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Rear-End Accidents

one of the many rear-end accidents in AmericaOne of the most common types of car accidents in the United States is a rear-end accident. These types of accidents account for 28% of all car crashes in the country. While these accidents aren’t typically fatal (accounting for just 6% of all fatal accidents), they can result in serious injuries with long-lasting effects. 

A rear-end collision typically occurs when one vehicle is stopping or moving slowly, while another vehicle hits that vehicle from behind. In almost all cases, the driver of the vehicle that hits the stopped vehicle is found to be at fault for the crash. Even when the driver in front stopped suddenly, all drivers are required to follow far enough behind other vehicles to account for sudden changes. 

Common Causes of Rear-end Collisions

There are numerous causes of rear-end collisions, but the most common causes include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving distracted
  • Following too closely

A study performed by the Transporation Research Center at Ohio State University found that drivers failed to focus on how close they were to the vehicles in front of them. What they did focus on was the rate of gap change. That means that drivers noticed when the gap between them and the car in front of them remained steady. When the gap remained steady, drivers lost focus and became complacent. They often glanced away or even picked up their phones. They seemed to lose track of the fact that the car in front could begin to brake at any time.  

Common Rear-end Accident Injuries

After a rear-end accident, it is common for occupants in all vehicles to suffer from injury. While not typically life-threatening, those injuries can result in significant pain and suffering, as well as long-term complications. Some of the most common rear-end accident injuries include:

  • Head injuries from hitting head on steering wheel
  • Whiplash 
  • Lacerations or cuts from broken glass
  • Fractures
  • Rib or chest injuries from seatbelts
  • Hip injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Soft tissue damage to back

Contact Our Denver Car Accident Attorneys Today

Gold Law FirmIf 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. Rear-end accidents require a law firm with considerable experience representing car accident victims. Contact Gregory A. Gold of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653. We can help you during this difficult time. 


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Many thanks to The Gold Law Firm. They were so helpful to me. I had no idea how personal injury issues worked and they managed the whole process. They were patient, caring and productive and I am grateful to them.

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I have worked with Greg Gold and his attorneys on a number of personal injury cases for our clients. His law firm is very creative and extremely talented. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with a car accident, insurance dispute, or catastrophic injury claim.

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The Gold Law Firm and Greg took on my unique case when no one else would. They were amazing through the whole process. Making sure we clearly understood everything. Always taking extra time to answer all our questions. In the end we got justice! I just learned that now they have a special victims unit, and it warms my heart to know that someone is there for those unique victims.

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This is a top-notch law firm who puts their client first. Colleen Parsley walked me through all the steps of my lawsuit. She is the best lawyer you can partner with. Mike Rosenberg was the insurance specialist and has outstanding expertise. Between the two of them we were able to settle my claim with two different insurance companies who had no intention of settling with me directly. I received a recommendation to contact the Gold Law Firm after a year of providing evidence and expecting coverage of my home damage after a water heater failure. I finally realized my only option was to hire a lawyer. I am very grateful that I found the best!

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Greg was a genius when my son was in a car accident. Thanks so much!

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Greg Gold is an excellent Attorney that gets the job done he is probably the best personal injury Lawyer in Colorado and the surrounding States he is up on the latest cases and has a feel for what will work no nonsense he will not B.S. you to sign you up he is very selective about the cases he takes he won a Walmart case in Longmont for a world record 18 Million dollars and collected it for the injured lady truck driver.

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Cannot speak highly enough about the Gold Law Firm. My case was turned over to them when the original firm and the insurance firm reached an impasse. Michael took on the case and stuck with it until an additional settlement was reached. My children have a stress free start in life thanks to the efforts of the Gold Law Firm.

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This is one of the best law firms I have ever been introduced to. They are very informative and very friendly. They answer your calls ASAP and help explain everything you need to move forward with whatever you need.

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Colleen Parsley was instrumental in helping me after someone rear-ended me, causing a concussion, cracked teeth and neck injury. She is kind, professional and knows the law. I wanted someone to be effective but not a bully. Colleen was that and much more.

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I was in an accident with a driver who was texting. Mr. Gold was able to get me an appropriate settlement. His team was extremely professional and got justice for me. I would recommend The Gold Law Firm over any other firm.

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My attorney always kept his word he was very professional and was always available when I needed him he represented me in an honorable fashion and I have the utmost confidence in The Firm

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