Rear end accidents are often unexpected and can result in physical and psychological injuries that can take months to fully recover from.

Are you suffering from injuries caused by a rear-end crash? Was someone you care about hit from behind?

If you have medical bills or lost wages because of a crash another person caused, contact an attorney at Goldberg Finnegan to discuss filing a claim for accident compensation.

We offer obligation and fee-free legal consultations to all our potential clients, and we only get paid when we win.

Fill out the contact form on this page to get started today, or call Goldberg Finnegan at (888) 213-8140.

Who is at Fault in a Maryland Rear-End Crash?

Like most states, Maryland law dictates that a car lawfully stopped hit in the rear by another is at fault for the crash. If both vehicles are moving the rear driver is typically still at fault.

In Maryland and Washington, D.C., the type of fault applied to the negligent driver falls under what is known as pure contributory negligence. This means that if your actions played a part in the crash you wont be able to collect any damages.

In order to determine who is truly liable in your case, however, you should consult with a rear-end crash lawyer.

Common Causes of Rear End Collisions

Recklessness behind the wheel can take many forms. Any distraction could easily cause a crash, and rear-end collisions can happen in the blink of an eye when a driver is not focused on the task at hand.

Unfortunately, most rear end accidents are the result of driver negligence and could have been avoided.

With this in mind, some of the most common causes of rear-end accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Poor visibility
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Texting and driving
  • Tailgating
  • Vehicle malfunction

Drivers performing any of these behaviors are increasing the chances an accident will take place. Was the driver who hit you performing any of these negligent actions?

Free Legal Consultations to Discuss Accident and Injury Compensation

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is never pleasant. If your accident was caused because another driver was being careless, your situation can feel even more upsetting.

At Goldberg Finnegan, our DC car accident lawyers understand your frustration. For free and confidential legal help today, fill out the case evaluation form located on the right side of this page, or call (888) 213-8140.