Rear-end accidents can differ from other types of car accidents. Just like in most states, the driver who rear-ends another in Minnesota is not necessarily the one at fault. The fact is, the driver in front of that driver may be at fault. It all comes down to the details and the circumstances that surround the accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rear-end accident that has caused them injury, you may have a case. You can speak with a Minnesota rear-end accident lawyer in our office. Simply provide the details of the accident, and we can determine whether or not you have a case and what types of compensation you may be able to recover.
Causes Of Rear-End Accidents
As stated before, a rear-end accident is not necessarily due to negligence. Negligence is typically indicated by skid marks that are on the road. However, there are situations where skid marks do not mean negligence on the part of the driver, which means other areas of the case have to be considered.
If the accident was due to bad brakes, there is a possible product liability claim. Perhaps the manufacturer of the brakes made a faulty brake or the manufacturer of the vehicle made a mistake when they were installing the brakes.
Another reason for a rear-end accident is brakes that are poorly maintained. A trucking company or any company that has a fleet of trucks or cars that are used to conduct business has a responsibility to maintain their vehicles. If they don’t and maintenance reports show that they weren’t, the company may be on the defending end of a personal injury lawsuit.
The most common injuries that individuals receive in rear end collisions include whiplash, spinal cord injuries and back injuries. However, an accident involving a truck can be more devastating. Individuals have become trapped between their steering wheels and the seats, resulting in damage to the sternum. Impact with the steering wheel or hard impact with the airbag can cause severe damage to the face and head. While rear-end collisions may not seem that severe, they can be. There can be broken bones and so much more.
In the end, a great deal of medical care may be needed, and this means high medical bills. As soon as you are able, you will want to speak with your lawyer about the accident and the damage that it has caused so that you can possibly move toward receiving compensation for those expenses.
Contact A Minnesota Rear-End Accident Lawyer
If you have been in a car accident where you were rear-ended, the accident was not your fault, and you sustained injuries, you may be able to hold the other driver responsible for your injuries. By evaluating all of the elements of the case, the Meshbesher Law Firm can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and pursue the other person so that your medical bills and other expenses can be paid for by them. To find out more, call us at 612-349-5215 for a free consultation.