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Comal County Rear-End Crash Attorney

Bexar County rear-end crash vehicle injury lawyer

Car Wreck Lawyer Serving Rear-End Collision Victims in New Braunfels and Seguin

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident and range from minor fender benders to severe, fatal crashes. The most serious cases often occur when a stationary vehicle is hit from behind by a driver traveling at excessive speed. The jolt from the sudden impact can cause whiplash, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other injuries from the impact with airbags, seatbelts, or the dashboard. Some effects of these injuries are immediately apparent, while others only become fully clear over time.

If you have been injured in a rear-end crash, regardless of the severity, you may be entitled to compensation. Our New Braunfels Personal Injury Attorney has more than 20 years of experience serving victims of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Liability in a Rear-End Accident

Rear-end collisions often happen because of some form of negligent behavior on the part of the following driver. Distracted driving is a leading cause, and may factor in up to 87 percent of rear-end crashes according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When drivers are daydreaming, eating, using a cell phone, adjusting the radio, or simply looking away from the front windshield, they have less time to react to another car stopping or slowing down in front of them.

Rear-end collisions can also result from speeding, tailgating, and other aggressive driving, drunk driving, or failing to maintain a safe following distance for the weather conditions. The more evidence we can gather that one or more of these negligent behaviors was responsible for the accident, the stronger your claim and the more likely that you will receive full and fair compensation.

However, in some cases it can be more complicated to determine who is at fault for a rear-end collision. The driver who struck you may argue that you were responsible for pulling out in front of them or suddenly stopping or braking. Rear-end crashes can also start a chain reaction, multi-vehicle accident when a driver impacted from behind collides with the car in front of them, opening up the possibility of multiple at-fault parties with varying degrees of liability.

In these complex cases, it is even more important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to argue your case and ensure that fault is correctly assigned. The good news is that under Texas's comparative negligence law, even if you are found to be partially responsible for the accident you can still receive some compensation as long as other parties bear greater responsibility.

Let Our Hays County Personal Injury Lawyer Handle Your Case

After you have been in a rear-end wreck, a free consultation with our Attorney James Bettersworth can go a long way in helping you determine whether you have a case for compensation, as well as how much and what kind of compensation to fight for. We start by gathering the facts of the accident to identify any possible negligent behavior and learning from you about all of the costs associated with your accident.

Based on what we learn, we will file a claim with the insurance company accounting for the full extent of the compensation you deserve. Our first goal is usually to reach a fair settlement before going to trial, and our experienced team has the knowledge to negotiate even the most complicated cases when liability comes into question. We have successfully negotiated settlements in the million-dollar range, and we are prepared to represent you in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

Contact Our Guadalupe County Personal Injury Law Firm

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, contact us 24/7 at 830-201-3515 for a free consultation. We serve victims in New Braunfels, Seguin, San Marcos, San Antonio, Schertz, Austin, Redwood, Selma, Martindale, and throughout Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays County.

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