Rear-End Collision Accidents in Greenville, NC
If you’ve been injured in a rear-end accident, a Greenville rear-end accident attorney can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Rear-end accidents can result in physical injury, emotional trauma, and financial stress — but you don’t have to go through it alone.
A rear-end accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help. Call (252) 397-8620 and let’s review your claim. You may be entitled to compensation. The consultation is always free and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
At Riddle & Brantley, a Greenville car accident attorney can meet with you in-person at our convenient Greenville location by appointment only, or we can consult with you from anywhere by phone, email, text, or video conference. We can even come directly to you if it’s more convenient.
Rear-End Accidents in Greenville
Rear-end accidents are extremely common and occur when a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. They often happen when the car in front suddenly brakes or comes to a stop. Driver distraction is often to blame.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end accidents are the most common type of auto accident. In fact, they make up 29 percent of all motor vehicle crashes. For Greenville, this means that approximately 941 rear-end accidents occurred in the city in 2019, according to data provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
Injuries Resulting from Rear-End Car Accidents
Injuries suffered in rear-end accidents can range from mild to life-threatening. In more than three decades handling auto accident cases in Greenville and greater North Carolina, our Greenville personal injury lawyers have represented clients with all types of injuries suffered in rear-end car accidents, including:
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Neck injuries (including whiplash)
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Semi-paralysis and paralysis
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions (bruising)
- Injuries suffered after ejection from the vehicle
Proving Fault in Rear-End Car Accidents
In most cases, the driver of the car that runs into the other vehicle is at-fault in a rear-end collision, however, this is not always the case. A thorough accident investigation led by an experienced rear-end crash attorney can help determine liability and strengthen your case.
Some of the evidence that we may consider in investigating a rear-end accident includes:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Crash scene evidence, including photos of vehicle damage, skid marks, debris, road signage, etc.
- The official accident report from law enforcement
- Expert testimony by accident reconstructionists
- Photos of injuries
- Medical records
- Video surveillance or dash cam footage
At Riddle & Brantley, we have a team of on-staff investigators who can help collect and preserve important evidence to help our rear-end accident lawyers prove fault and strengthen your case. These investigators are retired law enforcement officers and they know the ins and outs of accident investigation.
North Carolina is also a contributory negligence state, which means that if you are even partially at fault for the accident, you can be barred from recovering compensation. Our attorneys know how to counter contributory negligence defenses and we know how to negotiate with insurance companies.
The rule of contributory negligence means it’s even more important to consult with an experienced attorney prior to filing a claim.
Rear-End Collision Settlements
Never accept a settlement from the insurance company after a rear-end accident before first talking with an experienced Greenville car accident lawyer. The insurance company’s priority is ensuring its own profitability, and it may make you a lowball offer to try and minimize its liability.
A fair settlement may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings potential, and pain and suffering. There are no guarantees, and every case depends on the unique facts and circumstances of the accident, but a rear-end accident lawyer in Greenville NC can help you prepare a strong claim and negotiate for a fair settlement.
“Riddle & Brantley found me all the available money from the insurance companies.”
–David H., Riddle & Brantley client
Greenville Rear-End Collision Lawyer
Need an attorney following your rear-end accident? Riddle & Brantley may be able to help. Call (252) 397-8620 or complete the quick and easy form below for a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team.
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