Traffic Accidents occur in the state of West Virginia on a daily basis. While some individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents are fortunate in that the severity of damage and injury in these accidents is minor, others suffer from the devastating impacts motor vehicle accidents have been known to cause. If you or your loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and has sustained damages to your vehicle or injuries to your person, contact Colombo Law today for a thorough review of your claim and a determination of whether you are entitled to compensation.
Negligence Associated with Rear-End Auto Accidents
Rear-end collisions are often associated with negligence. Distracted driving is one of the top causes of rear-end collisions, especially amongst teens. In the day and age of cellular phones, GPS devices, and other electronics, individuals frequently have the urge and believe that they can successfully multitask. However, motor vehicle accidents can happen in a split second. A prompt investigation should follow any type of rear end collision to determine whether negligence played a role in the event, especially those collisions in which there is a high speed impact. The specialized knowledge of an attorney is necessary for these investigations. The attorneys at Colombo Law have handled many personal injury claims and will ask all of the right questions to effectively handle your negligence matter.
Determining Liability in Rear-End Collisions
In most cases, a determination of liability is simple when a rear-end collision occurs. Generally, the party who runs into the back of the other motorist’s vehicle is at fault for the auto accident. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule. Ensuring that you are taking the steps to a healthy recovery is the most important step after an auto accident. Determining liability is a close second to ensure you are placed back in the financial position you experienced prior to the accident. If you have been injured a tort action may be filed to obtain compensation for your personal injuries which may include compensation for :
- Damages to your motor vehicle;
- Out of pocket medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
Successful Personal Injury Claims
To ensure the highest probability of success for your personal injury claim, you should take prompt actions. Initially, you should see a doctor immediately after an accident. Be sure to take and follow up with any medical advice provided during the plan. In addition, you want to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of the accident. Photographic evidence of damages can provide insight into just how serious an accident was. The more evidence that is obtained initially, the more likely it is for a successful plan.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have been injured in a rear end collision, contact Colombo Law today. Our attorneys are available to assist you with any personal injury claim. We handle cases in and around Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philipi, Buckhannon, Elkins, and Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis counties.