Rear-End Car Accident Attorney
This Fort Lauderdale Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer provides assistance to clients injured in car accidents. A rear-end car accident is one in which one vehicle drives into the rear or back of another vehicle. When that happens, catastrophic injuries can result.
When you are the victim of a rear-end car crash, it will be presumed that the driver that hit you was at fault. In fact, there is a Florida State Statute that gives this presumption. This presumption can be used by Mr. Quackenbush in Court to argue that the jury should presume that, absent evidence to the contrary, the driver that hit you was at fault.
This presumption can only be overcome if certain things are proven. For example, the other driver may argue that you stopped your vehicle abruptly and that this is why you were rear-ended (i.e., he didn't have time to stop). If this can be proven, then the other driver may be able to overcome the presumption and prove that you, instead of he or she, were at fault for the accident. This is why it's extremely important to call Mr. Quackenbush. He knows how to overcome this argument and keep your case strong, and he has done this many times.
Additionally, the other driver may argue that you changed lanes abruptly or without warning (i.e., without signaling properly) and that this was the true cause of the crash (i.e., that the other driver could not have possible avoided rear-ending you because you switched lanes and he or she did not have time to avoid the accident). If this can be proved, then the other driver may be able to overcome the presumption and prove that you, rather than he or she, was at fault for the accident.
If neither of these things can be proven, then the presumption will stand and the other driver will be presumed to be at fault in your rear-end car wreck.
If this Fort Lauderdale Rear-End Car Accident Law Firm represents you, it will do so on contingency – this means that there is no risk to you because there will be no charge until you’ve received compensation in your case.
Call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation today.This Fort Lauderdale Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer Gives Advice to Clients in Need
One specific type of rear end car accident is a multiple-car pileup accident. In a multi-car pileup accident, one vehicle rear ends another, which rear ends a third, and so on and so forth. Bad multiple-car pileup crashes can involve many vehicles and can have devastating consequences including catastrophic injuries.
In a multi-car pileup crash, it is critically important to determine who caused the accident. In most multiple-car pileup wrecks, it is the vehicle in the far back that caused the accident. That vehicle typically negligently rear-end the vehicle in front of it and caused a "domino effect" of vehicles rear-ending each-other.
Nevertheless, in a multi-car wreck, one thing that will be important is the number of impacts that you felt. For example, if you felt two impacts, then it could be that one vehicle (e.g., "Vehicle A") rear-ended you, then was rear-ended by the vehicle in back of it ("Vehicle B") which pushed Vehicle A back into you. In that scenario, you would feel two impacts from Vehicle A - even though the second impact was really caused by Vehicle B. Both vehicles can be liable for rear ending you in that situation. If that is the case, this South Florida Rear-End Car Accident Attorney will attempt to gain compensation for you from both drivers.
Defense attorneys will also frequently argue that your feeling two impacts indicates that the multiple-vehicle accident was actually caused by you. After all, if two vehicles in the multi-vehicle accident were unable to avoid rear ending you, the argument goes, the cause of the crash could have been that you stopped too abruptly - rather than the more improbable scenario that two other drivers simply weren't paying attention to the road.Pursue Justice Alongside this South Florida Rear-End Car Accident Law Firm
Many rear-end vehicle accidents are additionally caused by drinking and driving (DUI) and/or drugs. Drinking and driving can cause somebody to take his or her eyes of the road and hit the vehicle in front of him/her. When this occurs to you, you may be able to pursue a "punitive damage" claim against the driver that hit you. Punitive damages are designed to punish the driver that hit you, rather than compensate you (although you do end up receiving the compensation from the punitive damages claim).
Many rear-end vehicle crashes are also caused by distracted driving, cell phone use, or texting and driving. Distracted driving has been proven to be one of the leading causes of accidents in the State of Florida and around the World today. Distracted driving can cause a driver to fail to notice a vehicle in front and thus drive into the vehicle. Like drinking and driving, distracted driving can lead to punitive damages - and, if you've been the victim of a distracted driving accident, you may be able to pursue a punitive damages claim against the other driver. This South Florida Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer can help you to do this.
When you are the victim of a rear-end vehicle wreck, you may sustain all sorts of injuries. These can include catastrophic injuries, amongst them brain injuries. They can also include neck and back injuries. All sorts of orthopedic injuries result from rear-end accidents as well.
Finally, in perhaps the saddest case, death can result from a rear-end crash. In that situation, a Personal Representative of the deceased person's Estate will be appointed to represent the family/loved ones of the decedent in the lawsuit. When the case is settled or goes to verdict, the proceeds will go to the survivors or beneficiaries of the Estate.Speak to this Broward County Rear-End Car Accident Attorney Today
Contact Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no obligation consultation at 954-448-7288.
Should this Broward County Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer become your attorney, there will be no charge to you until you’ve gained compensation in your case (it is said that Mr. Quackenbush will work on “contingency”) – so there is no risk to you.