About 2.5 million rear-end collisions happen across the country each year. A crash is considered a rear-end collision when a vehicle hits the car directly in front of it, with both cars facing the same direction. In these types of accidents, it is generally easier to prove who was at fault; however, it can still be difficult to prove that a persons injuries were caused by the collision.

If you or a loved one was involved in a rear-end collision, complete the Free Case Review form to the right to begin exploring your legal options.

With the help of an experienced auto accident attorney from the Edwards Law Firm, you may be able to recover losses related to your accident by filing a rear-end collision lawsuit.

Rear-End Accident Causes

The combination of the sudden deceleration of the car in front and the lack of reaction time the driver of the second car has is usually to blame for a rear-end collision.

This type of accident is usually a result of distracted driving, but a rear-end crash can also be caused by the following circumstances:

  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Driver negligence
  • Tailgating
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failure to abide by the rules of the road
  • Speeding

Injuries Commonly Associated with Rear-End Collisions

A majority of rear-end collisions happen at low speeds. Most of the time, the driver can anticipate the crash by seeing the oncoming vehicle in their rear view mirror. Due to these circumstances, drivers who are hit usually suffer from specific types of injuries, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Carpal tunnel if they were bracing for impact
  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Injuries to the face and head due to airbag deployment

When two cars of relatively equal size are involved in a crash, they will typically experience similar property damage. But, when one car is significantly larger than all other vehicles involved, the smaller of the two will experience the brunt of the collision.

Injuries in the front car are usually much worse than the injuries sustained by passengers in the second car. Serious injuries common in rear-end collisions include:

  • Closed head injuries
  • Nerve damage in the legs or back
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Blunt-force trauma

Symptoms of serious injuries are not always apparent right away, so it is important to seek medical attention after being involved in a wreck. If an injury victim fails to see a doctor and later experiences symptoms of debilitating injuries, it may be difficult to prove that the injuries were caused by the accident.

Contact a Tulsa Rear-End Collision Lawyer

Usually, the at-fault driver in a rear-end collision is that of the second car. Regardless, it is important for rear-end collision victims to consult with a lawyer who can recreate the scene of the accident in order to prove that this was, in fact, the case. In order for a rear-end collision lawsuit to be successful, you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for the crash and require compensation for losses related to the accident.

If you or a loved one was injured in a rear-end crash caused by the actions or negligence of another driver, it is important to speak with an attorney who is well-versed in Oklahoma law.

The auto accident lawyers at the Edwards Law Firm have the resources and the expertise necessary to successfully litigate your injury claim. We believe that if you suffered harm due to the actions of another, you deserve both compassion and compensation for the ordeal.

For more information on the legal rights which may be available to rear-end collision victims or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our Tulsa rear-end accident lawyers, call us today at 1-800-304-9246.