Rear-End Accident in College Station?
Our attorneys can fight for you
People might think of being rear-ended as just a minor fender-bender – but that changes quickly when you’re actually in such a car accident. While some rear-end crashes are indeed minor, many cause serious injuries such as whiplash. In College Station, the rear-end accident attorneys at Chad Jones Law, P.C. fight for victims.
You might think that your case is straightforward. After all, if you were rear-ended, fault for the accident is clear, right? But just because the driver of the rear vehicle is presumed at fault doesn’t mean getting compensation is easy. Don’t try to deal with the insurance company alone – contact us today.
Rear-end accident claims can get surprisingly complex
Rear-end crashes often happen at stop signs and traffic lights, where one car might run into the back of another. On college campuses like Texas A&M, rear-end accidents sometimes happen when pedestrians step out into the road and traffic needs to stop suddenly. Often, a distracted driver is responsible for rear-ending another car. Rear-end accidents can also be caused by speeding, driving under the influence or falling asleep at the wheel.
In all of these crashes, the driver in the rear car is presumed to be at fault. That said, an insurance company might still try to claim that you were somehow responsible for being rear-ended. They may say you stopped short, failed to execute a turn or backed into the other car. They might even argue that your brake lights were defective or another mechanical issue with your vehicle caused the crash.
More often, it’s not liability that’s disputed, but the extent of your injuries. Rear-end crashes often happen at a low speed, and the insurance company may argue that a low-speed crash can’t cause a serious injury. The reality is that even at a low speed, a moving vehicle has a lot of force, and when that force is transferred into a person’s body, serious injuries can result.
We fight back for the compensation you deserve
You need to do two things right away after a rear-end accident in College Station. First, get evaluated by a doctor, even if you feel fine – your injuries may have delayed-onset symptoms. Second, contact us. We’ll take care of the rest.
Our attorneys know how to investigate accidents, find out what happened and prove that another driver’s negligence led to your injury. We’ll build a strong case for the full amount of compensation you need and deserve, and we’ll fight for you in negotiations with the insurance company and, if necessary, at trial.
Get an experienced College Station rear-end accident attorney on your side. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our College Station office.