Rear-End Collisions

In Florida, one of the most common types of auto accidents is a rear-end collision. By law, a presumption in rear-end auto accidents is that the driver who hits a car from behind is negligent and at fault. This means that victims may be able to pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver.

Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Contact Clearwater lawyer William Schneikart or call our office at 888-702-0087 to discuss your rear-end accident . I serve clients throughout Pinellas County.

I serve Pinellas County from offices in the Icot Center in Largo.

As a personal injury lawyer with more than 35 years of experience, I have helped hundreds of people obtain the financial resources they need to cover the costs of pain, suffering and loss after an auto accident. This includes lost wages and future earnings.

I will work with professional resources who can examine your vehicle for frame damage, which could increase the value of your case.

I understand how the system works, how to find experienced medical experts and how to deal with insurance companies.

Spinal Injuries Result From Rear-End Accidents

Several factors can cause a rear-end car or truck accident, including:

  • Tailgating (or not maintaining a distance of at least three seconds from the car in front of you)
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Texting while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Applying makeup
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Distracting conversations with passengers

Whether you were rear-ended by a tailgating driver or were the victim of a distracted driver, I can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for injuries such as:

Research indicates that certain circumstances may worsen the degree of injuries suffered in a car accident. These include being female, driving a car that is smaller than the other one in the collision, having a pre-existing condition such as arthritis or even just being surprised by the crash. Many people do not feel injured immediately after an accident, but it is important to see a medical doctor or chiropractor at the first sign of injury so you can receive proper treatment and protect your claim.

Document the Impact and Damage

After an accident, it is critical to document all the damage your car sustained outside as well as inside. You should try and collect the contact information of all those who may have witnessed the accident.

Photograph everything, including the inside of the car to show the impact of the accident and the damage it caused. Also, take photographs of the at-fault driver's car and the accident scene. These photographs and any notes you take can help in valuing your injury claim and conveying the true nature of the accident to the insurance company.

Do not speak with an insurance adjuster until you consult with an attorney to learn how to protect your rights and opportunities to maximize the compensation available to you.

Contact an Experienced Clearwater Auto Collision Lawyer

To discuss your accident and personal injury case, contact our Florida personal injury law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. With more than 35 years of experience, I am ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve following a rear-end collision.