Rear-End Accident Lawyers in Charleston
Let Us Fight for Maximum Compensation on Your Behalf
Known to be the most common type of auto accident, a rear-end collision can occur in various ways. Driver inattention, following too closely, and texting while driving are examples of behavior that may cause a rear-end accident.
If you or someone you love was rear-ended while driving in Central or Southern Illinois or St. Louis, The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm may be able to help. You may be eligible for compensation based on the pain and suffering you experienced from your injuries. At our firm, we understand that the emotional and mental distress associated with a car accident can last for years, preventing you from living a life unhindered by this trauma. We believe that the reckless actions of the individual who caused your accident should be accounted for, which is why we always fight for the maximum amount of compensation to which our clients are entitled.
To find out how we can help, call (217) 394-5885 to arrange a free consultation. There is no obligation to proceed, and the details of your case are always completely confidential.
Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions
According to the statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), 72 people died as a result of rear-end collisions in 2017, and over 21,500 experienced some form of injury.
Injuries caused by a rear-end accident may include:
- Broken bones
- Broken teeth
- Facial injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Seat belt injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Wrist injury
By their nature, rear-end accidents often take place while one car is moving and the other is motionless or has slowed down significantly. This type of impact can do severe damage to the neck and spine because of the sudden force of impact. Whiplash is frequently reported as a leading injury among those involved in rear-end collisions. Wrist fractures or sprains are also common, as most accident victims are inclined to reach out in front of them in an attempt to stop their forward motion.
What Causes Rear-End Collisions?
The most effective way to avoid a rear-end collision is by utilizing defensive driving tactics, but this is not a fail-safe method. The negligence of other drivers can be impossible to predict at times, and careless behavior plays a major role in rear-end collisions across Illinois.
Some of the most common causes of rear-end crashes include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Tailgating (following too closely)
- Drunk driving
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Failure to use turn signals
- Impatient drivers
- Poor visibility
Of course, the specifics of each incident will vary from crash to crash, but the causes mentioned above continually contribute to rear-end collisions across Illinois and the United States as a whole.
Free Rear-End Accident Case Evaluation
If you were involved in a rear-end collision, we recommend seeking medical attention as soon as possible. We also recommend discussing your right to compensation with a skilled Charleston, IL rear-end accident attorney at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm.
We can help you fight for the justice you deserve. With years of experience in auto accident litigation, our team of compassionate and intelligent lawyers can help guide you through what can be a frustrating and frightening experience. We have been representing victims of rear-end accidents and all types of traffic collisions in Central and Southern Illinois since 1996. We are proud of the results we have obtained through our hard work and professionalism, and we are ready to see how we can help you.
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