Rear-end collision claims are not as simple as you may think. In Louisiana, the rear driver is presumed to be at fault for a rear-end collision but has the opportunity to prove that they were not at fault. This can be bad news if you are the one who was rear-ended, and thought it was an open and closed case and you would not have a battle on your hands. However, it is good news for drivers who were in the rear and were not to blame but believed that they would be considered at fault no matter what. In either case, you need the help of an experienced Shreveport car accident attorney.
Why Full Compensation for Your Rear-End Collision Injuries is So Important
Rear-end collisions are less likely than other types of accidents to cause fatal injuries, but the injuries that they do cause are often debilitating and can cause chronic pain, even if the collision occurred at low speeds. Your injuries may prevent you from going back to work or earning at your pre-accident level. The types of injuries commonly sustained in rear-end collisions often go undetected after the accident and may not show symptoms immediately but can result in permanent disability.
Examples of common rear-end collision injuries include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Facial lacerations
When the Rear Driver is Not to Blame
The rear driver is not always at fault for rear-end accidents. Obviously, a defective vehicle or roadway defect can cause a rear-end collision in which neither driver is to blame. But sometimes the driver in the front is the one who actually caused the accident. Examples include:
- A driver cuts you off by sudden changing lanes or pulling into traffic improperly, not giving you time to slow down or stop
- Driver in front of you brakes very suddenly
- The taillights or brake lights on the car in front of you were not working properly
- Driver parked in the lane of traffic with no hazard lights or other warning
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, the Law Offices of J. Ransdell Keene can help you recover the compensation that you need and deserve. Contact us today online or call us at 800-597-9247 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Shreveport car accident attorney.