Rear-end Car Accidents: Automobile accidents are traumatizing. Often caused by an inattentive or impaired driver, accidents may have other contributing factors or parties as well, such as a defective vehicle or a misplaced sign. The auto accident attorneys at Gill & Chamas act as “detectives,” examining every aspect of your collision and uncovering all responsible parties.
Distracted driving accident cases are on the rise according to the CDC. In the age of technology and cell phones it is easy to become distracted by a phone call, text or post on social media. It is important to remember that no phone call or anything on your phone is worth getting in an accident over. Often times rear-end accidents occur because someone was distracted.
According to the NTSA’s distraction.gov website, an accident is 23 times more likely when one is texting and driving. This, of course, is just one form of driver distraction, and every accident is unique.
If you have been the victim of a rear-end accident it is important to get the representation you deserve. Here at Gill and Chamas we have represented numerous clients who have been involved in rear-end accidents. One of the firm’s largest recoveries includes a $6.5 million verdict for a 47 year-old male who was involved in a serious car accident.
Raymond Gill Jr. represented the plaintiff and contended that the defendant driver negligently struck his vehicle in the rear. The lawsuit claimed that the force of the impact caused bruising to his kidneys, and a thoracic herniation which impinged on the spinal cord. A neurologist stated the plaintiffs multiple sclerosis was made worse by the herniated disc sustained in the accident. The Jury found the defendant 100% negligent.
Gill and Chamas is conveniently located in Woodbridge and Howell New Jersey. If you or someone you know has been involved in an automobile accident, contact the attorneys at Gill and Chamas for a free consultation (732) 324-7600.