact us online today.
How do rear-end accidents happen?
Rear-enders are typically caused by negligent drivers, often in traffic, at intersections, or on the freeway. Some of the potential causes of a rear-end accident include:
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Speeding, which may make it impossible to stop in time
- Driving under the influence, which can affect reaction time and judgment
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Mechanical issues (such as defective or poorly maintained brakes)
The rear driver is typically at fault, but not always. If the driver of the front vehicle stopped short or reversed suddenly, they may be found partially to blame.
What is the most common injury in a rear-ender?
In a rear-end accident, the sudden impact from behind can cause the body to experience rapid acceleration and deceleration forces. Even at speeds under 20 mph, rear-end accidents have the potential to result in significant and severe injuries. Common injuries sustained in a rear-end accident include:
- Whiplash and neck strains
- Back sprains
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated discs
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Facial injuries
- Knee injuries
The experienced car accident attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates understand that the future is uncertain. Predicting how your injuries will affect you years from now is hard. That’s why you need to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. We can help.
How can a Pittsburgh rear-end accident attorney help me?
Determining fault in a rear-end accident may seem straightforward, but under some circumstances, the insurance company may dispute it. More commonly, however, they’ll try to dispute or downplay your damages, especially if the crash happened at a slow speed. They may try to argue your injuries aren’t that serious. Our attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate rear-end collisions and build a case for the full compensation you deserve.
If you were injured in a rear-end accident, contact Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh for a free case evaluation. A member of our team can listen to the details of your case, explain your options, and answer your questions. We represent injured accident victims throughout Western Pennsylvania on contingency. That means there is no upfront or out-of-pocket expense for our service. And if we don’t win, you don’t pay. Contact us today. We are available to hear from you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.