Rear-End Collisions

Offering compassionate representation after rear-end collisions

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 30 percent of crashes in just one year were rear-end crashes. A rear-end collision can be minor, resulting in only damage to each car involved, or it can severely injure the driver and passengers, causing whiplash, spine injury, brain injury or even death.

Harry Bates has the skill and expertise in personal injury law - as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - to help victims of rear-end collision recover full and fair compensation for their injuries and damages. Through compassionate, committed service, The Bates Law Firm guides the injured through all aspects of an accident claim.

Types of rear-end collisions

Although in most rear-end collisions the driver in back is at fault - for instance, because he or she was distracted and failed to stop - this is not always the case. A rear-end crash can be caused when the front car's driver reverses unexpectedly, such as out of a parking spot, or suddenly changes lanes. A rear-end car crash can also occur because of driver negligence, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Following too closely
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Stopped traffic and pile-ups

In addition to driver fault, a rear-end collision can also occur because of auto defects, including failed brake lights, failed brakes or tire defects and blowouts.

Injuries caused by rear-end collisions

One of the most common injuries resulting from rear-end accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward. This sudden, extreme movement pushes the neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion and results in lingering - sometimes chronic - pain. Victims suffering from whiplash often deal with years of pain and suffering in addition to costs of medical treatment and lost wages.

With more than 25 year of experience, our attorney works diligently to recover compensation for whiplash injuries that reflects the full extent of harm. In addition to whiplash, we assist the injured in recovering full compensation for all types of serious injuries caused by rear-end crashes:

  • Head and neck injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injury, such as spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones

Fighting for the rights of the injured for more than 25 years

Using decades of legal experience, attorney Harry Bates is dedicated to helping those injured and the family members of those killed in auto accidents recover the compensation they need, deserve and are entitled to by law. To learn more about the services we provide to clients throughout South Texas, contact our San Antonio office online or call The Bates Law Firm at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 for a free initial consultation.