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Rear-End Accidents

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Tampa Rear End Accident Lawyer

Rear-end collisions are the most common car accidents, as almost half of the two-vehicle accidents. Usually, the vehicle in front is stopped or only moving slowly. Most of the time, a vehicle comes from behind, hitting a car, truck, or another vehicle at a complete stop. Often, the vehicle in the back followed too closely, which is known as tailgating. A Sarasota Rear End Accident Lawyer helps determine the value of your case as a passenger or the driver of the vehicle in front.

Distracted Driving

Many of these rear end accidents in Sarasota involve a driver not stopping in time because they were distracted, not paying attention to the road. Distracted driving, which includes using a cell phone, is responsible for a massive proportion of rear-end accidents in Sarasota.

Using a Cell Phone

Texting, talking or using a cell phone app fall in the category of distracted driving. Cell phones are becoming the primary distraction for drivers.

Time of the Day

Interestingly enough, the majority of rear-end accidents happen in the daytime, on straight, dry roadways. Night driving or driving on curved or irregular roads seem to keep drivers paying better attention.

Other causes for Sarasota rear-end accidents include aggressive driving, brake failures, road conditions and poor weather conditions. So, there remains the question of determining fault by evidence gathering in order to know the value of your case.

Rear-End Collision - Determining Fault

Determining fault in a Sarasota rear-end case could be obvious, but it is not always automatic. Most rear end accidents are at least partially the fault of the driver in the back. Sometimes the driver in front contributes to some degree.

  • Faulty brake lights
  • The stopped car remains partially in the road with no warning lights
  • A sudden stop or shifting into reverse


By far, not the most common situations. It is usually the rear driver at fault, therefore determining fault is often relatively straightforward.

Damages in Rear-End Accidents

Once your Sarasota Rear End Accident Lawyer has completed determining fault, the case revolves around damages. Specific injuries tend to appear frequently. Importantly, these types of injuries are often not apparent right away, so victims often notice changes a day or more after the accident.

Back and Neck Injuries

The force as the vehicle strikes the car from behind puts enormous stress on your back and neck.

Head and Brain Injuries

Some of the most severe and catastrophic injuries are quite common in rear-end cases.

Airbag Injuries

When your airbags deploy instantly, they hit you with a powerful force, the resulting injuries can affect almost anywhere on your body.

Get a Personal Injury Attorney Free Consultation

Many people think that rear end accident liability and damages don't require a Sarasota Rear End Accident Lawyer. Nothing could be further from the truth. Situations regularly arise where insurance companies lowball victims instead of paying out fair damages. So, you need someone on your side who knows what it takes to get you fair compensation. Contact the Coleman Law Group to schedule a Personal Injury Attorney Free Consultation to discuss your case with a Sarasota Rear End Accident Lawyer.

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