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Rear Impact Collisions 

Car crashes can be scary, especially if you do not see it coming and cannot brace for impact. If you are stopped or slowing down and someone in a car behind you rear ends you, the impact could cause serious injuries. Your body is not prepared for the crash and you could have neck, back or head injuries.

However, some insurance companies may dispute that a person was harmed in a rear-end collision. It is important you seek medical care after a crash and contact an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure you get the damages you deserve. You should not have to deal with the stress of an auto accident.

Melbourne Rear-End Crash Attorney

If you have been injured in a rear impact collision in South or Central Florida, contact a skilled rear-end car accident attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter. The attorneys at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter will aggressively pursue the facts of the case so you can focus on what is important after a car crash. The Law Offices of James B. Coulter believe in keeping clients informed of the process and taking every step necessary to get the compensation the victims deserve.

Call (321) 586-9944 to schedule a free case evaluation. The attorneys represent clients throughout Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County, which includes Palm Bay, Titusville, Rockledge, Fort Piece, Port St. Lucie and other surrounding areas. 

Information About Rear-End Crashes in Florida

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Common Causes of Rear Impact Crashes 

Rear-end crashes can happen anywhere in Florida. Whether it is a busy city highway or a rural street, a negligent driver could cause an accident. Some of the most common ways rear impact collisions happen are:

  • Failed to obey traffic signals and stop signs
  • Did not pay attention to the flow of traffic
  • Distracted driving, such as talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Driving recklessly
  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Following too closely

According to Florida Statutes Annotated § 316.0895, a driver is not allowed to follow another vehicle more closely than what is reasonable. The driver should take into account the speed of the vehicle, surrounding traffic and the conditions of the roads.

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Rear-End Impact Lawsuits in Melbourne

The most important thing to do after an auto accident is to seek medical attention. It also is critical you speak to a personal injury attorney who will thoroughly search through the evidence of the accident to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance companies to try to reach the best possible settlement. However, if you cannot agree on the compensation, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf against the negligent driver or his or her insurance company. Following a rear end impact car crash, many insurance companies will refuse to pay for or dispute:

  • Lost wages
  • Job loss
  • Medical bills and medication
  • Pain and suffering
  • Non-economic damages

If a lawsuit is filed, your attorney must prove the driver was negligent and that served as the cause of the crash. For example, your attorney must prove a driver hit the back of your car while you were stopped because he or she was distracted while using a cell phone. Your attorneys likely will use experts and evidence, such as your medical records, to prove the driver was negligent. 

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The Law Offices of James B. Coulter A Rear Impact Collision Attorney in Brevard County

Contact The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 for a consultation about your legal options. The knowledgeable Melbourne car crash attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after a car accident. They will do everything they can to get the best result for your case.

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