San Jose Rear-End Accident Lawyers
Serving Rear-End Car Accident Victims for More than 40 Years
Serious injuries can occur when another vehicle hits you from behind, even if the other vehicle was traveling at a relatively slow speed. In addition to physical and emotional injuries, drivers and passengers involved in rear-end collisions may also incur medical expenses and lost wages. At Bohn & Fletcher, LLP, our auto accident attorneys have helped victims of rear-end collisions throughout the Bay Area recover just compensation for more than four decades. We represent clients throughout California, with a special focus on cases in the Bay Area near our San Jose office.
After a Rear-End Collision
It is crucial to understand what to do in an accident so you can preserve important evidence for your case and get the medical treatment you need. For example, we urge our clients to get a medical evaluation, even if you think you are unharmed. An injury from a rear-end collision or a head-on collision may go unnoticed if not immediately treated. Also, if you are physically able, you should try to get photos or video of the accident at the scene and contact information of witnesses. The other party’s insurance company may tell you that you are unlikely to win any compensation for your injuries if the damage to your vehicle is not substantial. This is not always true, and you should never sign a settlement agreement without first consulting a qualified injury lawyer.
Auto Accident Injuries
In most cases, the driver of the front car in a rear-end collision case is able to establish that the driver of the car in back is at fault. Beyond the physical and financial damages, victims of rear-end collisions may suffer significant emotional harm, such as recurrent nightmares and fear of driving. Since the driver and passengers in the first car may have had no warning and had little or no time to brace themselves before being struck, they often experience ailments such as:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Injury to the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine
- Facial and head injuries
- Shock or trauma
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Broken ribs or torso contusions
Our San Jose attorneys are here to help you recover full compensation for damages caused by rear-end accidents, or any other type of auto accident. We will help you resolve your claim before litigation is necessary or take your case to trial to make sure that you are not taken advantage of by the responsible driver or an insurance company.
Call Today for Your Free Initial Consultation
Bohn & Fletcher offers free initial consultations for all clients. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay us if you are awarded a financial recovery for your injuries. Our Bay Area attorneys gladly visit your home or a hospital if you cannot travel. Contact us online or call 408-556-9780 today for your free initial consultation.