Do you Need a Car Accident Attorney
Have you or a loved one been injured in a rear-end collision?
Rear-end accidents are a common phenomenon in Texas due largely in part to the relentless stop-and-go traffic we experience here. These types of automobile accidents often result in traumatic injuries. This is largely due to the fact that most active safety features in passenger cars are engineered to protect in a frontal collision. There really is little more than seat cushions and your car’s rear bumper/ crumple zones to insulate you from a violent impact that will cause Whiplash.
Most rear-end collisions result in whiplash. As you are probably aware, whiplash is a term used to describe the trauma the body endures when a force is abruptly applied from behind, whereby the body is propelled forward, but the head lags behind due to inertia. This puts tremendous strain on the victim’s neck and causes muscle damage. Insurance adjusters are very aggressive toward rear-end accident victims during the claims process.Why are the adjusters so aggressive in read-end-collisions?
In frontal collisions, a motorist is afforded more safety features working in their favor, however, it is still very common for the victim to make contact with interior panels, glass, etc. However, in a rear end collision, the primary contact made is with the seat. While that is certainly beneficial to some degree or another in terms of overall damage sustained, the types of injuries that result from rear-end collisions are trickier to prove up because there is less visible bruising and abrasions. In other words, the lack of broken bones, cuts, and other obvious ailments that are common in a frontal collision are not usually present in a rear-end collision, which gives the insurance company the ability to cast doubt on the extent of your injuries.
An insurance adjuster’s favorite argument is that the victim is exaggerating their injuries. The trickiest injuries to prove are soft tissue injuries, which happen to be a common byproduct of these types of accidents. Unfortunately, soft tissue injuries were once exploited by insurance scammers en masse, which resulted in a natural skepticism within the industry that you will have to deal with. It’s not fair to you, but that’s just how it is.
The good news is, for the past 20 years our lawyers have helped many of Texas car and truck accident injury victims get fair compensation for their injuries. We partner with respected medical professionals to validate the full extent of your injuries which drastically increases the likelihood that you will receive fair compensation.Practice Areas: Car Accidents – Trucking Accidents – On the Job Injuries – Wrongful Death – Construction Accidents – Boating Accidents – Premises Liability. –
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