Rear End Collision

Decatur AL Rear-End Collision Lawyers

We can help you in Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone Counties and the surrounding areas.

A rear-end collision is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. The rear impact collision is the most common type of automobile collision. In a rear-end accident, there is usually clearer evidence of fault than in any other type of auto accident. If you’ve been involved in a car crash in Alabama, contact a auto body shop for help getting your vehicle repaired. In most cases, the motor vehicle that was hit was stopped at a stop light, at a stop sign or in traffic. Our Huntsville rear-end collision attorneys know how common these types of accidents are and how serious injuries can arise from these collisions. Call 256-534-3435 now. We are here to help.

Causes Of Rear-End Collisions

An automobile accident can occur in a variety of ways and the degree of injury that is sustained in an accident typically depends on the type of collision that occurs and the severity of the impact. Rear-end collisions can result from:

  • Accidents involving parked vehicles
  • Excessive speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Inattentive Driving
  • Tractor-trailer and semi-truck accidents
  • Texting, eating or talking on phone

Contributory Negligence

There are some instances in which the driver of the car that has been rear-ended could be partially responsible for the accident. Some examples of negligence on the part of the driver in front include:

  • Broken or defective brake lights – If the vehicle’s brake lights were not functioning correctly, the driver of the following vehicle might not have adequate warning of the impending stop.
  • Reversing suddenly – If the driver in front reverses without notice, they could be at fault for the accident.
  • Stopping for no reason – If the driver in front stops without an apparent reason, they could be held liable for the crash.

Types of Injuries

Many people in rear-end collisions suffer whiplash. In more severe cases, serious injuries that can occur are:

  • Disc damage in the cervical vertebrae when the head is snapped forward then suddenly back.
  • Carpal tunnel injury
  • Ankle and knee injuries
  • Head injuries often caused by airbag deployment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Seatbelt injuries

Free Consultation

If you are a victim of a rear-end collision and make a claim for personal injuries with the insurance company, you should talk to an attorney before you do anything. The insurance company is not on your side. The Law Office of Ferguson & Ferguson represents injured parties throughout all of Alabama. We have extensive experience in handling rear end collisions, other types of auto accident & injury cases as well as wrongful death claims. If you or someone you know has been injured in a rear-end collision, call 256-534-3435 now. We are here to help.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801

Decatur Office Location:
211 Oak Street NE
Decatur, AL 35601