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McKinney Rear End Collisions Accident Lawyer

Our Collin County Lawyers Will Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable

There are a wide variety of car accidents that happen every day, and most of the time, these collisions occur because of a negligent driver. While fault for a car crash is not always clear, there are some situations where one driver will be considered to be primarily responsible. In a rear end collision, a driver who strikes another vehicle from behind will normally be deemed at fault, though shared responsibility can occur if the other driver braked hard before being rear ended. Even in accidents where one driver (and his or her insurance company) accepts liability, victims almost always fail to receive full compensation for their damages without legal counsel. Accordingly, it is important to work with a qualified legal team that can provide comprehensive representation for car accident victims.

The team at Burress Injury Law has more than 200 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, and we have handled cases throughout Texas and across the United States. Our attorneys have tried almost 400 cases before juries. We know the difficulties that injury victims often face, and we are dedicated to helping them take the proper steps to ensure that those who caused their injuries are held responsible for their negligent actions. Our team works personally with our clients to ensure that their needs are met, and we will aggressively pursue settlements with insurance companies or lawsuits in court to ensure that victims will receive the full compensation they deserve.

Causes of Rear End Accidents

As mentioned above, a driver who strikes another vehicle in the rear will usually be found responsible for causing the accident. There are multiple reasons that drivers may fail to slow down or stop in time to avoid a rear end collision, including :

  • Distracted driving - Talking or texting on a cell phone while behind the wheel or other types of distractions can take a driver's attention away from the road and make it more difficult for them to respond to stopped or slow-moving traffic ahead.
  • Speeding - Driving too fast for conditions or exceeding the posted speed limit makes it more difficult to stop in time to avoid a collision.
  • Reckless driving - Driving in an aggressive or careless manner may cause a driver to lose control and collide with others from behind. Tailgating, or following too closely behind a vehicle that a driver believes is traveling too slowly, can make it impossible for them to avoid colliding with a vehicle that slows down suddenly.
  • Drowsy driving - Drivers who are tired or fatigued will often have longer reaction times. If a person closes their eyes momentarily, they will be much more likely to strike other vehicles from behind.
  • Drunk driving - If a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will be more likely to make impulsive decisions, and they may be unable to respond quickly to traffic conditions. This can greatly increase the likelihood that they will be involved in rear end collisions.
  • Failing to obey traffic signs or signals - Drivers who fail to stop at red lights or stop signs or who make other illegal maneuvers will be much more likely to rear-end another car.

Contact Our McKinney Rear End Accident Attorneys

Any driver who causes an accident because they were engaged in one of the above activities can be held liable for the damages suffered by others who were involved in the collision. Our lawyers help victims take the necessary steps to seek compensation from a negligent driver. If you were involved in a rear-end car accident, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 214-726-0016 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Our team provides comprehensive representation in serious injury and wrongful death cases. Our comprehensive representation starts with a minimum two-hour meeting with one of our attorneys and paralegals. We help our clients receive necessary medical treatment (orthopedists, neurologists, physical therapy, chiropractic care, psychologists, and most specialist physicians) with no upfront, out-of-pocket medical expenses to our clients. In summary, we fully represent our clients' interests, including handling all correspondence and discussions with opposing insurance company adjusters and attorneys, so that they can focus on healing their bodies and minds. We insist on recovering full compensation for our clients following their car accidents while delivering compassionate representation.

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