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What Are the Most Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents in Houston? 

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Harris County Car Crash Injury LawyerAlthough rear-end car accidents are frequently referred to as “minor fender-benders,” rear-end car accidents are very common and are serious enough to be responsible for nearly 10 percent of fatal car crashes. Even when rear-end accidents appear to be less serious, they can cause vehicle occupants to suffer long-term, debilitating injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, get help from a Texas personal injury lawyer who can help determine whether you can take action against a responsible party. 

What Are Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents? 

Most rear-end accidents are caused when one car is tailgating another, although the causes for tailgating vary. These include but are not limited to: 

Sometimes bad weather or mechanical failure is responsible for car crashes, but the vast majority of accidents are due to human error, meaning someone is responsible for the crash. 

What Are Common Injuries of Rear-End Car Accidents? 

Even low-speed rear-end accidents can cause serious injuries that are difficult and expensive to treat. This is because when a car suddenly stops, the human body keeps moving forward; even if it gets caught by the seatbelt, it can still hit the steering wheel, dashboard, or flying objects.  Common injuries include, but are not limited to: 

  • Neck injuries, especially whiplash

  • Brain injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries 

  • Hand and wrist injuries 

  • Facial injuries

  • Crush injuries and internal injuries 

Who is Responsible for Rear-End Car Crashes? 

In the vast majority of cases, the rear car that hits the car in front of it is responsible for the rear-end collision. This is because drivers have a responsibility to leave a safe distance between themselves and the car in front of them. However, the fact that someone is clearly responsible for causing a rear-end accident does not mean they will do the right thing and take responsibility for their actions. A personal injury lawyer can help conduct an investigation that makes the case for their guilt. 

Contact a Harris County Car Crash Lawyer

If you or someone you love have been injured or killed in a serious rear-end car accident, call an aggressive Houston, TX car accident attorney at the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec to get help pursuing justice. We do not accept bad settlement offers from cheap insurance companies who just want to make the problem go away; instead, we doggedly pursue the compensation you actually deserve for your pain and suffering. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at 281-643-2000



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