One minute you are performing your daily Phoenix-commuter ritual; the next minute, you are extracting your face from your car’s safety airbag. You have been struck in a rear-end collision, and you literally do not know what hit you.
When you experience any car accident, it takes a while for the shock to subside. In the case of a rear-end collision, which catches you completely by surprise, the shock drives itself especially deep. As much as you may want to put the whole episode behind you, now is the time to act if you want to recover damages for the injuries you have sustained, medical costs you have paid, and wages you have lost.
Calling Zanes Law is one step you can take to cut down on just about everything else you have to do to resolve your case so you can focus on your health. We do everything from A to Z. Call today for a free consultation—with one call you will understand the scope of your case and can sign up for our legal representation: 833-214-0917.
Typical Injuries Suffered in Rear-End Collisions
When a car hits your car from behind, your head and the heads of your passengers suddenly whip back resulting in injured necks, shoulders, and upper backs. These injuries, referred to as “whiplash,” represent a common neck injury caused by rear-end collisions. Other injuries include the following:
Such damage usually manifests as contusions or bruises, and can also include broken ribs and internal injuries.
Cuts and scrapes
These injuries often the result of objects being thrown around in the car or airbag deployment.
Fraught with potentially long-term consequences, head injuries range in degree from scrapes, bruising and lacerations to brain damage.
Arm and leg injuries
Common forms of damage to the extremities include bruises, scrapes, sprains, and breaks.
Soft tissue injuries
These injuries are the most common and can be found in the form of connective tissue damage affects muscles, ligaments, and tendons (also “whiplash”).
Step One After Your Rear-End Collision: Get Yourself to a Doctor
In the trenches of post-accident trauma, you may not fully sense the extent of your injuries. Sometimes you might be inclined to downplay the physical damage your body has suffered, giving higher priority to property damage or the injuries sustained by your passengers.
The condition of your car is not going to worsen if you delay repair long enough to repair yourself. On the other hand, your body’s injuries can intensify the longer you wait to treat them. As such, it is essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible following your rear-end collision.
Furthermore, the value of possessing a medical record that ties your injuries to the date and time of your car accident will prove immeasurable should you decide to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Recoverable Damages From a Rear-End Collision in Phoenix, AZ
Any time you become injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages. When Zanes Law represents you in your case for compensation, our legal team will send the liable driver’s insurer a demand letter.
In the event the insurer refuses to agree to a fair settlement, our team will take things up a notch filing a personal injury lawsuit in Civil Court.
The judge can award you the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Damage to your vehicle
- Damage to your property
- Damages suffered by family members
Additionally, if a family member died as the result of a rear-end collision caused by another driver’s negligence, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver.
The legal team at Zanes Law can help you determine the damages to which you are entitled based on not only the information obtained in our initial consultations, but also a thorough review of your medical records and police reports.
Steps to Take if You are Injured in a Rear-End Collision in Phoenix, AZ
What you do following your rear-end collision can dramatically impact your chances of recovering damages from the other driver. There is much to be done, but you do not need to do it all yourself.
We suggest you take the following steps. They are quick and straightforward and can help your case down the road. Once you have handled step five, your end of the work is done, and you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
What to Do When You Have Experienced a Car Accident
Call 911. This step takes priority over calling your insurance agent. You need medical professionals and police to document your injuries, as well as the scene of the accident.
While you are waiting for help from your 911 call, take a look around and take in what you see. Photograph the accident and the surroundings, if you are able.
After the accident, if you have not been hospitalized, see a doctor for a more in-depth assessment of your medical condition. Hire a rear end collision lawyer serving Phoenix.
What Zanes Law Will Do to Help You With Your Personal Injury Claim
At Zanes Law, we do everything from A to Z—every step of resolving a rear-end collision in Phoenix falls squarely on our laps.
Here is a list of just some of the tasks we see to completion on your behalf when you retain our services in your personal injury case:
- A visit to the accident scene where we collect valuable evidence
- A survey of the scene of the accident
- Collecting police reports of the accident
- Gathering medical records
- Joining with accident reconstruction specialists who can present the likely events that led to the collision, and how the ensuing damages occurred
- Transmittal of a demand letter to the negligent driver’s insurer
- Filing of a lawsuit with the Civil Court if the insurer fails to agree to a fair settlement.
- Representation in a court of law
Rear-End Accident Case Results
Call Zanes Law today for a free case evaluation. We will take care of you, and all your legal needs in your rear-end collision case. 833-214-0917.