Many people do not think about how to handle car accidents until they suffer the consequences of a serious crash. The immediate aftermath of a collision is almost always confusing and overwhelming, particularly if you sustained injuries or significant damage to your vehicle.
While there is little that can fully prepare you for the impact of a serious car accident, it is important to have an understanding of the processes and potential repercussions should you ever be involved in one. An experienced Omaha personal-injury lawyer can help with handling the administrative and legal issues following a serious accident, and it may be beneficial to consult a legal professional regarding your concerns.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we specialize in helping people who are suffering injuries due to another person’s negligence, and we may be able to help you recover damages. We can assess the specifics of your crash and determine if you may have a valid claim for medical expenses and lost wages. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment, and read on for more information regarding rear-end collisions.
Who is liable in a rear-end accident?
Rear-end accidents, which involve one car crashing into another from behind, are among the most straightforward kind of accidents to determine fault, according to DefensiveDriving.com. These accidents are almost always the fault of the driver who crashed into the back of the car in front of him or her since the driver should have left enough space between the two cars in order to stop safely.
Rear-end accidents are also easier to prove than many other types of crashes because the damage will usually make it clear that a car drove into the back bumper. If the damage from the front of the negligent driver’s vehicle matches the damage from the back of your car, you will likely be able to prove liability fairly easily. In certain circumstances, the car that crashes into the back of one driver only did so because another car crashed into the back of it, in which case the courts will likely hold the driver who caused the initial accident responsible.
Here is another common question about car accidents:
Are left-turning cars always at fault?
Under most circumstances, a car that is turning left will be liable if it collides with a car that is travelling straight toward it in the opposite direction, according to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. Exceptions to this rule may be if the car travelling straight was going over the speed limit or went through a red traffic light, or if the left-turning car started turning under safe circumstances but could not complete the turn due to an unforeseen event.
If you sustained injuries in a car crash, an Omaha personal-injury attorney from Rensch & Rensch Law may be able to help. We have more than 45 years of combined legal experience, and if we don’t win, you pay no attorneys’ fees. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment.