Rear-end Accident in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Orland, Willows or Surrounding Areas?
The Most Common Type of Accident
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident, and at first blush, one might assume these are usually “minor” crashes that don’t cause injury. Our experience shows that in reality, even a seemingly minor rear-end crash can cause painful injuries, such as concussions, fractured vertebrae, or major sprains of the spine.
Not Usually About Fault
Most of the time, the person who does the rear-ending is at fault. They should have been going slower, or should have given more distance between their car, and the one in front of them. So in these types of accidents, what’s the fight about? The same things it’s about in a lot of personal injury cases:
- Did you have the injuries before the accident?
- Was there enough damage to the vehicles involved in your rear-end collision to cause injuries?
- Did you go to the doctor early enough?
- Did you go to the right doctor?
- Did you remember to complain about every pain or injury you got in the rear-end accident?
- Did you go to the doctor too many times?
- Did you not go to the doctor enough?
- Did that doctor charge too much?
- Did your doctor tell you to do treatments that didn’t work?
- Why didn’t your doctor tell you to do treatments that probably wouldn’t have worked, just in case they would have worked?
The insurance companies are going to fight you no matter what. If fault isn’t the reason, something else will be. Remember, it’s the adjuster’s job to argue with you, no matter what.
The Domino Effect
Sometimes one bad driver rear-ending you, can push you into the person in front of you. This can make your case far more complicated. Were you following too closely? Who hit who first? These kind of cases can be very hard to argue, and even harder to prove without an experienced attorney by your side. An experienced attorney like Max.