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Rear End Accidents in Illinois

A rear end car accident occurs when a vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle. Fortunately, it is easier to find fault in rear end accidents than other types of car accidents. Many people are involved in rear end accidents when they are waiting at a stop sign, stop light, or stopped in traffic.

At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, wey can help you throughout the process of your rear end car accident case. We understand how painful injuries from these types of car accidents can be, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure you do have to face any additional stress during your case.

Types of Injuries Sustained in Rear End Accidents

More often than not, many victims are aware they are going to be rear ended by another vehicle before it actually happens. Since many drivers are expecting to be struck by another car, they may tense their muscles, resulting in painful injuries.

Common rear end injuries include the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ankle & Knee Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Injury
  • Head Injuries Caused by Airbags

While most rear end car accidents result in minor injuries, severe accidents can result in life-changing, permanent injuries, as well as death. Again, the driver who rear ends another car is almost always automatically at fault for not paying attention to the road or being too close to the other vehicle.

Let Meyerkord & Meyerkord Help You Today

Determining fault is half the battle-the other half is recovering fair compensation. Insurance companies often try to give the lowest amount of monetary compensation possible because they are solely concerned with their bottom line.

If you accept a check from the at-fault driver's insurance company, you may not be entitled to receive more compensation, which is why it is imperative you hire an experienced Illinois car accident lawyer to represent you.

Do not handle your rear end car accident case alone. The lawyers at Meyerkord & Meyerkord have more than 100 years of combined experience and have helped personal injury clients recover millions of dollars. Our firm is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

To schedule a free consultation, please contact our firm . We look forward to assisting you!

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