Rear End Crashes

Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of auto accidents and account for about 2.5 million accidents per year. A rear-end accident occurs roughly every eight seconds in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

Following another vehicle too closely, commonly known as “tailgating,” is one of the primary causes of rear-end accidents and is often (but not necessarily) associated with road rage and other reckless behavior. Here is Illinois state law as it applies to tailgating:

(625 ILCS 5/11-710) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-710)

   Sec. 11-710. Following too closely. (a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.

   (b) The driver of any truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district and which is following another truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any vehicle or combination of vehicles.

   (c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This provision shall not apply to funeral processions.

(Source: P.A. 79-1069.)

Among the most common injuries sustained in rear-end auto accidents is “whiplash,” which results in over 3 million neck and back injuries per year in the U.S; these injuries can be debilitating and even require long-term medical care with a strenuous recovery process. Other serious injuries commonly associated with rear-end accidents include compression fractures, herniated discs, paralysis, and spinal cord injuries, and many victims miss significant time at work as they recover and readjust to normal life. If you’ve been injured due to another driver’s negligence, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to ensure that you can focus on your recovery while we work to earn the full compensation you deserve.

We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.