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Standing Up And Seeking Justice For The Underdog

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Carter Law Offices, P.C.

Standing Up And Seeking Justice For The Underdog

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Were You Involved In A Rear-End Accident? We’re Here To Back You Up.

The attorneys at Carter Law Offices, P.C., help drivers in Iowa and Nebraska seek justice for rear-end accidents and recover compensation to aid their recovery.

Rear-End Accidents Are The Most Common Type Of Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions accounted for nearly 28% of all U.S. motor vehicle accidents in 2020, making it the most common type of car accident. 

You might think that rear-end accidents are all minor fender benders, but that isn’t the case. In 2020, nearly 7% of rear-end accidents were fatal, about 26% resulted in injuries and almost 29% resulted in property damage. Between medical expenses, the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle, pain and suffering, and potentially the loss of a loved one, the impact of a rear-end accident can be significant.

Injuries That Commonly Result From Rear-End Accidents

Injuries that commonly result from rear-end accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck injures
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Back injuries like strains and sprains
  • Spine injuries such as slipped discs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal cord injuries and fractures

Depending on the force of the impact, a rear-end accident can also cause injuries to the face, head and brain.

Who’s At Fault In A Rear-End Accident?

In Iowa and Nebraska, the driver who hits the car in front of them is almost always considered the at-fault party. Drivers must keep a reasonable distance from the vehicle in front of them and pay attention so they can stop in time – it’s part of their duty to keep the roads safe. If they fall short of their duty, they can be held legally responsible for the damage they cause.

In some cases, the driver of the car in front can be held responsible for a rear-end accident. For example, if they were moving in reverse or stopped abruptly for no reason.

Comparative fault can also play a role in rear-end accidents, which is when both parties are partially at fault. Let’s say two people are involved in a rear-end accident, and the driver in the back is determined to be 60% at fault, while the driver in front is found to be 40% at fault. The driver in the back can’t recover any compensation because they were more than 50% at fault. The driver in front would be able to recover compensation, but only 60% of the total damages because they were 40% at fault.

How We Make A Difference For Accident Victims

Some lawyers and law firms don’t give rear-end accident victims the time of day. Not us. For us, it’s all about principle. If you’ve been wronged, we’ll fight to make things right again. We won’t accept a subpar settlement from the insurance company, we’ll go to trial if it means getting justice for our clients.

We thoroughly investigate and carefully prepare every case. We explore every option and make certain no opportunities pass us by. This intelligent representation has led to a record of proven results, even in the most complicated matters.

Unlike the big law firms, we take the time to get to know our clients. We treat every case with special, individualized attention and investigate and prepare them thoroughly. We don’t just take the path of least resistance, we explore all the available options and choose the best one on a case-by-case basis.

Our skill and dedication to our clients has allowed us to establish a formidable track record. Over the years, we’ve recovered millions for accident victims, some cases with seven-figure settlements.

Talk To A Car Accident Attorney Today

If you’re reeling in the aftermath of a rear-end accident, let us help you even the odds. Set up a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to get started. Call 877-526-0849 or reach out online to schedule your appointment.