Rear-End Auto Accidents
Car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions happen daily in Nevada.
The type of accident that is the most prevalent, however, is the rear-end
auto accident . A rear-end collision occurs when
one vehicle either fails to stop or accelerates too quickly and then runs
into the vehicle in front of it. Nevada rear-end collisions account for
20,000 – a staggering 40% – of Nevada's yearly accidents,
as well as over 11,000 injuries.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision in Las Vegas or the surrounding
areas in Clark County, it is best to first seek medical treatment as soon
as possible. Then, consider the services of an experienced auto accident
attorney serving Clark County.
Las Vegas Rear-End Collision Injury Attorney
When you sustain an injury in a rear-end collision, you have endured enough.
There is no need to also be buried beneath the crushing weight of the
costs related to the accident when it was due to another's negligence.
With over 35 years of combined experience, the compassionate, knowledgeable
Clark County personal injury lawyers at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney
LLC have what it takes to handle your case with care while aggressively
pursuing the compensation you deserve – even if it means going to court.
If you are suffering due to a rear-end collision in the Clark County area,
including Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, Sunrise Manor, Sprint Valley,
Winchester, and Enterprise, contact Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC
to begin fighting for damages immediately.
Your first consultation with Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC is free, so call (702) 789-7876
today to schedule yours.
Causes of Las Vegas Rear-End Collisions
Insurance companies and law enforcement frequently attribute fault in rear-end
collisions to the driver of the car that runs into the car in front of
it. This is because in many rear-end collision scenarios, the crash could
have been avoided if proper following distance had been maintained. Though
this is true, and fault can be and frequently is attributed to the driver
of the impacting car, it is not always the case. An experienced Las Vegas
motor vehicle accident attorney can help prove your case for civil damages
whether your were the car that was struck in a rear-end collision, or
the car that did the striking.
Lack of following distance, more commonly known as tailgating if the following
distance is especially small, is not the only cause of rear-end collisions.
Dangerous road conditions, such as worn pavement, and inclement weather
can also cause a rear collision. Distraction and inattention, such as
texting while driving, are common contributors to rear-end collisions,
as are traffic violations like running a stop sign, an improper lane change,
or speeding. Whatever the cause of the accident, the injuries caused can
be life-altering, even in low-speed accidents, and you should consider
exercising your civil right to compensation in Clark County to cover the
damages from the at-fault person.
Injuries Commonly Suffered in Rear-End Collisions in Clark County
In a rear-impact collision, whether your are the car that has been struck
or the striking car, your body tends to react in a way that can cause
serious, life-altering or life-threatening injuries. Generally, in terms
of deceleration, being involved in a rear-end collision is like striking
a solid wall at half your initial speed. At initial impact your body jerks
forward, and then recoils and/or jerks violently back during the reactionary
stage of the accident.
This unnatural movement of your body can cause severe soft tissue damage,
such as muscle sprains and tears, as well as whiplash, traumatic brain
injury (including concussion), back injuries, herniated discs, fractures,
and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Colliding with parts of your car during
the collision can cause additional injuries like severe contusions and
hairline fractures, and broken glass can cause deep cuts that need stitches.
If the damage to your body during the collision is severe enough, you
could become paralyzed and forced to live your life as a paraplegic or
quadriplegic, which requires expensive, life-long medical assistance.
With all the forces at work and the points of impact inside your car, it
is more common than not that being involved in a Las Vegas rear-end collision
will leave you with multiple injuries that require initial and ongoing
medical care. A knowledgeable Clark County auto accident injury lawyer
can help you seek the compensation you need for these medical costs, and
the other associated costs with the accident. Sometimes, symptoms of an
injury don't show up until days after the rear-end collision, so it
is best to seek thorough medical treatment as soon as possible after the crash.
Recoverable Damages for Rear-End Collisions in Nevada
Many Clark County rear-end collision victims have just one concern after
their accident: the cost of medical care. Severe injuries like those sustained
in a rear-impact crash can require surgery, hospitalization, chiropractic
care, outpatient therapy, and home health care. However, an experienced
personal injury lawyer serving Las Vegas can help you recover not just
medical costs from your accident, but other costs related to the accident
as well, such as:
- Loss of wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of mode of transportation
- Repair or replacement of vehicle
- Funding for emerging or future assistive technology for paralysis
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
It is important to keep in mind that certain traumatic injuries from a
rear-end collision in Clark County can require ongoing, life-long treatment
in addition to the initial medical expenses. If your injuries were due
to the negligence of the driver who caused the rear-end collision, you
have a right to pursue sufficient compensation from that individual or
his or her insurance company to cover how the accident will affect the
rest of your life.
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC | Clark County Injury Lawyer for Rear-End
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision in Las Vegas,
Mesquite, Logandale, Searchlight, Laughlin, Overton, Boulder City, Summerlin,
Pahrump, or the surrounding areas you don’t have to face the overwhelming
expenses from the accident alone. The experienced personal injury attorneys
of Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC have the knowledge and experience
it takes to fight hard for the compensation you deserve from your rear-end
collision, even if it means taking a big insurance company to court. To
schedule your free consultation on what Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney
LLC can do for your Las Vegas rear-end collision injury case, call (702)