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Port St. Lucie Rear End Accident Lawyer

Rear end collisions are some of the most common car accidents in Port St. Lucie. Unfortunately, these wrecks can leave motorists with serious, sometimes permanent injuries. Many of our clients are struggling to return to work or even leave the house when they call us requesting help. Rear-end collisions are common at stop signs and intersections, as well as in parking lots. But, in reality, this type of wreck could happen anywhere, even on the open highway. Contact our Port St Lucie rear end accident lawyer for help with your case. You deserve the best legal help available. At Smith, Ball & Báez, we can bring a legal claim on your behalf for injuries suffered in a car accident.

Common Rear End Collision Injuries

A rear end collision will violently throw motorists forward. They can suffer terrible injuries including:

  • Whiplash
  • Facial injuries
  • Fractures
  • Chest injuries
  • Collapsed lung
  • Bruises or contusions
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Compressed nerve
  • Concussion
  • Back injuries

Even accidents at relatively low speeds can leave someone with painful injuries. Treatment can include conservative care, like painkillers, steroids, and physical therapy. More serious injuries might require admission to the intensive car unit, such as for a heart contusion or collapsed lung. And some injuries will require immediate, life-saving surgery.

Seat belts and airbags help minimize injuries, but they can’t prevent all of them. At high speeds, a seat belt can cause chest and internal organ injuries, like fractured ribs or a collapsed lung.

Suing for Compensation

Florida motorists should tap their personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to cover some of the costs of medical care and lost income. Please go to the hospital or doctor immediately to preserve your right to maximum PIP benefits. Florida law gives you 14 days to see a doctor or go to the hospital, otherwise you can lose out on any benefits.

In some situations, your injuries might be so serious that you need to sue the negligent driver who rear-ended you. This type of claim is based on whether the driver acted with reasonable care or made a mistake

Some of the most common reasons for rear-end collisions include:

  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Texting and driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Road rage
  • Falling asleep

Ideally, you should document your rear-end collision by calling the police and taking pictures of the vehicles involved. Also speak to eyewitnesses.

How much is your claim worth? We have years of experience valuing settlements. We will look at many factors, such as your medical bills and the amount of income lost as you recuperate. Other damages include pain, emotional distress, and damage to your car.

Fighting For Equal Justice

Our law firm is committed to protecting the rights of accident victims. We have collectively obtained millions of dollars for our personal injury clients who have suffered some of the worst injuries imaginable. If you want to learn more, please call our firm. One of our experienced Port St. Lucie rear end accident lawyers can go over the process for seeking compensation following a wreck.