High-Impact, Rear-end Collisions

How Common Are Rear-End Collisions?

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accidents. About 2.5 million out of over 6 million total accidents involve a rear-end collision in the U.S. Rear-end accidents commonly occur at low speeds, but the consequences can be catastrophic, especially if the at-fault driver was distracted or drunk and had little time to react.

Connecticut vehicle laws require drivers to follow at a safe distance and be able to stop for vehicles in front of them. Typical scenarios for rear-end collisions are a sudden decrease in speed by the first car (for example, to avoid someone crossing the street are vehicles slowing down in front of it) when the following car is too close to react in time to avoid a collision. But, rear-end collisions also occur at traffic lights and stop signs when drivers approaching from behind are inattentive.

Hartford-Based Car Accident Lawyers For Victims

Injuries to the occupants are usually much worse for the impacted vehicle, because occupants of the following vehicle often anticipate the imminent impact and take automatic measures. It has been stated by doctors that the less damage there is to the vehicle, the more damage there is to the occupants. This is the result of occupants absorbing the force and not the car.

In all motor vehicle cases, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the incident in question, and enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. At McCoy & McCoy, we take immediate action, collaborating with experts in a variety of fields.

If you or a loved one was a victim of injury caused by a motor vehicle accident, please call our law firm at 860-856-9283 or complete a free case evaluation form.

If we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

Our team of experienced litigators will vigorously advocate for your full and fair compensation in court if the opposing party refuses to settle for the amount of recovery you deserve.

Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy — a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.