The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 3 million people are injured in auto accidents throughout the United States each year. Many of those accidents involve rear-end collisions. If you have been injured as a result of a rear-end car accident in Tyler or Longview, then you need an experienced and knowledgeable East Texas personal injury lawyer on your side. The auto accident attorneys at Roberts & Roberts Law Firm have spent the last 35 years fighting for the rights of car accident victims in Tyler, Longview and the surrounding areas.
The auto accidents attorneys at Roberts & Roberts have deep roots in East Texas, but the firm has also developed a national reputation as a result of the superior service we have provided for our clients over the years. The firm has been featured on dozens of television programs, including Fox and Friends, ABC Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC and NBC’s Dateline.
If you have been seriously injured in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries. Contact us now at 903-597-6000 or fill out our online contact form for a free case review. The call costs you nothing… It could mean everything.
About Rear-End Collisions in Tyler and Longview
The National Safety Council reports that there are approximately 2.5 million rear-end collisions reported each year throughout the United States, making rear-enders by far the most common type of auto accident. Rear-end collisions can produce some of the most serious auto accident-related injuries to the victims. Some injuries include:
Rear-end collisions can also be caused by a number of different factors. Some of the more common scenarios that lead to a rear-end collision include the following:
- Distracted driving - Distracted driving occurs when a driver takes his or her hands, eyes, or mind off of the roadway. Common forms of driver distraction include texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, grooming, looking at a GPS device, talking to other passengers in the vehicle or looking at another car wreck or other roadside distraction.
- Following too closely - Commonly referred to as “tailgating,” this is frequently considered a form of aggressive driving and often leads to a rear-end collision because the tailgating driver does not have enough room to stop in time.
- Speeding - Driving too fast for road conditions can lead to a rear-end collision if the speeding driver is suddenly required to stop and lacks the ability to do so.
- Fatigued driving - A driver who is driving while fatigued, or drowsy, may not be alert enough to stop when conditions require in time, causing a rear-end collision.
Texas, like most states, has a presumption of negligence in rear-end collision cases, meaning that the law will find that the driver who rear-ended the other vehicle was negligent unless the driver can present evidence that shows he or she was not at fault. The theory behind the presumption of negligence is that the driver in the rear is almost always in a better position to be able to prevent the collision.
What We Do for You
Being injured in a rear-end collision can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. The Tyler auto accident lawyers at Roberts & Roberts understand what you are going through and are here to guide you through the entire legal process.
Rear-end collisions can cause considerable damage. We can help you get the money necessary to repair or replace your vehicle. Even if the vehicle damage is minor, the force of the rear-end collision can still have serious effects on your physical health. We will help obtain the documentation necessary to seek compensation for lost wages if the accident has prevented you from working. If you need assistance obtaining medical treatment for your injuries, we can help with that as well. If your injuries are so severe that you are unable to leave the hospital or your home, we will be happy to come to you for a consultation.
When it comes to investigating your case, we have a full-time investigator on staff, as well as an accident-reconstruction team on call 24 hours a day. Experts in the fields of accounting, economists, life-planning and any other area can be called upon when necessary to properly investigate, analyze and litigate your case.