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Chicago Rear-End Car Accident Attorney

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Lawyer for Car Accident Injuries and Whiplash on Chicago's South Side and Throughout Cook County

Nobody enjoys the heavy traffic that people in the Chicago area have to deal with. Whether navigating through hundreds of cars on highways such as the Dan Ryan Expressway or the Kennedy Expressway, negotiating the busy urban traffic within the Chicago Loop, or finding one's way through the city's many neighborhoods and suburbs, drivers always need to be on their toes. Unfortunately, car accidents occur all too regularly, and rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of crashes.

If you have been injured in a rear-end accident, you will want to work with a personal injury attorney to determine how you can recover compensation for the damages you have suffered. The The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC can provide the legal help you need in these cases. Attorney Kadzai has over 10 years of experience, and he has assisted numerous clients, helping them obtain compensation that fully addresses their injuries.

Causes of Rear-End Accidents

In most cases, a driver who strikes another vehicle from the rear will be found at fault for the collision. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Distracted driving - It can be easy for drivers to take their eyes off the road to make phone calls, send text messages, adjust the radio, or perform other tasks, especially when they are driving in a familiar area. However, doing so can cause them not to notice when someone has slowed down or stopped in front of them, leading to a rear-end collision.
  • Drunk driving - Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs can impair a driver's vision and reduce their reaction times. Drivers who are intoxicated may fail to slow down or stop in time to avoid colliding with vehicles in front of them.
  • Weather conditions - The snow and ice we experience in the Chicago area regularly cause people to lose control of their vehicles. Drivers who fail to stop due to decreased traction will usually be at fault for a rear-end accident.
  • Equipment failure - If a driver does not properly maintain their vehicle, the failure of brakes or decreased traction from worn tires may cause them to collide with other vehicles from behind.
  • Speeding or tailgating - Drivers who are in a hurry may disobey traffic laws, and this can put everyone around them on the road at risk. When exceeding the speed limit or following other vehicles too closely, drivers are much more likely to be involved in a rear-end collision.

Injuries in Rear-End Collisions

If another driver collides with your vehicle from the rear, you and your passengers may suffer a variety of injuries, including:

  • Whiplash - The forceful movement of a rear-end accident can cause sudden jolts to the head and neck. This can not only cause pain and stiffness in the neck, but it could result in damage to the vertebrae or spinal cord, resulting in chronic pain, numbness throughout the body, or even paralysis.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) - A person may suffer a blow to the head during a collision, which may lead to a concussion or other brain injuries. A TBI can cause loss of consciousness, headaches, fatigue, memory loss, problems with concentration, mood changes, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and seizures.
  • Fractures - In a forceful collision, a person may experience broken bones, which can be very painful. Due to the time needed to heal, these injuries may affect a person's ability to return to work following the accident.

Contact an Evergreen Park Rear-End Collision Attorney

If you have been injured in a rear-end accident, you will want to be sure to understand your options for receiving compensation for your damages. These damages may address the costs of medical treatment, loss of income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Attorney David Kadzai can provide you with the representation you need and help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries. To arrange a free consultation, contact us today at 312-229-0050. We will not collect fees unless we win your case. We represent clients injured in car accidents throughout Chicago and Cook County, including Hyde Park, Calumet City, Harvey, Jackson Park, Dolton, Evergreen Park, Dixmoor, Burnham, Robbins, Riverdale, Oak Lawn, Bedford Park, Merrionette Park, and Burbank.

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