Rear End Accidents Attorneys in Lombard, IL
Lawyers for Serious Car Accidents Serving Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and St. Charles
Rear-end crashes are among the most common types of auto accidents on Illinois roads. Many rear-end collisions are minor and cause minimal damage to the vehicles involved. In other cases, especially when the speed of the oncoming vehicle is higher at impact, the damage can be more widespread. Regardless of the damage sustained to the vehicle, a rear-end crash can still lead to serious injuries, some of which are not always immediately noticeable. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a rear-end accident in Illinois, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer so you can understand your rights.
For over 40 years, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has represented victims of rear-end accidents and all other types of motor vehicle accidents in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys have been recognized for our success in securing full compensation for personal injury victims as well as our unwavering commitment to the needs of our clients. We are honest, compassionate, responsive and down to earth. We also remain as accessible as possible for our clients and respond quickly to all questions and concerns. When you work with us, you can be assured of receiving skilled representation and highly personalized attention to your case.
Common Causes of Rear End Accidents
Rear-end collisions are typically the fault of the driver who strikes the other vehicle from behind. However, evidence can sometimes be shown that the actions of the lead driver contributed to the accident. Some of the most common reasons for rear-end crashes include:
- Tailgating: Drivers are supposed to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of them. Unfortunately, many motorists drive too close and do not have time to avoid a crash when the car in front of them slows down.
- Speeding: Driving over the speed limit or reckless driving can cause negligent motorists to crash into stopped cars or cars driving more slowly in front of them.
- Drunk Driving: Intoxicated drivers have slower response times, so when a car in front of them slows down, they are often too slow to react accordingly.
- Distracted Driving: An increasing number of drivers cause senseless rear-end accidents because they are texting, adjusting their radio, eating or are otherwise distracted while driving.
Though speeds upon impact in rear-end collisions may vary, the element of surprise and inability for the lead driver to brace for the crash can lead to injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to whiplash to serious spinal injuries. Even if you do not notice an injury right away, it is important to seek immediate medical attention so you know for sure if there are any health issues that need to be addressed.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand the pain and stress a motor vehicle accident injury can have on you and your family, and we believe the legal process should be as smooth and pain-free as possible. We are aggressive advocates on your behalf against even well-funded adversaries. In addition, we offer free consultations, extended evening and weekend hours, five convenient offices, and we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis so you pay no upfront attorney fees to receive the skilled representation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end accident or any other type of vehicle crash, contact our offices today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 for your free consultation.