Rear-end car accidents are defined as accidents in which one vehicle strikes the rear of another vehicle. These typically occur when both drivers are traveling in the same direction, and one driver stops or slows but the following driver does not. These are the most common type of motor vehicle accident, and may account for as much as 30% of all accidents.
Although the overall perception is that rear-end accidents are minor and relate in few accidents, they are nonetheless a common cause of minor brain injury and whiplash injuries. The severity of your injury may not be reflected in the damage to your vehicle, which can make it hard to prove injury.
On the other hand, proving fault in a rear-end car accident is often easy. In general, the following driver is cited, since these accidents are often caused by distraction of the following driver. Cell phones are a common cause of distraction, and an especially significant problem in Ontario, which has the second highest rate of cell phone use among drivers in the country.
If you have suffered significant injuries in a rear-end car accident and are interested in pursuing compensation from the other driver, we can help you understand your legal options. Please contact Findlay Law Offices today for a consultation at our location in Hamilton or Brantford.
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