Maryland Rear-End Accident Lawyers Fighting for Justice
If you were rear-ended and injured, our attorneys can demand accountability
Injured in a rear-end accident on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring? Or perhaps you have whiplash due to being hit from behind on Baltimore Avenue in College Park or another community in Prince George’s County?
Whatever the circumstances of your rear-end crash, it’s critical that you fully understand your legal rights. That’s why our Maryland rear-end accident attorneys at Goldberg Finnegan want to meet with you right away.
Our legal team has been helping car accident victims in Maryland for years. As a result, we understand how the legal system works in our state. We know what evidence to look for. And we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right. That’s why we consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for rear-end accident victims. Case results matter here.
How common are rear-end accidents?
Rear-end collisions are consistently among the most common types of car accidents every year. On average, 28 percent of motor vehicle accidents are rear-end accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In Maryland, there are 109,389 total car accidents each year on average, according to the latest Maryland Department of Transportation data. That means there are roughly 30,628 rear-end collisions every year in Maryland – or roughly one rear-end crash every 17 minutes.
Common causes of rear-end collisions
Rear-end accidents often occur because the driver in back was behaving in a negligent manner. Common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Speeding drivers who don’t have time to slow down and avoid hitting the car in front.
- Distracted drivers not paying attention while they’re driving who crash into a car front.
- Texting drivers who are looking at their phones instead of other cars on the road.
- Drunk drivers who lose control of the vehicle and hit another car in front.
- Tired drivers who fall asleep at the wheel and cause a rear-end accident.
Common rear-end accident injuries
Because of the violent forward-backward motion of rear-end collisions, many drivers and passengers (especially in the front vehicle hit from behind) sustain serious injuries that require medical attention. Such injuries include:
- Whiplash, a type of neck injury.
- Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
- Head injuries, including skull fractures.
- Cuts and lacerations, especially to the face.
- Broken bones and bone fractures.
- Internal injuries, including internal bleeding.
Who is at fault in a rear-end accident?
In most cases, the driver in back is the one who’s at fault in a rear-end collision. However, there are rare circumstances where the driver in front is the one to blame. For example, if the driver in the front car is drunk or fell asleep at the wheel, the other driver might not be to blame for causing the rear-end crash.
Either way, it’s important to establish who’s at fault. That’s because Maryland has an at-fault car insurance system. This means the at-fault party is responsible for paying injury victims for all their accident-related expenses. This might sound simple. But rear-end crashes can be complicated. That’s because the at-fault driver often denies doing anything wrong.
How much is my rear-end crash worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to rear-end accident claims in Maryland. Some lawyers might mention certain numbers. But it’s important to understand that every accident is different and has its own unique circumstances.
The bottom line is you should be paid for all your accident expenses, including:
- Cost of all medical care, including future anticipated medical costs.
- Vehicle repairs or the cost of buying a new car if your vehicle is a total loss.
- Replacement income if you need time off from work to rest and recover from your injuries.
Contact a Maryland rear-end accident lawyer today
Don’t simply assume you will be fairly compensated for your rear-end accident. In many cases, many at-fault drivers deny doing anything wrong. Worst of all, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will often take their side and not pay you the money you deserve.
Our attorneys know how to handle such complex legal cases. When you have our legal team on your side, you can be sure that your case will receive the attention it deserves.
We regularly tell clients we treat them like family – and we mean it. But don’t just take our word for it. Read our testimonials from clients. And contact us. One of our experienced attorneys can review your case and explain your potential legal options. Schedule your free case evaluation right now.