Rear End Accidents

Read end Accidents are the most common type of accidents on the road today.  There are approximately 2.5 million read end collisions each year.   These accidents usually occur as a result of a driver becoming distracted.

Many victims of rear end collisions suffer what is know as soft-tissue injuries. Although insurance companies claim that victims of rear end collisions do not suffer significant injuries, we know many suffer chronic and serious injuries.  An example of a soft-tissue injury would be whiplash (a hyperextension of the neck).  Whiplash can appear days and even years after the incident, and can be lifelong and very painful.

Soft tissue injuries that have not resolved may have an underlying cause.  Your physician may refer you to have an MRI.  An MRI will conclude if there is a more serious problem, such as a herniation or a bulging disc.

In most cases, a rear end accident has clear liability, meaning the party responsible for striking the back end of a vehicle is usually at fault.  A driver has the responsibility to keep a proper lookout.

Epperson and Rich has helped many clients obtain settlements for injuries caused in rear-end accidents.