Rear End Accident Lawyer In Kingwood
Rear end collisions are one of the most common car and traffic accidents on the road today. When a rear end collision occurs, the damage can range from a scratch on the bumper to catastrophic property damage and significant personal injury.
If you've been involved in a rear end accident, call the Kingwood, TX Rear End Accident Lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP at (713) 981-4100 for help.
Common Causes of Rear End Collisions
Rear end collisions occur every day in the Greater Houston area, including Kingwood. Common causes of a rear end accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting/Talking on the phone
- Reckless driving
- Heavy traffic
- Slow-moving cars
Establishing why the other driver caused the rear end accident can sometimes be difficult. Most at-fault drivers won't readily admit their actions caused the rear end accident. An experienced rear end accident lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation to show how the accident occurred and why you weren't at fault for the accident.
Who Is At Fault For A Rear End Accident?
Rear end accidents can involve two cars or several cars, depending on the speed and traffic conditions. Simply being rear-ended does not mean the drivers that caused the rear end accident was at fault. The driver may claim other conditions led to the accident, such as bad road conditions, another vehicle contributed to the accident or a pedestrian darted out into the road causing the driver to react in a manner that led to the rear end collision.
In Texas, in order to receive financial damages, you will need to prove the other driver was negligent. To prove negligence, you must show:
- The other driver owed you a legal duty of care, i.e., driver exercised reasonable care while driving;
- The other driver breached the legal duty of care; and
- The other driver's actions caused your injuries and/or damages.
Proving the elements of negligence can be complicated. It may be easier to prove the other driver was not exercising reasonable care, but what about proving your injuries were the result of the other driver's actions? You may have a pre-existing medical condition that the other driver may claim isn't related to his driving behavior. Or the other driver may claim you're exaggerating your injuries. An experienced rear end collision lawyer can help you gather the necessary information to not only prove fault, but prove your injuries were related to the accident.
Our Rear End Accident Lawyers Serve The Kingwood Area
Injured in a rear end accident in Kingwood? Call Hernandez Sunosky, LLP at (713) 981-4100 for help. Our legal consults are free.