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Rear End Car Crash

Being in a rear-end car crash is a terrifying experience. One moment, you're driving along, minding your own business, and the next moment, you're slammed from behind. The impact can be jarring and disorienting, and it can be difficult to assess the damage or injuries in the immediate aftermath.

In the United States, rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 1.7 million rear-end crashes each year, resulting in an estimated 500,000 injuries and 1,700 deaths.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to rear-end collisions, including:

  • Speeding: Drivers who are speeding are less likely to be able to stop in time to avoid a collision.

  • Tailgating: Drivers who tailgate are too close to the car in front of them, which gives them less time to react to a slowdown or stop.

  • Distracted driving: Drivers who are distracted by their phones, the radio, or other passengers are more likely to rear-end another car.

  • Hazardous weather conditions: Rain, snow, and ice can all make it more difficult to stop, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision.

If you are involved in a rear-end car crash, there are a few things you should do:

  • Pull over to a safe location and assess the damage. If you are able to, check on the other driver and any passengers to see if they are injured.

  • Call the police and file a report. This is important for insurance purposes, and it can also help to document the accident if there are any legal issues down the road.

  • Exchange information with the other driver, including your names, addresses, insurance information, and driver's license numbers.

  • Take pictures of the damage to both cars. This will help to document the accident and support your claim with your insurance company.

  • Call the attorneys at Funk Law Group at 713-449-5771!


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