Chicago Rear-End Auto Accident Attorneys

Representing Clients throughout Illinois with Rear-End Auto Accident Cases

Being hit from behind in a rear-end auto accident can be a particularly scary and unsettling experience. Unfortunately, rear-end auto collisions are the most common type of car accident.  In fact, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 25,622 people were injured in rear-end collisions in 2009 alone.  Rear-end collisions are frequently caused by cell phone use while driving, excessive speeding but they can also be caused by auto defects, such as faulty brakes.

The experienced Chicago rear-end collision attorneys at Ankin Law have considerable experience representing clients involved in a variety of auto accidents, including rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, alcohol-related accidents, cell phone-related auto accidents, and highway accidents. We have focused on representing the victims of auto accidents and other personal injury accidents for several years. As such we have experience and legal knowledge that is second to none.

Our Chicago rear-end auto accident attorneys are able to proficiently communicate and negotiate with the insurance companies in an attempt to settle the claim quickly and favorably. If a favorable settlement cannot be reached, we draw on our significant trial skills and experience to vigorously advocate on your behalf in a court of law to get you the compensation that you need and deserve following your rear-end auto accident.

If you have been involved in a rear-end auto collision, contact the Chicago auto accident attorneys at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible personal injury claim.

Presumption of Liability

Under Illinois law, there is a legal presumption that the motorist that rear-ended the other vehicle is at fault. This presumption can be rebutted by the rear-ending motorist in cases where the other driver caused a driving hazard that could not be avoided. Moreover, the presumption can be further complicated when a driver rear-ended another driver as a result of being rear-ended himself or herself by another car. In these cases, complex legal issues of comparative negligence and contributory negligence come into play. A skilled Chicago rear-end auto accident attorney can explain the concepts of contributory negligence and comparative negligence to you and apply these theories to your rear-end auto accident.

Common Injuries in Rear-End Collisions

Although some rear-end auto accidents involve minimal property damage to the vehicle involved, rear-end collisions can involve serious injuries, many of which may not be immediately noticeable and have little or no pain or symptoms.  Many times injuries resulting from a rear-end auto accident do not become apparent until shortly after the collision occurred.

Some common rear-end auto accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Back injuries, such as a herniated disc
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Knee injuries

If you or a loved one has been involved in a rear-end auto accident, do not delay. Time is of the essence in collecting evidence, documenting the accident and any injuries, and pursuing a possible personal injury claim. Contact the knowledgeable Chicago rear-end auto accident attorneys at Ankin Law at (800) 442-6546 today to schedule a free consultation.