Every year, there are millions of car accidents across the country and here in Colorado. These accidents comprise many different types, each of which can have its own set of complications. In some car accidents, it can be difficult to assess which driver was at fault, or whether there was an at-fault driver, but one type of accident in which fault tends to be relatively clear is the rear-end accident, in which one vehicle hits another from behind. Drivers have an obligation to leave sufficient following distance that if the vehicle in front stops suddenly, they will be able to avoid a collision. In general, rear-end accidents are considered to be the fault of the driver of the rear vehicle.
In many cases, the driver of the vehicle does not see the car coming in his or her mirror, and so hit from behind accidents can be extremely dangerous. Because the driver is often caught unaware, these accidents can lead to serious head and neck injuries. At the point of impact, the driver’s head may be snapped forward and back, creating the danger of traumatic brain injury as the brain moves within the skull, as well as soft tissue damage within the spine. Two of the most common injuries in rear-end collisions are concussion and whiplash. Some people may believe that these injuries are not serious, but they can have long-lasting effects, as well as symptoms that may take days or even weeks to present.
If you have been involved in a hit from behind accident, you need to take care of you health. If you experience symptoms like headaches or pain in your neck, back or limbs you need to seek medical help immediately, even if the pain doesn’t appear for several days. All head and spinal injuries have the potential to be very serious. You also need to speak with an experienced Denver car accident lawyer. Insurance companies may be resistant to paying claims for symptoms that appeared days later. You need a professional on your side who can negotiate with the insurance company and ensure a high quality of health care. Civil action in such cases is generally based on the legal concept of negligence, which generally refers to a person who either behaves in a way that a reasonable person wouldn’t, or fails to behave in a way that a reasonable person would. If you believe that your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, speak with an auto accident attorney as soon as possible.
At The Law Firm of Fuicelli and Lee, we are committed to providing accident victims in Denver with high quality legal representation with a focus on integrity and personal service. The attorneys at Fuicelli and Lee, PC can explain your legal options, and help you with various aspects of your accident, including insurance company negotiation, filing of disability claims, and legal action against negligent parties. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Fuicelli and Lee, PC today at (303) 355-7202.
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