Rear-End Accidents

Experienced Cape Cod Car Accident Attorney

At the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant, we are dedicated to your success. Being involved in a rear-end accident is serious; you could have suffered from whiplash or other serious injuries, and you need the representation of an experienced Cape Cod car accident lawyer on your side. My name is Scott B. Brilliant, and I founded this firm with the intent to help those who have been wrongfully injured by the negligence of others.

One of my previous occupations was an insurance adjuster. This is a rare advantage that allows me insight into how the insurance companies work, what they try to deny and what kinds of evidence they consider most poignant in a given case. When you choose to work with me you will have this tremendous advantage on your side, and I will work aggressively to help you achieve a maximum recovery in your case.

Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents are almost always considered to be the fault of the person in back, known as the tailing driver. Traffic safety laws dictate that drivers should travel a considerable distance behind the car in front of them, that way they can stop safely and without incident.

The common causes of rear-end collisions include:

  • Tailgating
  • Congested streets or freeways
  • Panic stopping or a sudden stop by the lead car
  • Inattentiveness or driver distraction

Lead drivers should have little difficulty in proving the tailing driver's fault for the accident, as insurance companies usually assume the tailing driver's fault.

Proving Fault for the Lead Driver in a Rear-End Collision

In some cases it is actually the lead driver who is at-fault for the accident, and this is extremely hard to prove. Drivers should obtain counsel from a skilled Cape Cod car accident lawyer before making a claim.

Frequent situations that may assign blame to the lead driver:

  1. Sudden entrance of another vehicle or object into your lane. If another driver pulls out in front of you, then brakes, you may be able to show that you are not liable.
  2. Unexpected reverse of the lead driver. While stopped at a light, it is actually quite common for drivers to accidentally put their cars into reverse, causing them to hit vehicle behind them.
  3. Staged crashes. Some drivers will maneuver others and then purposely cause a crash that looks to be the other person's fault. These situations can be extremely difficult to prove, as you must be able to show the other driver's fraudulent behavior.

Regardless of what your insurance company may have said, you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible when you are involved in this kind of accident. The right representation could be the difference in an increased insurance premium, and recovering compensation for your injuries and damaged vehicle.

Years of Experience on Your Side

If you have been involved in a rear-end collision, please don't hesitate to obtain counsel from my firm the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant. As a Cape Cod car accident attorney, I can work to help you gain your rightful compensation, whether you are the tailing driver who is trying to prove that the fault lies with the lead driver, or you are the lead driver who is trying to defend their position. I offer a free case evaluation for any who want to get their case reviewed, utilize this benefit and contact my office today!

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