If you have been involved in a rear-end motor vehicle accident, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind before making the decision to file a lawsuit. It is often asked whether a lawsuit should be filed if a rear-end motor vehicle accident has taken place. This is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and the answer depends upon the facts and circumstances of your case.
Whether or not you should pursue a lawsuit depends on the type and severity of injuries that you might have suffered as a result of your accident.
At a time of a rear-end motor vehicle accident, it is often the case that the driver is jerked forward and then their head snapped back violently causing a condition known as whiplash. Because adrenaline is flowing, it is common for drivers to have delayed injury symptoms.
Of course, high velocity rear-end accidents cause any number of accidents injuries ranging from soft tissue injuries to fatalities.
If you have been involved in a low-velocity impact and did not sustain personal injuries, it may not be necessary to file a lawsuit. If your property damage is less than your deductible, you are best advised to pay your deductible and allow your insurance carrier to seek subrogation with the offending vehicle.
However, if you have sustained personal injuries to your neck, back, upper and/or lower extremities or to any other part of your body, you should schedule a consultation with and retain a personal injury attorney and consider filing a lawsuit.
You are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future medical treatment. At the outset of the case, you may not feel significant personal injuries. However, over time, those injuries may surface, and you will only be protected if a lawsuit is filed on your behalf.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been in a car accident that was not your fault and have sustained any type of property damage or injury, you should strongly consider contacting an attorney like The Pearce Law Firm, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers, P.C.. If you have to file a claim, neither your insurance company nor the insurance company of the other party will be looking out for the best settlement. Instead, they will be looking for best way to save money, and that often results in accepting a smaller claim outside of court. We will look out for your best interests and help you fight for the settlement that you deserve.