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Seeking Damages After a Rear-End Collision

 Posted on April 07, 2023 in Car Accidents

Untitled---2023-11-13T142125.649.jpgRear-end collisions in which one vehicle crashes with the back of another vehicle can lead to serious injuries, including whiplash, and spinal cord trauma. Drivers who cause rear-end accidents may be held accountable for the damages caused by their negligence.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a rear end collision, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation. Compensation may be available for your medical bills, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and more.

Is The At-Fault Party Always the Rear Driver?

In the vast majority of cases, the person in the vehicle that is behind the other vehicle is liable for a rear end collision. Rear end collisions are often caused by drivers who are texting and driving, intoxicated, or simply not paying attention. Drivers are expected to keep their distance from the vehicles in front of them to avoid colliding with the vehicles. However, there may be cases in which the driver in the front is liable.

Getting the Compensation You Need

Regardless, if you want to file a personal injury claim and pursue compensation, you will need ample evidence of the at-fault driver's liability. When filing an insurance claim or personal injury claim, the insurance company is going to do everything it can to reduce the amount of money paid to you. Insurance companies are just like any other company, they are trying to increase profits and reduce expenses. Unfortunately, this means it is often an uphill battle to get the compensation you need after a crash. This is why it is so important to work with a personal injury lawyer experienced in car accident injury claims.

Types of Compensation to Which You May Be Entitled

Through a personal injury claim. You may be able to recover compensation for your financial damages and your non-financial damages. The cost of hospital care, ambulance transportation to the hospital, medication, doctor's visits, and other medical care related to the crash may be covered. You could also be entitled to compensation for ongoing medical needs related to the crash, such as occupational therapy.

Compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle may also be included in your personal injury claim. Additionally, compensation for your lost income caused by missed work in future lost income caused by future missed work or reduced earning capacity may be available.

Pain and suffering damages in an Illinois car accident injury claim often include compensation for physical pain, psychological and emotional suffering, and reduced quality of life.

Contact our Skilled Car Accident Injury Lawyers

If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a collision recently, contact Salvi & Maher, LLP for legal help. Our Waukegan personal injury lawyers understand that the car accident injury claim process can be confusing and frustrating. We have extensive experience in these types of cases and are ready to put our experience to work for you. We will help you build a strong claim and pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. Give us a call today at 847-662-3303 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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