If you suffered serious injuries due to a driver who rear-ended your vehicle, your medical bills, missed time from work, and pain and suffering are not fair. A Miami rear-end collisions lawyer may be able to help you fight for compensation.
The sudden and traumatic experience of your crash can leave you unable to return to the life you knew before the accident. Your quality of life has changed due to no fault of your own, and that in and of itself demands justice.
Stressing over your financial situation may prevent you from getting the rest your body needs in order to heal. If the reckless actions of another driver caused a rear-end collision with your vehicle and you suffered serious injuries, contact us.
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we offer free case evaluations to determine if your case qualifies for civil action. Call for your free evaluation today: (305) 944-2035.
Rear-End Collisions and Liability
Stopped traffic—either for an accident, a traffic light, or congestion during your commute—can place you at risk for a rear-end collision. If you noticed another driver approaching at a high rate of speed in your rearview mirror, chances are you had no place to go to avoid the collision.
It is also possible your rear-end collision happened so fast, you did not anticipate the impact. Understanding what caused a driver to not notice the stopped traffic in time to stop can help in determining liability for your injuries.
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Investigating What Went Wrong and Who May Be at Fault
A Miami rear-end collisions lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers may be able to investigate your accident by reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and examining photographs of the accident scene.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), traffic accidents involve a variety of driver behaviors and actions. The following are just a few examples of how a rear-end collision can occur due to driver negligence:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the following three types of driver distraction:
- Visual: anything that takes a driver’s eyes from the road
- Manual: anything that takes a driver’s hands from the wheel
- Cognitive: anything that takes a driver’s mind off driving
According to accident data from the FLHMSV, more than 3,000 incapacitating injuries and 200 fatalities occurred in Florida due to driver distraction in 2018 alone.
If the driver responsible for your rear-end collision engaged in distracted behavior before the accident, they may be liable for your damages.
Speeding and Aggressive Behavior
The FLHMSV 2018 data also shows us that speeding and aggressive behavior caused more than 1,200 serious injuries and resulted in more than 400 fatalities that year.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speeding and purposely tailgating are two forms of aggressive driving. These dangerous driver actions can lead to a rear-end collision.
Our team may be able to determine exactly what happened and who is liable for your injuries. In some cases, responsibility may point to faulty brakes or other mechanical errors. No matter what caused a driver to rear-end your vehicle, we will fight for compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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When a Rear-End Collision Results in the Death of a Close Loved One
An especially violent rear-end collision—like one caused by a semi-truck—may result in the death of a close loved one. If you lost someone you love due to reckless actions or to a mechanical failure, or both, we may be able to help you with a wrongful death case.
In a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, your relationship to the decedent is an important qualifier for pursuing compensation. These following types of relationships are standard in such cases:
- Surviving spouse
Florida Statute § 768.19 allows for legal action when a death results from the negligent actions of another person. To learn if the death of your close loved may entitle you to pursue compensation and justice, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers now for a free case evaluation: (305) 944-2035.
Leave Insurance Companies to Your Lawyer
Recovering from serious car injuries, coping with a permanent injury, or mourning the loss of a loved one requires focus and rest. Adjusting to a new schedule and the changes in your life leave you with no time for insurance companies.
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we may negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. Insurance companies and their tactics to underpay accident victims are no stranger to us. We know how to engage in the best way possible for our clients.
If we must proceed to trial in order to secure the compensation you deserve, we are willing and ready to do so. Our aggressive approach on your behalf is opposite from our compassionate approach in our communications with you.
Do not sign or accept anything from an insurance company without securing legal representation first.
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Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Provides Personalized Representation for Clients
A rear-end collision can be extremely traumatic and generally lifechanging. If this happened to you, a Miami rear-end collisions lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is ready to help you fight for justice.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases provide us with the opportunity to help those harmed by the negligence of others. Serious injuries and/or the death of a loved one can leave you with many expenses and no income with which to pay them.
To pursue civil action, you must act quickly due to the statute of limitations. If you suffered serious injuries or lost a close loved one in a rear-end collision caused by driver negligence, contact us.
We take great pride in our personal approach to our clients. Let us help you during this difficult time. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers now for a free case evaluation: (305) 944-2035.