Member Of:
Justia Lawyer Rating
Avvo Rating
Super Lawyers

Rear End Collisions

Rear end collisions are one of the most common forms of traffic accidents. Rear end collisions can cause numerous injuries to those involved in them, such as whiplash. Persons who have been injured in rear end collisions may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. The compensation rear end collision victims may collect can help them cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from their injuries.

Receiving compensation from a rear end collision can be tough when you do not have a dedicated attorney on your side. Insurance companies will often try to minimize your injuries, especially when your injuries are soft tissue injuries like whiplash. Additionally, injuries sustained in rear end collisions may not appear serious at first; because of this delayed realization, many people do not go to the hospital immediately or may even decline medical treatment at the scene of the accident. Insurance companies will often see this delayed discovery of injuries as a sign that the injuries are minor. Rear end collisions sometimes cause only minor damage to a person's vehicle; insurance companies will often claim that if vehicle damage is minor, the injuries must be minor, too.

Fortunately, Massachusetts's law presumes that fault in rear end collisions rests on the rear driver. Because the law presumes this, insurance companies also start with that assumption. The insurance adjusters will assume that the rear driver was distracted or following too closely, both of which are often reasons for rear end collisions; however, there are numerous other reasons for rear end collisions, such as ice or snow on the road or driving too quickly to stop in time.

Rear end collisions cause many injuries, including whiplash, neck sprains, back injuries, head and face injuries, and broken bones. These injuries can result in temporary or permanent disabilities or scarring. Whiplash injuries are connective tissue injuries that can be very painful. The lasting effects of a whiplash injury can range from headaches and stiff necks to intense pain that lasts for a lengthy period of time. Insurance companies can often be unwilling to give proper compensation for whiplash injuries and other injuries sustained in rear end collisions. If you have been injured in a rear end collision, you need an attorney on your side who can negotiate with insurance companies to get you the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages.

If you have been injured by a rear end collision, you need an attorney who can help you determine to what compensation you are entitled. Massachusetts rear end collision Attorney Cappetta is a dedicated attorney and serious negotiator who will work with your doctors and other medical providers to get your medical expenses covered. Attorney Cappetta can also negotiate on your behalf to get lost wages and other damages covered. Contact Attorney Cappetta today for a free consultation to discuss your situation, answer your questions, and find out what you are owed.