Many people believe that rear-end auto accident cases are among the easiest personal injury cases of all. After all, the driver in the rear must be at fault, right? He or she was following too close to make a safe stop, right? It seems simple enough, but as with most cases involving auto accidents, the reality is often far more complicated than that - especially when powerful insurance companies get involved. That’s when you will want to be sure you have an experienced, fearless auto accident attorney such as Larry S. Buckley in your corner.
With an impressive history of success in handling cases arising from Sacramento rear-end auto accidents, Mr. Buckley has the skill, tenacity, and resources to win even the most complex lawsuits. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a rear-end auto accident, or if you have tragically lost someone you love in such an accident, he will fight for the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
About Rear-end Auto Accidents
Drivers are legally obligated to maintain a safe distance between their vehicles and the vehicles in front of theirs. This means that they should be able to brake safely or otherwise be able to avoid a collision if the vehicle in front of theirs slows down or comes to a full stop. The surest way to measure a safe distance is to use the old-fashioned playground method of counting to three (“one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi, three-Mississippi”) using a landmark along the side of the road to measure the distance between the rear of the vehicle in front of your vehicle and the front of your vehicle.
As long as you can reach the third “Mississippi” before your hood reaches that landmark, then there is sufficient distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. On the other hand, if there is not a three-second distance, there is probably not sufficient space to stop in the event of an emergency.
Larry S. Buckley can handle your case if you have been injured in a rear-end accident resulting from the rear driver:
- Failing to maintain the proper distance between his or her vehicle and yours
- Failing to maintain a safe speed or otherwise driving recklessly
- Being distracted by a smartphone or other technology and colliding with your vehicle as a result
- Running a stop sign, traffic light, or otherwise ignoring the rules of the road
- Colliding with your vehicle while you were executing a safe lane change or turn
- Being unable to brake due to faulty brakes or another defective automotive product
Although damages vary from case to case, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, hospital bills, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other demonstrable losses and expenses. If you lost a member of your family in a rear-end auto accident, you may be further entitled to funeral expenses, future lost wages and benefits, and loss of support and consortium.
Arrange for a Case Evaluation
To arrange for an evaluation of your rear-end auto accident case, please contact The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley today.