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Rear End Car Accident

Rear End Car Accident More and more people sadly are being injured, and even dying, in Massachusetts automobile accidents.  As a Boston car accident lawyer, I see this all the time. These crashes happen in a variety of ways, and can result in a wide range of possible injuries. Many thankfully do not result in injury, but that is the rule rather than the exception.

One of if not the most common type of car crash in Massachusetts is the rear-end vehicle collisions. These impacts can cause injuries ranging from soft tissue injuries, to broken bones, and even death. They are no laughing matter.

Rear end accidents cause not only personal injuries, but also high medical bills, lost time from work, and property damage to motor vehicles. If you need a Boston lawyer for a car accident, we can help you. What occurs as a simple accident then turns into a world of confusion, pain, headaches, and stress.

Understanding the main causes of these crashes can hopefully help to reduce these increasingly common accidents. Here is some useful information that sheds light on the seriousness of this problem:

Rear End Collision Data
  • There are roughly 1.7 rear end collisions per year
  • 17,000 die in these accidents each year
  • Roughly 500,000 are hurt in these crashes
  • About 87% of rear enders occur because the at-fault driver was not paying adequate attention
Common Causes of Rear End Accidents

Distracted driving – With the explosion of smart phones, we are all becoming more and more distracted on the road. Whether it be texting, talking on, or emailing from smart phone, these devices and the distractions they create is causing more and more rear end accidents.  Eating and fiddling with

Speeding – Failure to follow posted speed limits is another manor contributor to rear end accidents.  By speeding and failing to follow the speed limit, an operator increases the likelihood of causing a rear end accident.

Heavy traffic – Heavily congested roadways cause bumper-to-bumper traffic. These driving conditions require operators to pay attention to the car they are following.  Failure to pay attention increases the likelihood of a rear end accident in stop-and-go traffic.

Fatigue – This is another common and all top frequent cause of rear end crashes. Studies have shown lack of sleep can have the same effects on the body and mind as intoxication.  Fatigue is a common cause of trucking accidents due to the rigorous hours and time demands on truck drivers.

Different Types of Rear End Colissions Ways to Avoid Rear End Accidents
  • Always keep a safe distance
  • Always drive the speed limit
  • Don’t be distracted in any way
  • Pay attention to driving conditions
  • Adjust your driving according to the weather elements
  • Break slowly
Boston Rear End Car Accident Attorney

Securing qualified legal representation is important when these accidents happen. If you need a Boston rear end car accident attorney, call Attorney Christopher Earley today for your completely free, no-obligation consultation. If you have not already, be sure to download our free book called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents today.

More Information: What Should You Do After A Massachusetts Car Accident?

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