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Compensation for Rear-End Accidents

Posted on in Car Accidents

IL injury lawyerRear-end crashes may be caused by countless reasons. In the vast majority of cases, the car behind the car that was rear-ended is at fault for the accident. When a vehicle is struck from behind, the vehicle occupants may be seriously injured – even if the rear vehicle was traveling at a relatively low speed. Neck injuries, head injuries, facial lacerations, broken bones, and many other injuries may result from a rear-end collision. If you were hurt in a rear-end accident, you may have a right to financial compensation.

Injuries Common Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents can lead to injuries including:

  • Neck injuries such as whiplash
  • Damage to the spine including cervical spine injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Facial lacerations
  • Injuries to the chest
  • Broken bones

These injuries may be excruciatingly painful. They may also prevent the injured person from being able to work, complete household chores, or carry out everyday tasks. The injured person may be left with steep medical bills and other costs. If you were hurt in a rear-end accident, a personal injury claim may allow you to recover compensation for the financial costs incurred by your car accident injuries.

Components of a Successful Car Accident Injury Claim

To win your claim and receive compensation you will need to prove several elements are present in your case:

  • The at-fault party owed a duty of care.
  • The party failed to uphold the duty.
  • You were injured as a result of the party’s breach of duty.
  • Your sustained damages because of your injuries.

Drivers have a legal duty to drive with regard for the safety of those around them. A driver may breach this duty by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting and driving, or simply not paying attention to their surroundings. If your accident was caused by another party’s negligent actions behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. You could receive compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost income from the time you spent off of work, vehicle repair costs, and your other damages.

Contact a Lake County Car Accident Lawyer

Neck injuries, head injuries, facial lacerations, broken bones, and many other injuries may result from a rear-end collision. If you or a loved one were hurt in a rear-end crash, contact a Waukegan personal injury lawyer from Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. to discuss your options for pursuing compensation. Call 847-662-3303 for a free, confidential consultation today.

 

Source:

https://courts.illinois.gov/CircuitCourt/CivilJuryInstructions/IL_IPI_Civil.pdf

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