Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car collision. In fact, there are about 1.7 million occurrences on U.S. roads each year.
When it comes to rear-end collisions, there is a lot of misinformation out there. At Klein Frank, our Boulder car accident attorneys know all too well the damages that these accidents can cause. Below, we debunk some of the most common myths about rear-end collisions so that, if you are involved in one, you can ensure your rights are protected.
Myth #1 - Injuries Are Often Faked.
DEBUNKED: It's fairly easy to spot a fake injury claim, so those that go to the doctor and move forward with legal action typically have a valid and legitimate injury.
Myth #2 - Serious Injuries Don’t Occur.
DEBUNKED: While a rear-end collision may be minor, it can result in head and brain injuries, neck injuries such as whiplash, and even broken bones.
Myth #3 - The Behind Driver Is Always Liable.
DEBUNKED: There are instances where the behind driver may not be liable; for instance, if the car ahead doesn't have working brake lights to alert others they are stopping.
Myth #4 - You Don’t Need an Attorney.
DEBUNKED: An attorney working on your side will ensure your case is handled correctly, fully investigated, and the best settlement is obtained with all legal issues considered.
If you or a loved one is injured in a rear-end accident, please know that Klein Frank is here to stand in your corner and ensure that you receive the compensation you need to heal and move forward with your life. With over 60 years of legal experience, our attorneys are committed to being the difference-makers for those injured across Colorado and for you.
Contact Klein Frank at (303) 448-8884 to get started with your free, personalized case review.