Rear End Collision

Rear End Collision

A rear end collision occurs when a vehicle hits another at its back. Such collisions might cause severe injuries or damage. However, you are eligible to claim for the loss and damages only if you can provide evidence of the accident. Though, it is commonly thought that the rear-driver is always at fault. But, that is not the case for every rear-shunt accident. Furthermore, you may get in touch with the best solicitors in Scotland at Wallace Legal if you have rear-ended someone. 

What causes a minor rear-end collision? 

Generally, driving negligence is the root cause of all road traffic accidents. However, a rear end collision could be the result of: 

  • aggressive driving issues, such as overtaking without a sign or over-speeding. 
  • distracted or drunk driving. 
  • reckless driving in bad weather conditions 
  • driving a car with faulty brakes and headlights. 

What injuries do rear-end collisions cause? 

Road traffic accidents cause serious injuries or can even be fatal sometimes. For instance, a rear end collision may cause injuries to any part of your body, such as: 

  • Broken bones or fractures 
  • Whiplash – the most common 
  • Damage to soft tissue 
  • Head or back injuries 
  • Psychological traumas 

To learn more about how to prevent whiplash after a car accident, read our article

What is the average payout for such accidents? 

An accident causes a harsh impact on an individual’s life, whether it be emotional, physical, or financial. In addition to general damages, a personal injury claim includes all your financial damages as well. These damages include: 

  • Loss of earnings past and future. 
  • Medical care costs 
  • Ongoing treatment expenses 
  • Travel expenditures 
  • Extra child-care bills 
  • Rear-end collision damage to car. 

You may get in touch with our team of best solicitors for you to get assistance on your payout. Also, you may use our personal injury calculator to get an estimate for your compensation. 

When is a rear end collision not your fault? 

It is very challenging to determine fault for a rear-end accident. Contrarily, in many cases, the back driver usually accepts all the blame, even if they are not at fault. 

Meanwhile, on the road, all drivers should be cautious while driving. Though they usually breach this duty in several ways, as follows: 

  • Ignoring the red light sign while on the road 
  • Driving with faulty brake/head lights 
  • intoxicated or drowsy driving 
  • not maintaining a safe distance among vehicles. 
  • driving at an excessive speed. 
  • not paying attention to the surroundings. 

Once a driver’s negligence has been proved, you may claim for the other driver’s negligence. Besides, there may be many instances in which you were the rear-driver and weren’t at fault. 

Consult our experts to find out how they can help. 

You might get into trouble if you get hurt in an accident. But, we are here to help you at all times. Most importantly, we are happy to serve the residents and employees of the places where we work. Also, we take pride in our past record of winning claims. Similarly, a free consultation for your personal injury or our No-Win, No-Fee basis is available right away. Contact us now!