Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in Beverly Hills. If you’ve been injured in such an accident because another party was negligent, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Discuss your case with a Beverly Hills rear-end accident attorney at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg for more information.
Rear-end collisions are a common type of accident in California and across the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for approximately 29% of all police-reported crashes in the United States. In California, the numbers are similar, California Highway Patrol (CHP) statistics indicate that rear-end collisions are among the most frequent types of accidents on California roads. The National Safety Council (NSC) states that rear-end collisions are the leading cause of whiplash injuries, which is a common injury in this type of accident.
There are several factors that contribute to the high frequency of rear-end collisions in California. One of the main causes is distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or other electronic device while driving, which can cause drivers to take their eyes off the road for critical moments. Another major cause is tailgating, which is when a driver follows too closely behind the vehicle in front of them. This can lead to a lack of time to react if the lead vehicle suddenly stops or slows down. Additionally, poor road conditions, such as wet or icy roads, can also contribute to rear-end collisions.
Being involved in a rear-end collision can have serious consequences for both the driver and passengers involved. Examples include:
California is an at-fault state. This means if you’re involved in a car accident resulting from the negligence of another party, you can seek compensation for your losses/damages by filing a claim with the negligent party’s insurance. In some instances, filing a lawsuit to pursue damages in court is also an option to consider.
It’s helpful to have legal representation in these circumstances. An attorney can boost your odds of winning a case by:
At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, a Beverly Hills rear end accident attorney is on hand to provide the representation you deserve now. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 310-474-5588.