Chicago Rear-End Accident Attorneys
For When Rear-End Crashes Cause Serious Injuries
Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents in Illinois and elsewhere in the country. Commonality does not mean these types of accidents are not dangerous, though. Even in a low-speed rear-end accident, drivers can suffer serious injuries, especially those in the front vehicle.
If you’re feeling the pain from a rear-end accident that was not your fault, then call (312) 739-0000 and connect with the Chicago rear-end accident lawyers of McHargue & Jones, LLC. We have been helping the wrongfully injured in Cook County for more than 20 years, having first opened our doors in 2000. Let us use all of our experience to investigate, build, and enhance your claim in the pursuit of maximized compensation, whether it is secured through a settlement or an award.
Free consultations are available. Contact us to schedule one.
Common Injuries from Rear-End Accidents
Rear-end collisions can cause unexpectedly severe injuries. Among them, whiplash is one of the worst. Whiplash occurs when the neck and head are rocked back and forth violently, causing tendons, ligaments, and muscles to tear and stretch.
Symptoms of a whiplash injury can include:
- Chronic neck pain
- Blurred vision and tinnitus
- Balance issues and disorientation
Whiplash can begin as a dull ache in the neck, which many people associate with just expected pain after a car accident. However, the ache can slowly worsen until it is excruciating and debilitating. It is crucial to see a medical professional after being in a rear-end accident to get a check-up and diagnosis. If whiplash is identified and treated sooner than later, then the worst symptoms might be avoidable.
Who’s At Fault If You Get Rear-Ended?
Typically, in a rear-end accident case, there is an assumption that the rear car is at fault due to their positioning and the expectation that the rear car should always have time to brake if they are following at an appropriate distance and pace.
Rear-end accidents can be caused by the rear driver:
- Not stopping at intersections
- Distracting themselves with a cellphone
- Driving while intoxicated
Some rear-end accidents can be caused by the front car, though. For example, if a driver suddenly cuts off another driver and then slams the brake, then a rear-end collision could be nearly unavoidable. Given that liability could go either way, despite the assumption that the rear car caused the crash, it is important to collect and use convincing evidence like dashcam footage and police reports to prove you were not liable.
How a Rear-End Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
Our Chicago rear-end accident attorneys can help you manage your case from start to finish, so you don’t need to dive into the busy details associated with an accident claim or lawsuit. We know where to look for convincing evidence of liability, as well as how to best use it once it is found.
Insurance companies sometimes try to close rear-end accident claims quickly by throwing a lowball settlement at the driver who was in the front car. When we are acting on your behalf, we can make certain that you don’t agree to any settlement that is unreasonably low. It needs to take into account all of your damages, including your past and future medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Taking Care of Clients, Cases & Concerns
At McHargue & Jones, LLC in Chicago, we take pride in being able to put our clients’ concerns at ease when working on a claim for them. Through consistent communication, compassion, and honesty, we can take your rear-end accident case to the next level as well. There is no better time to learn more about your legal options after a crash, so please contact us at your next opportunity.