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Rear End Collision Attorneys in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Wheeling Rear Impact Crash Lawyers

Rolling Meadows Lawyers for Clients Hurt in Rear Impact Accidents

When your car is hit from behind by another driver, the impact on your life can be substantial. You might be looking at many months of intense medical treatment and physical therapy, not to mention a mountain of bills you are not able to pay. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we know that it can be difficult to recover from any kind of car accident, including a rear-impact collision. Our experienced lawyers have the knowledge and skills to help you get the compensation you need to begin moving forward again.

Our firm secured $1.7 million for a rear-end collision victim who required cervical fusion surgery.

Establishing Liability for a Rear End Accident in Palatine and Buffalo Grove

According to Illinois law, financial liability for a motor vehicle accident will fall on the person or people who caused the crash by their negligent actions or inaction. When a rear-end collision occurs, the driver of the trailing vehicle is usually the one who is liable. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that rear-end accidents are most often caused by driver inattention, there are many other factors that could contribute to such a collision, such as:

  • Speeding;
  • Drunk driving or drugged driving;
  • Following too closely, sometimes called "tailgating;"
  • Cell phone use or texting while driving;
  • Fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel; and
  • Failure to account for bad road conditions or inclement weather.

In some cases, the driver of the vehicle that was hit from behind could share in the liability for the crash. If the front vehicle, for example, did not have working brake lights, or the driver was weaving through traffic in a reckless manner, he or she might be found to be fully or partially liable for the accident. Chain-reaction crashes that involve more than two vehicles are especially complicated in terms of liability. The team at Newland & Newland, LLP can help you determine who was at fault and what your best course of action should be.

Protecting Your Best Interests

Rear-end accidents are well-known for causing injuries that are not obvious right away, including whiplash, soft-tissue injuries, and concussions due to the violent nature of the crash. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the insurance company of the at-fault party to offer a fast settlement before the full extent of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery have been determined. Accepting such a settlement could be an extremely costly mistake. You should never sign anything, agree to a settlement, or even make a statement to any insurance company before you consult with a skilled attorney from Newland & Newland, LLP

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team will handle the insurance company for you so that you can focus on making a full physical and emotional recovery. We will make sure that your rights and long-term best interests are protected, no matter what it takes. Our team is fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. This client-centered approach has allowed us to obtain many favorable verdicts and settlements for clients throughout the region, including those who were hurt in rear-impact accidents. Let us put our experience to work on your behalf.

Call Newland & Newland, LLP for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a rear-end car accident, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case review at any of our five convenient locations. Newland & Newland, LLP serves clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Pleasant, Schaumburg, Palatine, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, and surrounding areas.

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