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Rear-End Accidents

Albuquerque attorney who will fight for you

You’re a responsible driver who follows the rules of the road and takes safety precautions every time you head out onto New Mexico’s roads. While being a responsible driver lessens the likelihood of being involved in a crash, it doesn’t guarantee that a crash won’t happen. Rear-end accidents happen when you least expect them. An inattentive driver could strike you from behind while you’re sitting at a red light, stopping at a stop sign or slowing down in traffic.

The driver who hits another vehicle from behind is almost always at fault. If you have been involved in a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries incurred as a result. That’s why you’ll need the legal advocacy of an experienced New Mexico auto accident attorney who will fight for you. Contact Szantho Law Firm so we can further discuss your options. We handle cases in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and throughout the state.

Rear-end accidents explained

Rear-end accidents usually happen in stop-and-go intersections but can also happen on busy roads when traffic slows down. You can also be rear-ended by a speeding driver while turning out of a side street.

  • Rear-end accidents often happen due to:
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Brake failure
  • Other vehicle defects

Many rear-end accidents happen at low impact. Some injuries may not seem serious, but they can lead to long-term complications. At high impact, injuries sustained in a rear-end accident can be severe. They may include:

  • Whiplash and other spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Take your claim seriously from the start

After you’ve been involved in a rear-end accident, you should always secure the scene to avoid another crash from occurring. Pull over to the side of the road or find a parking lot if you can. Make sure you exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver, take photos of the crash scene and speak to witnesses. Always call the police so they can examine the crash scene and construct a thorough accident report.

Following any auto accident, you should always seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t experience any signs that you’re hurt, you may have an underlying injury that could show up in a medical evaluation. Lastly, you should file a claim with your insurance company, but keep your comments to a minimum and refrain from speaking to the other driver’s insurance company. If they have any questions, they can ask attorney Andras Szantho.

For years, attorney Szantho has helped injured crash victims maximize their compensation, and he is prepared to take on some of the most complex cases. With a vast amount of legal knowledge, Szantho knows how to negotiate with stubborn insurance companies and take them to trial if they refuse to pay.

Find out how Szantho Law Firm can help you. Contact us online or call today at 866-853-2462.