Top-Rated Rear-End Accident Attorneys in Sherman Oaks

Injured in a rear-end car accident in Los Angeles? Contact the rear-end accident attorneys at The Drexler Law Firm & get the compensation you deserve.

Rear-End Accident Lawyers in Sherman Oaks

Any kind of car accident is frightening. Rear-end accidents are often more traumatic because it is unexpected and you never see it coming. If you have been in this type of accident you may be struggling with injuries, lost time from work, and increasing medical bills. You need a Los Angeles rear-end accident lawyer fighting for your rights. You should contact The Drexler Law Firm if you have been in a rear-end car accident.

What Should You Do After Getting Rear-Ended in a Car Accident?

It’s important to stay calm after a car accident occurs. Taking each of the following steps will help you achieve the best outcome possible.

  1. Pull Over
    If your car is still drivable, you should pull over to the side of the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic. Activate your hazard flashing lights.
  2. Call the Police
    You should call the police and request that they respond to the scene. If asked to give a statement by the police, be truthful but never admit fault.
  3. Seek Medical Attention
    Go to the E.R. or Urgent Care. Even if you have only suffered minor injuries, you should get checked out by a medical professional. Injuries, like whiplash, may not seem bad and may not be noticeable for days after a rear-end car accident. Experienced personal injury attorneys can arrange for treatment on liens.
  4. Gather Evidence
    This includes taking photos of the accident scene and damaged vehicles. You should write down the contact information of all witnesses.
  5. DO NOT Give a Statement
    Do not give a statement or discuss the accident with the other driver’s insurance agents. You are only required to cooperate and speak with your own insurance agents.

Should You Hire a Rear-End Accident Attorney in Los Angeles?

Proving who is at-fault in an accident is challenging even in a rear-end accident case. An experienced attorney is uniquely qualified to evaluate the facts of your accident and bring in appropriate experts to render opinions regarding fault. Insurance companies have their teams of adjusters, attorneys, and experts working to defeat your claims. You need a lawyer who specializes in this area of law and has a proven track record of obtaining large settlements and jury trial verdicts. The insurance companies know who these attorneys are and offer more money in settlements to avoid trial. You need to hire a Los Angeles Auto Accident Lawyer with extensive experience and a proven track record in successfully representing injured car accident victims.

Common Causes of Rear-End Auto Accidents

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents. There many reasons these accidents occur:

  • Unsafe speed for the conditions and following too closely
  • Alcohol, drugs, and prescription medications
  • Drowsy driving
  • Unsafe lane changing
  • Inattention, distractions, and texting while driving 
  • Mechanical problems and brake failure

What Types of Injuries Commonly Occur in Rear-End Accidents?

  • Whiplash
    Whiplash happens when a person’s head quickly moves backward and then forward. These injuries primarily affect the neck and cervical spine.
  • Concussion
    A concussion is a mild brain injury that is caused by trauma or a jolt or sudden shaking. Concussions are serious and can result in headaches, memory loss, and cognitive deficits. 
  • Back Pain
    Damage to the spine can include herniated discs and denervated nerves. Severe herniation from a back injury can result in radiating pain to the lower extremities. 
  • Fractured Bones
    Rear-end trauma can cause compound and comminuted fractures or less severe stress fractures. Once bones heal, physical therapy is often required.
  • Emotional Distress
    The physical injuries and other damages that arise from accidents often cause mental anguish and depression. In severe cases, psychological treatment can help deal with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

How Much Compensation Can You Expect?

The type of compensation you receive will depend on how severe the damage is to your car, the nature and extent of your injuries, the amount of your current and future medical bills, the extent of your disability, and the amount of your lost earnings. 

Once property damage for a damaged or totaled vehicle has been paid and the economic damages are calculated (like medical bills and lost earnings), the value of your non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, is negotiated between your attorney and the insurance adjuster or defense attorney retained by the insurance company. 

An experienced personal injury attorney, with a proven track record of large settlements and jury trial verdicts, will likely get a higher negotiated settlement. If the insurance adjuster or defense counsel refuses to make a reasonable offer to settle, you need a well-seasoned trial attorney to take the case to trial and obtain a fair jury verdict. Learn more about how much you can expect from your car accident settlement.

Why Choose The Drexler Law Firm?

The attorneys at The Drexler Law Firm have extensive experience representing injured car accident victims. We have a proven track record of obtaining large settlements and sizeable jury verdicts in trial on behalf of our clients. We have a hands-on approach and address client needs with compassion and personal attention. We have the advocacy skills and the passion to fight for your right to be made whole and receive the best settlement possible. David Drexler is Nationally Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. The Drexler Law Firm has the skills, the experience, and the resources to deliver the best representation for injured victims in all types of accident cases.

Serving Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Valley, Greater Los Angeles, and Southern California

The Drexler Law Firm is located at 13808 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oak, California 91423. Near the junction of Interstate 405 and U.S. 101, we are conveniently located between Mammoth Avenue and Matilija Avenue, with free parking behind our building. We are committed to offering the best personal injury legal services in Sherman Oaks, the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California. 

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The easiest and most important step to assure that you get the fair compensation you need and deserve is to call The Drexler Law Firm and schedule a free consultation with a skilled rear-end accident lawyer in Los Angeles. We can answer your questions and start processing your claim. At The Drexler Law Firm we will take the time to evaluate the facts of your case and walk you through the legal process. It is important to get started quickly because the insurance company is not waiting around. They are busy gathering physical evidence and talking to witnesses to defeat or minimize your claim.

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