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Rear-End Car Accidents

Posted by Bautista Leroy | Jun 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

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Bautista LeRoy provides an experienced team of  'Kansas City rear-end accident attorneys' Bautista-LeRoy LLC's dedicated team has proudly served the Kansas City Metropolitan Area since the 1990s as personal injury attorneys. We take great pleasure in offering outstanding legal representation spanning car, truck, motorcycle, and train accidents as well as elder abuse and nursing home neglect cases. With decades of combined knowledge in these areas of law, we aim for an optimal resolution in every case we take on.

Many individuals experiencing rear-end collisions don't know their next steps, from determining liability to understanding why these accidents have taken place. We will take an in-depth look into all aspects of these crashes - what happens after an accident occurs and the advantages of legal representation. Additionally, we provide tips for finding the appropriate attorneys and action steps needed by those who've suffered rear-end accidents.


Who is at fault in a rear-end car collision?

Rear-end accidents tend to fall under the responsibility of the car that rear-ended the other vehicle. Typically this decision can be easily determined using logic: drivers should maintain an appropriate distance to prevent collision. There may be exceptions - for instance, if the vehicle in front suddenly reverses or stops abruptly, they may share blame - but ultimately circumstances of each case depend.


What factors typically cause rear-end collisions?

Rear-end collisions occur for various reasons, with some of the more prominent being:

  • Driving while distracted can result in accidents and delayed responses, potentially putting lives and property at risk.
  • Tailgating occurs when someone follows too closely behind another vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident at their back end.
  • Exceeding the speed limit increases the risk of rear-end collisions.
  • Fog, rain, and snow can obstruct vision while making roads hazardously slick.


What should I do following a rear-end collision?

After being involved in a rear-end collision, it's crucial that:

  • Check injuries: Assess yourself for injuries that may require medical treatment.
  • Move to safety: Save yourself from further accidents by moving your vehicle to a safe roadside.
  • Exchange of information: After an accident has taken place, drivers involved should exchange contact and insurance details.
  • Document the scene: Take photographs of all involved cars and any damage.
  • Report an accident: Immediately report an incident to your insurer.


Why hiring a personal injury attorney is beneficial?

Personal injury attorneys can be invaluable partners when you're involved in rear-end accidents. Here's why:

  • Legal expertise: Personal injury attorneys possess the skill and experience needed to navigate complex legal processes on behalf of their clients and maximize compensation payments.
  • Negotiation Skills: Your attorney will negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies to seek fair compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and discomfort caused by the accident.
  • Peace of Mind: Relieve yourself of worries knowing your case will be handled professionally by an attorney and focus on healing instead.


When should an attorney be hired?

After being involved in an accident, it's wise to contact a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible - particularly in situations:

  • Injured and require medical treatment.
  • Liability may be unclear or contentious.
  • Insurance companies offer insufficient compensation.


How can I select an effective attorney?

Consider these criteria when searching for an attorney to represent your personal injury case:

  • Experience: When hiring an attorney to represent rear-end collision cases, seek someone with proven expertise.
  • Communication: Select an attorney who provides ongoing updates regarding the progress of your case.
  • Resources: Ensure the firm you select possesses all of the resources and staff necessary for efficiently handling your case.
  • Reputation: To gain insight into their reputation, read testimonials or client reviews.


Why Choose Bautista LeRoy LLC?

  • Experience: Our attorneys possess decades of experience representing personal injury cases
  • Individualized Assistance: At our firm, communication, and transparency are the most important - you will stay fully up-to-date throughout the legal process.
  • Support: At our disposal is a team of legal professionals capable of handling even the most intricate cases.
  • Proven Results: At our firm, we pride ourselves on producing successful outcomes on behalf of our clients and helping them secure the compensation they rightfully deserve.


Suggestions for Action

Take these immediate steps if involved in an accident with a rear-end vehicle:

  • Should an accident happen, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
  • Reach out to Bautista-Leroy and arrange an initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
  • As soon as a car accident happens, all documents related to it should be collected, such as medical records, police reports, and insurance details.
  • Do not provide details of an accident to an insurance adjuster or any other party without consulting with your attorney first.

Rear-end car accidents don't need to be managed alone. We can help! Contact us today at 816-221-0382 or send us an email on our Contact Page. Serving Kansas City, MO and KS as well as surrounding areas of Benton County and St. Louis.

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