Attorney in DuPage County for Rear Ended Car Crashes
The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) reports that more than 1.7 million rear-end accidents occur on roadways throughout the United States each year. Such crashes annually cause about 1,700 fatalities and about 500,000 injuries. This means that on an average day 1,400 people are injured and four are killed in rear-end collisions nationwide. At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, our experienced traffic accident lawyers understand the serious dangers of rear impact crashes and we are honored to help victims recover compensation for their injuries.
Liability for Rear-End Accidents in Kane County
When a rear-end collision occurs, the driver who hit the back of the other car is usually at fault for causing the crash. This is generally the case even if the first vehicle slowed or stopped abruptly. The most basic rules of the road require a driver to maintain a safe distance between his or her vehicle and the one in front so that he or she can stop safely if the vehicle ahead must stop or slow quickly. If the trailing driver is unable to stop fast enough to prevent a crash, it is likely that he or she was not driving in a safe manner. Driver distractions—including those related to using a cell phone—are among the most common causes of rear-end collisions.
Sometimes, however, there may be more than two vehicles involved in a series of rear-end collisions. These “chain reaction” accidents can make it more challenging to determine who was at fault. For example, if a driver fails to slow in time behind a line of vehicles waiting at a red light, the impacted car could easily be propelled into the vehicle immediately in front of it. The chain reaction could eventually involve every vehicle stopped at the light.
At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you determine exactly what happened and who was at fault for your rear-end collision. We will obtain police reports, witness statements, and any other information that can be used in building a strong case for financial recovery.
Trusted Chicago Personal Injury Counsel
When you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end collision, the law firm you choose to handle your claim can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. From the moment you call Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, your priorities become our priorities. We take the time to listen carefully to you so that we can fully understand your needs and objectives. From there, we will work with you in developing a strategy for getting your life back on track and maximizing compensation.
Our skilled team has been serving Illinois for more than 35 years. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including many who were injured in rear-end crashes. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you and your family.
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To learn more about our firm or to schedule a free consultation, contact our office. Call 630-462-1980 for an appointment today. There is no risk because we only charge fees if you collect compensation.