Rear-End Accident Lawyers in Connecticut
Committed to Providing Tenacious Legal Representation
By far the most common type of personal injury claim is the rear-end collision
motor vehicle accident. In most cases, liability is assigned to the following
vehicle based on the premise it was following too closely and/or failing
to keep a proper lookout. Section 14-240 of the Connecticut General Statutes,
as amended through 2005, provides that “no driver of a motor vehicle
shall follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent,
having regard for the speed of such vehicles, the traffic upon and the
condition of the highway and weather conditions.”
If you or a loved one were injured in this kind of accident, our Connecticut
rear-end accident attorneys can help. Call us at (860) 245-2412 to schedule an appointment for your
free initial consultation.
What Injuries Can You Get From Being Rear-Ended?
Fortunately, because both cars are proceeding in the same direction, injuries
in a rear-end accident are sometimes less severe than those experienced
in head-on or crossover accidents. Nevertheless, rear-end collisions can
cause persistent and serious injuries. Even cervical sprains and strains,
(sometimes referred to as “whiplash”), a common injury in
rear-end accidents, can be painful and have permanent effects.
What Happens if I Got Rear-Ended But There's No Damage to My Car?
Today’s automobile bumpers mean that some of our clients in rear-end
accidents are claiming physical injuries even though their cars are relatively
unscathed. Insurance adjusters are sometimes skeptical of such “minimal
impact” claims, but our rear-end accident lawyers in Connecticut
try to work with our client’s doctors to explain to insurers, and
if necessary, juries, how these injuries occur.
Contact RisCassi & Davis, P.C. today to find out if we may be able to help you in your case. Our rear-end
accident attorneys in Connecticut are standing by to help.