Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of car accidents, occurring when one vehicle collides with the back of another vehicle at intersections, in traffic jams, or on highways. If you have suffered injuries in a rear-end accident because of the actions or inactions of another motorist, you may have legal options to seek compensation.
At Jassim Law, we know that handling these types of cases on your own may risk a successful outcome. That’s why we are by your side every step of the way to make sure your legal rights are protected. Surprisingly, even though it is well accepted that crashing into the rear of another vehicle is the rear ending driver’s fault, insurance companies often deny liability as a way to avoid compensating you for your injuries.
Following a rear-end accident, our priority is to offer you support and legal guidance. At Jassim Law, our San Diego rear end accident attorneys understand you are injured, so we do everything in our power to connect you with the best care you need while providing dedicated legal representation. With over 20 years of experience handling complex car accident claims, we will seek the justice and fair compensation you deserve.
How the San Diego Rear-End Accident Lawyers at Jassim Law Can Help Your Claim
Rear-end accidents have instantaneous and life-altering consequences for victims. Believe it or not, even a minor impact or slow moving impact can cause serious injuries. Studies have shown that even in low impact collisions, there is no relationship between injury, vehicle speed, or damage. In other words, the impact can be low, and there can be no property damage, but there can still be injury to vehicle occupants.
Despite insurance company propaganda, there simply is not an absolute speed or amount of damage a vehicle must sustain for a person to experience injury.
Insurance companies have misleadingly coined the term “Minor Impact Soft Tissue” injury collisions (“MIST” cases). The term is misleading, as if getting struck by a 5,000 pound vehicle is the same as a refreshing morning “mist” while walking by the ocean!
At Jassim Law, we are highly experienced in navigating the California legal system and achieving a successful outcome for car accident victims. With our dedicated legal team on your side, you are able to focus on your recovery while we fight for the justice and full compensation you deserve.
From initial consultation to resolution, we handle the following aspects of your case to increase your chances of a favorable outcome:
- Conducting a meticulous investigation of your case
- Obtaining and preserving critical physical evidence
- Retaining top-notch accident reconstruction and other experts
- Advocating on your behalf every step of the way
- Connecting you with the best possible medical care
- Collecting and cataloging your medical records
- Communicating with medical providers to understand the full extent of all your injuries
- Representing you inside and outside of court
- Determining if the negligent party was on the job or working in the course of employment at the time of the accident
- Regularly updating you on the status of your case
Each client endures unique challenges after a rear-end accident, so we strive to understand your specific needs in order to remedy them. When you work with the legal team at Jassim Law, you can rest assured that all of our resources are available to you to maximize your compensation and aid in your healing journey.
Evidence Required to Prove Liability in a Rear-End Accident Claim
In many rear-end accidents, liability may seem clear-cut: the driver who rear-ended you is typically considered at fault. However, there can be exceptions to this rule, and insurance companies seldomly actually admit fault. Factors such as sudden and unexpected stops, brake light malfunctions, or other circumstances can complicate matters.
Insurance companies sometimes blame “phantom” cars that caused or contributed to collision, although these phantom cars are never identified in any collision report or by any witness.
The experienced San Diego, CA rear end accident attorneys at Jassim Law will conduct a meticulous investigation into the details of your accident and use the following evidence to prove liability in a rear-end accident claim:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Expert testimony
- Eyewitness statements
- Dash Cam, surveillance, and traffic footage
- Property damage
- Cell phone records
- Event Data Records (vehicle black boxes)
Proving liability is challenging to handle alone. Insurance companies are skilled at avoiding fault, and minimizing your injuries until you give up and accept a low ball offer.
The San Diego rear end accident lawyers at Jassim Law have extensive resources and tools necessary to build a strong case, and take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be achieved. To understand your legal options, contact our San Diego, CA rear end accident lawyers as soon as possible, as vital evidence can be lost, destroyed, or hidden. While insurance companies may be attempting to protect their own bottom line, we are committed to protecting you.
Recoverable Damages in a Successful Rear-End Accident Claim
In a successful rear-end accident claim, you may recover economic and non-economic damages in several categories, depending on the specific circumstances of your rear-end accident claim. Our legal team helps you calculate the following losses so you are empowered to seek the full extent of the compensation you deserve:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Inconvenience damages
- Physical Impairment damages
- Anxiety/grief damages
- Mental and Emotional Distress
- Property damages
- Loss of consortium (injury to spouse or registered domestic partner)
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Punitive damages
Even though the physical and financial toll can be overwhelming to deal with after an accident, it is vital to file a claim as soon as possible. Not only does this ensure the quality of the evidence and eyewitness testimony, but it also abides by California’s statute of limitations, which is up to 2 years for a rear-end accident. However, there may be exceptions to this rule, including whether the accident involved a government-owned vehicle. Speak with the lawyers at Jassim Law for an assessment of your case.
Speak With the San Diego Rear-End Accident Lawyers at Jassim Law Today
At Jassim Law, we know that being involved in a rear-end accident can have profound physical, emotional, and financial consequences. While seeking compensation can be complex, we will navigate the legal process on your behalf, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights to increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Principal attorney Pajman Jassim has been awarded numerous accolades, including a Super Lawyers rating for consecutive years, and has received countless outstanding reviews from clients who have achieved success.
To schedule a no-cost consultation, call our experienced legal team at (619) 554-0624 or complete our contact form today. We understand you are injured, so we come to you. We also offer video, Zoom, or telephone consultations.