Rear End Collisions: Lawsuit Funding & Pre-Settlement Loans
If you’re the victim of a rear end collision, the bad news is that you or a loved one may have been injured. If you’re protecting your rights by filing a personal injury lawsuit, the fact that your car was hit from behind should strengthen your case. However, even the strongest auto accident claims may take months or years to resolve—and in the interim, medical bills and other costs can make it difficult for plaintiffs and their families to stay afloat financially. For some, the solution may be lawsuit funding—risk-free cash advances on your future settlement or jury award. Industry leader LawStreet Capital offers 24-hour approval for car accident lawsuit funding, and your lump sum can be delivered to you—or to your bank account—overnight.
Credit history and employment status are irrelevant to qualifying for a pre settlement auto accident loan. The primary factor for determining a plaintiff’s eligibility for legal funding is the strength of the case—and since lawsuits involving rear end collisions almost always favor the plaintiff, rear end accident victims have an excellent chance at qualifying for pre settlement legal loans.
Liability for a rear end auto accident
It’s not always clear who is at fault for a car accident. Fault is almost always determined by the circumstances of the accident and the applicable state law. Laws vary from state to state—however, generally, the driver behind you will almost certainly be deemed at fault for causing a rear end crash. In these situations, insurance companies rarely contest liability and instead negotiate on damages resulting from the crash (injuries to the driver and passengers, and damages to the vehicle).
If someone hits you from behind, it is virtually always the following driver’s fault. A basic rule of the road requires that you be able to stop safely if a vehicle stops ahead of you. As a tailing driver, if you ¬cannot stop in time and wind up rear-ending the vehicle in front of you, it’s presumed you are not driving as safely as you need to be under the circumstances. Damage to the vehicles involved usually proves how the accident hap-pened. If the other car’s front end and your car’s rear end are both damaged, it’s clear evidence that you were struck from the rear.
If both you and the car ¬behind are stopped when a third car runs into the car behind you and pushes it into the rear of your car, that “chain reaction” crash was probably caused by the driver of the third car, against whose liability insurance you would file a claim.
There are exceptions to this rule. Depending on state law, your own carelessness may reduce your compensation under the rule of comparative negligence. A common example is when one or both brake or tail lights were out, especially if the accident happened at night. Another example is when a car has mechanical problems but the driver failed to move it fully to the side of the road.
Possible injuries due to a rear end auto accident
There are many potential injuries that may occur due to a rear end collision. The severity depends on a number of factors, including the speed at which the car was hit, whether the person in the damaged vehicle was wearing a seat belt, and what physical position the person was in at the time of the collision. Three possible injuries are whiplash, concussion, spinal cord and spinal injuries.
- Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward, pushing your neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Treatment typically begins with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice applied to the painful neck muscles. Most people recover from whiplash in just a few weeks, but some people may develop chronic pain after a whiplash injury. In some people, this chronic pain can be traced to damage in the joints, disks and ligaments of the neck.
- A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Your brain has the consistency of gelatin. It’s cushioned from everyday jolts and bumps by the cerebrospinal fluid that it floats in, inside your skull. A violent blow to your head and neck or upper body can cause your brain to slide back and forth violently against the inner wall of your skull. Effects are usually temporary, but can include problems with headache, concentration, memory, judgment, balance and coordination. This injury needs time and rest to heal properly. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent.
- Spinal cord injury symptoms include pain, loss of sensation, loss of muscle strength, and loss of bowel, bladder, and sexual function, which may be temporary or permanent. Treatment involves immobilization of the spine, drugs to relieve symptoms, sometimes surgery and usually rehabilitation. Injuries may affect the spinal cord or the roots of the spinal nerves, which pass through the spaces between the back bones (vertebrae) of the spine. The bundle of nerves that extend downward from the spinal cord may also be injured. Injuries of the spinal cord cause nerve damage or dysfunction.
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