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Rear End Accidents

Recovering Compensation in West Virginia

Rear-end accidents occur on almost every type of roadway in West Virginia, including city streets, highways and rural roads. They can lead to serious injuries that require lengthy and expensive medical treatment. And in the meantime, you may be unable to work, resulting in lost income. The car accident attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help you recover compensation.

Most often, the driver in the rear vehicle is at fault in a rear end car accident. He or she may have been tailgating, texting, talking on a cellphone, speeding, or simply not paying attention. Drunk drivers are also prone to cause these types of car accidents, as their vision and ability to operate a vehicle are severely impaired.

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In some cases, the driver ahead is at fault. For example, a driver ahead who suddenly jams on the brakes for no apparent reason could be responsible for a rear-end accident, particularly in fast moving traffic on highways and larger, cross-town arteries.

Serious injuries can happen at any speed

Generally, the likelihood of catastrophic or fatal injuries is greater at higher impact speeds. But you shouldn't allow an auto insurance company to dismiss your claim just because your crash happened at a relatively low speed. Even low-impact crashes can cause serious injuries. Common injuries sustained in a rear-end accident include:

  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Neck injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Contusions
  • Disfiguring injuries

At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our car crash attorneys take our duty to our clients extremely seriously. We will carefully review the facts in your rear-end accident case, and can advise you what you can expect with regard to compensation. There are many factors to evaluate, including the severity of injuries, the long-term impact on your ability to earn a living, your lost wages, and other financial damages such as the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Your pain and suffering associated with the accident is also an important factor to assess.

In many cases, we are able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if the insurance company won't negotiate, we will fight for you in court.

If you were injured in a rear end accident, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by phone at 304-720-1000 or online. We are here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000