Information on Rear-End Accidents

Oklahoma City Car Accident Attorney

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident in the U.S. While the injuries caused in rear-end accidents are typically not fatal, they may have a lasting impact on a victim. Whiplash is the most common injury sustained in a rear-end accident. This may cause lasting pain and stiffness and may lead to an inability to work or perform day-to-day activities. A victim may also sustain spinal cord injury or head trauma, depending on the force of impact from the collision.

A rear-end collision occurs when the front end of a vehicle collides with the back end of the vehicle in front of it. There are different circumstances that may lead to a rear-end accident. Both vehicles may be moving and the second driver may be following too closely, speeding or distracted and may therefore be unable to stop if the first driver decelerates suddenly or stops. Another scenario may involve a vehicle that is already stopped, when the driver of the second vehicle is not paying attention and strikes the already stationary vehicle.

Most often, fault is considered to lie with the driver of the second vehicle in a rear-end accident. However, there are circumstances where this does not apply. It is important to investigate your particular accident to determine the best approach.

Compensation for Victims of Rear-End Collisions in Oklahoma City

Would you like to discuss your options in recovering maximum financial compensation in the wake of an accident? Now is the time to contact our law offices to talk about your case. During an initial consultation, we will review the matter to determine how we can best assist you. Should you choose to work with an Oklahoma City car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, you will experience first-hand our complete dedication to our clients and our commitment to seeking the best possible outcome to every case we handle.

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