Car accidents of any kind can result in serious and fatal injuries. I have spent years representing injury victims in a wide range of accident claims. As an experienced Cleveland accident attorney I can tell you that motor vehicle collisions can be devastating whether they occur at high speeds or low speeds, and whether they occur on highways or in parking lots. Let me help you with your rear-end collision claim.
What is a Rear-End Collision?
A rear-end collision is one in which Driver B strikes Driver A straight from behind. While a rear-end collision may involve just two vehicles, these types of crashes are also quite common in pileup accidents where Driver C strikes Driver B from behind, which propels Driver B forward into Driver A. This type of pattern can involve dozens of cars in some scenarios.
Rear-end crashes frequently happen when a driver does not leave sufficient following distance behind another vehicle, or when a driver in front stops extremely suddenly at a high speed. Distracted driving is a common reason that these crashes happen.
Common Injuries in Rear-End Crashes
Whiplash is one of the most frequent kinds of injuries in a rear-end collision. Indeed, as the Mayo Clinic underscores, “whiplash is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents.” What is whiplash? It is a type of neck injury that, according to the Mayo Clinic, is caused by a “forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” As you might imagine, whiplash often occurs in rear-end collisions because this back-and-forth motion of the neck occurs when one vehicle strikes another directly from behind.
Many other types of injuries can also occur in rear-end collisions, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), fractures, disfigurement, contusions, and limb loss.
Statute of Limitations in a Rear-End Auto Accident Case
Like other types of car crashes in Ohio, most rear-end auto accident lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the collision. Under Ohio law, the clock on the statute of limitations will start to tick on the day of the rear-end crash. From that date, you will have two years to get your lawsuit filed.
If you wait too long, you will end up with a time-barred claim. As soon as you get in touch with me, I can assess your case and can make certain that your lawsuit is filed within the time limit set by Ohio law.
Call My Office for Assistance with Your Rear-End Car Crash Case
Rear-end car accidents are almost always caused by a negligent driver. Nobody should have to pay the price for another motorist’s careless or reckless behavior. As an experienced Cleveland car accident lawyer, I have years of experience working on auto insurance claims and car accident lawsuits arising out of rear-end accidents.
When I work with an injury victim on a rear-end collision claim, I will make sure to do everything in my power to help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve. Whether you suffered a more minor injury like whiplash or suffered a devastating brain injury or limb loss, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office today at 877.944.4373 for assistance.