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Denver Rear-End Accident Attorney

Denver County rear-end collision lawyers

Denver Rear-End Accident Lawyer Serving Colorado

Motor vehicle collisions can vary in severity depending on the manner of impact between vehicles. Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents in the United States. These types of accidents account for around 28 percent of all car crashes in the country. While rear-end accidents usually are not fatal (accounting for around 7 percent of all fatal accidents), they can result in serious injuries with long-lasting effects.

The Gold Law Firm provides representation to victims of multiple types of car accidents, and we work to ensure that those who have suffered injuries or property damage are fully compensated. Even though rear-end collisions are often considered to be minor, they can still lead to multiple types of injuries, and victims may struggle to recover and return to their normal lives. We will make sure victims receive the proper insurance coverage in these cases, and if necessary, we can pursue lawsuits against negligent drivers or other liable parties to ensure that a person will have the financial resources they need following an accident.

Common Causes of Rear-end Collisions

A rear-end collision typically occurs when one vehicle is stopping or moving slowly and another vehicle strikes that vehicle from behind. In almost all cases, the driver of the vehicle that hits another vehicle from the rear is found to be at fault for the crash. Drivers are required to maintain enough space between themselves and other vehicles to account for sudden changes in traffic. Even if the driver in front slowed down or stopped suddenly, a person who rear-ends another vehicle will most likely be liable for the collision.

There are numerous reasons why rear-end collisions occur, but the most common causes include:

  • Speeding - If a driver is traveling above the speed limit, they will require more time to slow down or come to a stop. This may make it impossible to avoid striking another vehicle from behind.
  • Distracted driving - Drivers who do not pay full attention to the road may be unable to react to a sudden slowdown in traffic in time to avoid a rear-end collision.
  • Tailgating - Following too closely behind another vehicle greatly increases the chances that a driver will collide with that vehicle from the rear.

Studies have found that drivers often fail to focus on how close they are to the vehicles in front of them. Instead, drivers often pay attention to changes in the gap between vehicles, and they may only notice if the gap increases or decreases. If the gap remains steady, drivers are more likely to lose focus and become complacent. This may lead them to glance away from the road or become distracted, taking longer to notice when the vehicle in front of them slows down or stops.

Common Rear-End Accident Injuries

While the injuries in rear-end collisions are typically not life-threatening, victims may experience significant pain and suffering, as well as long-term complications. Some of the most common rear-end accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries that occur when a person hits their head on a steering wheel, dashboard, or headrest
  • Whiplash that is caused by a person's neck snapping back and forth suddenly in a collision
  • Lacerations or cuts from broken glass
  • Fractured bones, such as broken wrists when a driver is holding the steering wheel at the time of the impact
  • Rib or chest injuries from seatbelts
  • Hip injuries
  • Shoulder injuries, including sprains or dislocated joints
  • Back injuries such as herniated discs or damage to muscles

Contact Our Denver Rear-End Accident Attorneys Today

If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end collision in Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Lakewood, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, you may face an uphill battle when trying to collect the money you need to recover. You will need to work with a law firm that has considerable experience representing car accident victims. Contact The Gold Law Firm today at 303-694-4653 for a free consultation. We can help you during this difficult time.

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