What to Do In the Case of a Rear-End Collision

If you’ve been injured in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of David Kohm know car accident liability laws. Contact them to find out what you are entitled to and to file your claim.

Liability Laws
Car accident cases can be tricky because you’re only entitled to compensation if you were not at fault for the accident. If you caused the accident or are otherwise legally liable for it, you can’t get compensation. The good news is that there are very few cases in which one person is entirely at fault for an accident. So you will probably get some type of compensation.

There are less problems with determining fault in a rear-end collision than in other types of auto accidents. In the majority of cases, the person who hit you from behind is at fault, regardless of the reason he or she hit you. This means that if you were hit by behind, you are probably entitled to full compensation for your injuries and your damages.

What to Do After An Accident
If an accident occurs, you need to call the police right away. It’s important to get a police report so that you can get official documentation about the accident, the damages and any injuries. The police will take down your report about what happened as well as check you for injuries and get you medical attention if needed.

Get the other driver’s name, address, driver’s license number and insurance information. Do not discuss the case with the driver beyond getting this information. You should also get contact information for any witnesses.

Call your insurance company as soon as possible too so that you can report any damages or injuries. Give a copy of the police report to your insurance agent.

Finally, contact an auto accident lawyer in Arlington. You may need a lawyer to help you collect any compensation you are entitle to, and it’s better to hire one right away while the details of the accident are fresh in your mind. If you need an attorney to help handle your rear end collision case, please call the Law Offices of David Kohm at 817-204-0900.

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