Houston Rear-End Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Rear-end accidents are on the rise and are usually the result of distracted driving. Many drivers get behind the wheel these days with distractions surrounding them. Cell-phones, GPS devices, radios, and more can keep drivers from focusing on the road.
That lack of focus can cause drivers to slam into the cars in front of them at any time. These rear-end collisions can be incredibly frustrating as they are usually preventable if all drivers took proper precaution. Unfortunately, many drivers disregard safety and focus on everything but the road. Rear-end collision accidents can be incredibly jarring and traumatic as they often happen at high speeds and are unexpected. If the driver who caused your rear-end collision is found to be negligent, they may be held liable for providing financial compensation.
Attorney Tom‘s team of car accident lawyers is dedicated to serving our Houston community. We are deeply dedicated to holding negligent drivers responsible for their actions and can help you pursue justice. We don’t treat you like the big firms do, we offer one-on-one support through your entire legal journey. We will treat you like a member of our family as we work on your case. We will get to know you and your loved ones and make sure you are well cared for on your road to recovery.
Our experienced rear-end accident attorneys in Houston are ready to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us at (713) 244-6363 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation with us today.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Rear-end collision accidents can be incredibly dangerous and can cause serious injuries and damage. The shocking and unexpected nature of these accidents can also make them hard to deal with emotionally. Working with an attorney can allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries and the emotional stress of your accident while they build a sound case on your behalf.
Attorneys can take on all the logistics of meeting deadlines, filing paperwork, dealing with insurance companies, and gathering evidence. Their expertise can ensure all of these things important details are handled with care. A lawyer understands what is necessary in order to achieve the most favorable outcome possible in your rear-end collision lawsuit.
Having a strong legal advocate is crucial in a successful rear-end collision lawsuit. One major reason for this is due to one of the most common injuries associated with rear-end accidents, whiplash. Whiplash occurs when our head is quickly snapped back and forth, which is common when our car is rear-ended. This is a serious head and neck injury that can have lasting impacts. Despite being a serious injury, whiplash, like other soft tissue injuries, is hard to quantify. Often the diagnosed severity of whiplash is based on the complaints of the victim. Since there is some ambiguity associated with the injury, defense lawyers and insurance companies will try to minimize your suffering. They will do this in order to reduce the amount of compensation you can collect. Working with an attorney will stop that from happening, and they can help recover the damages you deserve.
Why Should I Choose Attorney Tom?
Attorney Tom is highly motivated to help you seek justice. We care deeply for our Houston community and treat every client like a member of our family. We prioritize strong communication and are available 24/7 in order to keep you up to date on all the details of your case and to answer any questions you have.
Our firm has a reputation for success and for our outstanding client advocacy. One former client, Jarrett R, referred to our founding partner, Tommy John Kherkher, as his “hero” saying, “I do not know what I would have done without Tommy John and his team. I can’t even imagine.” We firmly believe in seeking justice for all of the members of our Houston community and do whatever it takes to ensure you get the best possible results from your lawsuit.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to compensation in a variety of forms. These accidents are increasingly common and drivers who are found to be negligent can be held financially responsible for the damage they cause. Medical care is not cheap, bills may pile up after your accident and can cause great stress. This stress may be intensified if your injuries are keeping your from earning an income. Financial burden should never be associated with being injured by a negligent driver. Working with our team can ensure you and your loved ones get the resources you need to recover. Types of compensation you can recover for a rear-end collision accident include:
- Medical Bills (current and future)
- Loss of wages (current and future)
- Cost of Rehabilitation and Therapy
- Home modifications (if disabled and necessary)
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
Frequently Asked Questions
Our firm is built on the pillars of strong communication and treating our clients like family. Our mission is to be the advocate you deserve. In an effort to honor our commitment to client-centered legal care, here are the answers to some questions we commonly hear at our firm.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In the state of Texas, you have up to two years after an accident to file a claim. With such a short window to file, working with an attorney right away is crucial. Your case will likely be dismissed if you missed the deadline to file a claim. Additionally, seeking a favorable settlement is much more challenging if you do not have the threat of taking the negligent driver to court in your back pocket.
Despite the strict deadlines, there are several exceptions that extend the deadline under Texas law. If the person injured in a rear-end collision is a minor, or is found to be mentally unsound, the deadline is extended to two years after they have turned 18 or are found to be of a sound mental state. With all the complicated rules and regulations surrounding filing lawsuit, it is best to consult with an attorney right away.
Are rear-end collisions common?
Unfortunately, rear-end collisions are incredibly common and are reaching epidemic levels due to the prevalence of distracted driving. Rear-end collisions account for nearly 50% of the 4.2 million annual accidents here in the United States, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Distracted driving causes 5.7% of all accidents annually, these numbers continue to rise as many drivers get behind the wheel with a cell-phone or other distractions in hand. Rear-end collisions are more dangerous than many people ever realize until it happens to them. They can cause serious injuries and can have deadly consequences, the Insurance Information Institute reports that rear-end collisions account for 6.8% of all fatal crashes here in the United States.
Could the lead driver ever be at fault?
In the majority of rear-end collision accidents, the rear driver is going to be the cause of the accident and subsequently liable for any damage or injuries caused. Although, there are rare scenarios where the lead driver is actually at fault and can be held liable for the accident. Situations where the lead driver can be at fault include:
- If the lead driver is “brake checking” or slamming on the breaks with no need;
- reverses suddenly or at an improper time
- is driving on a flat tire without using hazard lights and fails to pull over
- has failed to repair brake lights or other safety equipment
Attorney Tom takes upholding the rights of our community members very seriously. If you have been injured in a rear-end collision accident, our team is here to help. We can help you recover damages and seek the compensation you need in order to care for yourself and your loved ones. We know that you have suffered a great deal and that no amount of money can erase your pain. However, compensation is your legal right if you have been injured by a negligent driver and can be crucial in getting your life back on track.
We will treat you like family and will help you recover from the physical, mental, and emotional toll of your accident. Contact our Houston rear-end collision accident lawyers and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation by calling us at (713) 244-6363.