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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Columbia Rear End Accident Lawyer

Columbia Rear End Accident Lawyer

Rear end collisions usually involve two vehicles traveling in the same direction, one in front of the other. The vehicles collide, and passengers in both vehicles can suffer serious injuries. One major question with this type of accident is, “Who is at fault?” Although you might assume the driver in the car behind is always to blame, the law of negligence is more complicated than that. Call The Stanley Law Group to discuss your crash. A Columbia rear end accident lawyer can review the facts of your case and provide insight into your rights to compensation. If hired, we will begin gathering evidence to prove fault.

How to Legally Analyze a Rear End Collision

South Carolina is a “fault” state for motor vehicle wrecks. This means that injured victims turn to the at-fault driver’s insurer for compensation to cover various expenses: medical bills, car repairs, lost income, and other damages.

Rear end collisions are sometimes open and shut. For example, you might have been waiting at a red light when a drunk driver smashed into you from behind. In that case, it’s pretty cut-and-dried that the drunk driver is at fault. You were just sitting and waiting for the light to turn green.

Other rear-end crashes could be the fault of either driver. For example, the driver in front might brake check for no reason at all. Or, the driver in the car behind could be tailgating and not give themselves enough space to stop. Rear end crashes in parking lots can also be the fault of either motorist.

Let us review the evidence to determine fault:

  • Testimony from anyone who observed the collision
  • Dash cam footage, if available
  • Video evidence from nearby businesses, if it captured the accident
  • Physical evidence on the cars, which shows how they came together
  • Any skid marks which show a driver tried to get out of the way

We piece together this evidence to establish fault. In South Carolina, you can seek financial compensation so long as your fault is no greater than the other drivers. That means you can be a little at fault—but not bear the majority of blame.

These are tough cases. The other side will probably blame you for the wreck, with the goal of reducing or eliminating their need to pay compensation. You should hire an experienced law firm to gather evidence and make your case. We know the different tricks insurance companies use, and we aren’t afraid to protect your rights.

Contact Our Law Firm for a Free Consultation

The Stanley Law Group built our reputation helping accident victims just like you navigate the claims process and obtain favorable compensation after a car wreck. We know what evidence to look for when our clients are hurt in rear end collisions. You can trust us to perform a thorough investigation of the incident. Give us a call and schedule your time to meet one on one. We offer a free consultation with an experienced Columbia rear end accident lawyer at our firm.

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