Rear-end collisions are amongst the most common types of road traffic accidents, and they have the potential to occur anywhere, at any time. Unfortunately, driving too close to the car in front (tailgating), is a common problem and many rear-end collision occur during wet or wintry driving conditions, when other drivers fail to allow enough space between their vehicle and the one in front. If you’ve been rear-ended by a car (or even a bus or lorry), you could make a claim for rear-end collision compensation if you’ve been injured, provided the other driver was at fault. Why not take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim?
What happens in a rear-end collision?
When you are rear-ended by another vehicle, as the name suggests, you are hit from the rear. This could occur at speed – for example when you’re driving on a motorway – or even when you are stationary. You might think that you’re unlikely to be injured in a stationary rear-end collision, but you would be surprised. The jolting motion of your vehicle can cause your head and neck to snap forwards and back suddenly, leading to whiplash, neck and shoulder injuries that can be painful and take time to heal.
If you’ve been injured after being hit from behind and you’re considering making a claim for rear-end collision compensation, bear in mind that there’s a three-year time limit to make a personal injury claim. You may have suffered whiplash or injuries to your neck and back that have led to time off work to recover, or you could even have sustained serious head or facial injuries and broken bones after a high-speed collision on a motorway. Whatever has happened, you could make a claim for your pain, suffering and any loss of wages that have affected you as a result of your injuries.
Claim what you’re entitled to
Many people avoid making a personal injury claim because “it’s complex” or they’re worried about what other people will think of them. In reality, if you are entitled to claim compensation for an accident that was somebody else’s fault, why shouldn’t you do so? The claims process with Accident Advice Helpline is simple and straightforward and because our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, there are no upfront fees to worry about. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Car accident claims