Missouri Rear-end Collision Attorneys Represent Injured Parties

Rolla firm pursues compensation for auto accident victims

Without warning, you might be struck from behind by a careless driver with no opportunity to avoid the crash. At Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C., we are rear-end collision lawyers in Rolla, Missouri who advocate for victims of these types of crashes. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to identify how the accident occurred and are determined to secure appropriate relief for clients through a verdict or settlement.

How do rear-end collisions happen?

Specific motorist behaviors that trigger rear-end crashes include:

  • Operating a vehicle while distracted — Paying attention to a cell phone or some other distraction decreases a motorist’s ability to adjust to an unexpected stop.
  • Tailgating — A driver who follows the vehicle ahead of them too closely is a hazard on the road.
  • Speeding — If a car is traveling too quickly, it is more likely to run into another vehicle and the resulting injuries could be more severe.
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs — Controlled substances, prescription drugs and alcohol slow driver reaction times.
  • Driving aggressively — Motorists who take out their aggression by driving carelessly might not be able to control their vehicle properly.
  • Failing to account for bad weather — When roads are slick, braking distance increases.

No matter what led to your rear-end accident, our attorneys are determined to maximize the compensation you receive for medical costs, lost income and the pain and suffering you endured.

Determining fault in a rear-end collision

Typically, the trailing driver is liable for causing a rear-end accident. However, there could be factors that make proving fault more complicated. A defendant motorist could claim that they ran into the car in front of them due to a brake failure or an unsafe road failure. In these cases, filing suit against multiple parties might be warranted. We will examine physical evidence and interview witnesses if that is required to get a full picture as to what happened.

Injuries you might get from a rear-end crash

When your vehicle is struck from behind, the impact and rapid back-and-forth movement could cause one or more types of injuries, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Bone fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Our Rolla car accident lawyers have the skill and resources to present a compelling case regarding the physical and emotional harm you’ve endured as a result of your rear-end collision.

What if your injuries seem minor?

Sometimes, you might not realize the full extent of your injuries in the first few days following a rear-end collision. You have five years to file a personal injury claim under Missouri law, but if you wait too long before getting a medical evaluation, defendants might allege that something else caused your physical problems. The effects of a collision that affects your brain or internal organs might be very serious even if you don’t immediately experience symptoms, so you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

When to contact a Missouri car accident attorney after a rear-end crash

Presenting the strongest possible case for damages depends on obtaining the evidence needed to support your position. When you reach out to our firm, we get to work immediately by reviewing physical evidence, locating key documents and finding witnesses who will testify regarding the rear-end crash. We know waiting for the compensation you deserve could be a serious hardship and will start negotiating right away with the auto insurance company in pursuit of a prompt, fair settlement.

Contact our Missouri law firm if you’ve been injured in a rear-end collision

Williams, Robinson, Rigler & Buschjost, P.C. in Rolla seeks compensation for victims of rear-end collisions and other types of auto accidents. To schedule an appointment with an experienced Missouri injury attorney, call 573-458-9481 or contact us online