Rear-end collisions in Hollywood and Homestead are sometimes called rear-end shunt accidents. These crashes occur anywhere in Florida and across the country and in many cases are completely preventable. If you have been injured, you will want to ensure you have the compensation you need to replace lost income, pay for medical bills, and take care of yourself financially.
In most cases, these crashes occur because a driver behind the impacted car was negligent. Common causes of rear-end shunt collisions include distracted, sleepy, or drunk driving. When a motorist is not alert, he or she can fail to notice when the car in front of them has stopped, and this can cause them to crash into the car in front of them. Tailgating or failing to leave enough room in bad weather can also lead to collisions, as can poor road design or poor road repair. In these cases, if you have been injured in a rear-end shunt collision, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.
One issue which arises in rear-end collisions occurs during crashes involving panic stops. Since many of these traffic accidents are caused by the driver behind the impacted here, sometimes assumptions are made. If the car in front of you brakes suddenly and you don’t have time to stop in time, the driver in front of you may be at fault but that does not mean you won’t be blamed. In these situations, speaking with a Hollywood car accident attorney is important.
In Homestead, Hollywood, and other Florida communities, rear-end shunt accidents can lead to:
- Whiplash and soft-tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Head injuries
What to do if You have been in an Accident
If someone crashes into the back of your vehicle, stay calm. Get emergency help if anyone on the scene needs it and exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. Take photos of both your cars and the accident scene and get the names and contact information of any witnesses. Get a full medical evaluation, even if you’re not sure you have been injured. You may also want to consult with a car accident attorney to find out how to protect your rights. You can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation to find out whether an attorney can help you.
Just call Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to speak to a Homestead car accident attorney or to speak to an attorney at our Hollywood or Miami offices. Your first consultation with us is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing.