Rear End Collisions
Car Accident Lawyer for Rear End Accidents in Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha
Were you rear ended by a distracted, speeding, or drunk driver? A rear end accident can lead to very serious injuries that can take many weeks, months, or longer to resolve.
At Gruber Law Offices, our 16 lawyers and 80 support staff go above and beyond the ordinary in our level of client service.
We have established our firm to serve our clients as they deserve – with personal attention, compassion, and great service. Injured in a rear end accident? Call us and let us get to work for you. There are no legal fees unless we win for you.
Wisconsin Rear End Accident Statistics: Speeding Drivers
Rear end accidents are commonly the result of a driver who was speeding, not paying attention, driving too fast for weather conditions, or intoxicated. The statistics for 2012 reveal the following total numbers of speed related crashes in Wisconsin:
16,416 speed related
3,304 drivers aged 16-19
3,294 drivers aged 20-24
3,383 drivers aged 24-34
Types of Injuries in Rear End Accidents
Rear end accidents are often very serious and lead to severe or permanent injuries. The speed of the impact will make a difference in the degree of the injuries sustained, but even at slow speeds, the consequences can be fatal.
Common types of injuries sustained in rear end accidents include:
- Cuts, abrasions, lacerations
- Muscular related injuries – Bruises, sprains, tendon damage, ligament damage
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Causes of Rear End Accidents
Speeding is a common cause of a rear end accident, but increased cell phone use has added to the risks of a collision by a negligent vehicle operator. Drivers who are focused on a digital device do not have their attention on the road ahead.
The Wisconsin weather conditions also contribute to rear end accidents, particularly when the driver is travelling too fast for the weather and road conditions, and is unable to bring their vehicle to a halt.
Your Settlement or Verdict: What Are The Potential Damages?
There are several types of damages that should be paid to an injured party in a rear end accident. These include the following:
These are the financial losses you have suffered, including the costs of medical care, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, lost wages, transportation, property damage, and other costs that may arise, including the need to refit a home to accommodate a seriously injured person.
The damages paid to an injured person include payment for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional anguish and other types of damages, based upon the degree of the injuries suffered, and the long term impact upon the victim.
Connect With Our Firm Today
At Gruber Law Offices, our car accident lawyers are ready to work for you. We are committed to pursuing the maximum possible in damages and we can advise you of the value of your claim by speaking with you and exploring the circumstances of the accident.
Generally, a rear end accident is the fault of the driver behind. We want to speak with you and are able to come to you in the hospital or in your home if you are unable to come to our offices. You can completely trust our firm to go the distance and to help you fight for every possible form of damages. Call us now.
- Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Crash Facts
Testimonials by Gruber Law Offices LLC Clients
I had an accident in 2006 – inattentive driver rear ended me at full speed. I still have permanent injuries from that accident. Gruber and his associates treated me with respect and kindness… they helped pay my growing medical bills while the case was pending, they were constantly calling me to keep me in the loop of what was going on, they were way more organized than I was, I even received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers after a major surgery. I even remember jokingly telling Mr. Gruber (who gave me a blue t-shirt) that he should have pink ones for his female clients. Not long later I got a pink shirt in the mail. He got my case settled out of court pretty fast. I would highly highly highly recommend them without a doubt.