Las Vegas Rear-End Car Accident Attorney
Protecting Those Injured in Auto Accidents Throughout Las Vegas
Rear-end car accidents are one of the
most common types of automobile accidents. In Las Vegas, rear-end collisions seem especially prevalent. Anyone who
lives in Las Vegas and commutes on the 95 freeway through the spaghetti
bowl interchange, routinely sees cars pulled to the side of the road which
have been involved in a rear-end accident. In fact, such scenes are a
weekly occurrence for most morning spaghetti bowl commuters. In addition
to this high-risk area, many surface road intersections also see more
than their fair share of rear-end automobile accidents. Sahara and Decatur,
for example, is notorious for this type of collision.
These types of
car accidents are not unique to Las Vegas. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) believes that 28% of all car accidents involve
This raises the question, why do so many rear-end accidents occur locally
Distracted Drivers: The Cause of Most Rear-End Car Accidents
Distracted drivers – drivers who text, eat, apply makeup, speak on cellphones without
using a hand's free device, or who engage in any other activity while
driving – are the
cause of most rear-end auto collisions. While not paying attention to what is occurring in front of them, the
typical distracted driver simply runs into the back of the vehicle in
front of them.
Unfortunately, the distracted driver problem appears to be getting worse.
With more people becoming addicted to obsessively monitoring their cell
phones, the problem has intensified. This means more rear-end car accidents and more
injured drivers and passengers.
Injuries Common in Rear-End Auto Accidents
Most persons injured in a rear-end collision
sustain some sort of neck and/or back trauma. Of course, injuries vary in severity based on a number of factors; however
it is safe to say that typically, the
neck and back are the areas of the body most frequently injured during this type of
auto accident. These types of injuries are typically treated over time
in a rehabilitation setting, however sometimes they require more advanced
Common Rear-End Accident Insurance Tactics
Many people assume that when they have been rear-ended and injured that
it will be a simple matter to obtain compensation to cover the losses
sustained. Frequently, they are surprised and angered when the adjuster of the
insurance company of the person who rear-ended them
minimizes or denies fault. Often these injured persons find that the adjuster will try to low ball
them or even worse, accuse them of being the person responsible for the
accident. After being on the receiving end of this treatment many clients
quickly conclude that involving a lawyer is the best approach.
Increase the Odds of Success by Having a Qualified Las Vegas Lawyer Handle Your Case
Only a lawyer who understands and has expertise in rear-end car accidents
can handle the issues presented by these types of collisions. Understand that
our system is an adversarial one, which allows you to have someone fight for you on your behalf. The driver
who ran into the back of your car and injured you will almost certainly
have insurance. The insurance company of the careless driver who injured
you will hire lawyers who will try to get the insurance company out of
the case for the cheapest amount possible.
It is essential that you have a skilled lawyer on your side to represent
your interests and who makes sure that you achieve the best possible outcome.
The lawyers at
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC have exceptional expertise in the handling rear-end car accident cases.
We are committed to representing injured persons professionally, aggressively,
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end car accident in Las Vegas,
call us today. We will help you recover the compensation that you deserve.