While there are thousands of rear-end crashes reported per year, the majority of these accidents don’t leave those involved with any serious injuries. However, rear-end crashes do have the potential to result in severe damages; in fact, hundreds of rear-end crashes per year are fatal.
Not only can rear-end crashes lead to serious injuries, but there is often a lot of confusion surrounding fault in these accidents, too. At the office of the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our Grand Junction rear-end accident lawyers can help you to recover compensation, establish fault, and defend your rights. Please call us today to get started.
Why Work with Our Grand Junction Rear-End Accident Lawyers
Our rear-end accident attorneys have the experience that you’re looking for in a trusted legal professional. Indeed, we have more than 70 years’ worth of combined legal experience, skills, and knowledge that we bring to every case we take on. When you work with us, you can count on personalized attention, a commitment to getting you the compensation that you deserve, and honesty and transparency. Our lawyers want you to feel like family when you choose our law firm and will handle all of the details of your rear-end accident claim so that you can focus on you and your recovery.
When another driver’s negligence causes you harm, you deserve to be compensated. Unfortunately, in rear-end accidents, the fault is almost always put on the shoulders of the rear driver, even when they aren’t truly to blame. Don’t let this happen to you – if you were harmed in a car crash and you believe that the other party was at fault, you deserve to be compensated, and our lawyers can help.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Martin on several occasions and have been extremely pleased with my experiences. He is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. He is truly an asset to have on your side when it comes to navigating the legal world.”Donald V.
“I have used Dan Shaffer as counsel for myself and my family for over 10 years. He always returns my calls and emails. He and his staff really seem to care about their work and clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems. ”JK - 2018
“Mr. Martin has been a huge help to me in navigating a wide range of legal issues in both my personal and professional life. His wide-ranging knowledge and exceptional legal expertise have made him an incredible resource, and his personal approach and sense of humor have made him a real friend.”Bryan M.
“My family sought Mr. Shaffer’s services for our daughter who was facing very serious charges. He was thoughtful and compassionate throughout her cases and helped us understand what was happening as every turn. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems.”Traci C. - 2016
“I have been represented by Brent Martin on a number of matters. In each case, Brent’s work was timely, efficient and showed an excellent grasp on both the law and the facts at issue. He was available when I needed him and was very good at explaining the often complex issues involved. I highly recommend Brent and his firm.”Michael L.
“If you are looking for an attorney, Daniel Shaffer is excellent. He is not only highly effective and bright, but is also a thoughtful and caring individual. Dan’s legal expertise has helped me and my family immensely, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He and his team are wonderful to work with!”J and G H - 2017
Injuries from Rear-end Collisions
Rear-end crashes can lead to serious injuries, especially when the accident happens at high speeds, or when vehicle occupants are unbuckled. Examples of injuries that can occur include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, especially if an occupant hits their head on a windshield, dashboard, or steering wheel;
- Whiplash injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Bone fractures;
- Facial injuries; and
- Scarring and disfigurement.
It is also possible for a victim to suffer psychological injuries as a result of a crash as well. Examples of psychological harm might include depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Our lawyers can help you to pursue a claim for the full extent of your medical expenses, your noneconomic harm such as pain and suffering, and all economic damages, such as lost wages and property damage expenses.
Fault in Rear-end Crashes
There is often an assumption made that rear drivers are always at fault in rear-end collisions; however, this is not always the case. While it is true that rear-end crashes are often caused by a rear driving following the vehicle in front of them too closely or tailgating, other causes of rear-end collisions include:
- A driver suddenly stopping negligently in the middle of the road;
- A vehicle having defective or improperly working tail lights or brake lights;
- A driver cutting off another driver, making a rear-end accident almost inevitable.
In order to determine fault in a rear-end crash, it is very important that an investigation into the crash be opened as soon as possible. Our lawyers can handle an investigation on your behalf, meeting with witnesses, reviewing police reports, analyzing at any video or photograph evidence of the crash, and even hiring accident reconstruction experts.
Statute of Limitations for Recovering Compensation
Most rear-end crash claims are settled between insurance companies in negotiations that happen outside of a courtroom. However, sometimes, the fault is disputed, damages are severe, or other complications exist that make settling a case more difficult. When this is true, filing a lawsuit and bringing your case to court may be the only way to recoup the damages you deserve.
If you need to file a lawsuit, you must be sure to do so within three years from the date of your accident. If you do not, you will be permanently barred from recovery.
Call Our Grand Junction Car Accident Lawyers Today
Being involved in a crash can be scary, especially if the event leaves you with serious injuries and property damage costs. When you call our rear-end car accident lawyers in Grand Junction, we promise that we will put your needs first and work hard for you. We know that your future is on the line – let us help you to secure it! For your free consultation, please call our office today at (970) 230-7658 or send us a message.