A rear impact accident happens when a faster moving vehicle hits the back or "rear end" of a slower moving vehicle. During this type of accident, the energy of the faster moving vehicle is transferred to the vehicle that it strikes leading to damage of both vehicles. The damage and injuries are directly related to the difference in speed between the two vehicles. The Lexington car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Herren & Adams LLP have extensive experience representing those involved in rear-end vehicle accidents.
Usually during this type of accident, the vehicle that has been struck (often referred to as the target vehicle), is pushed forward. This forward movement can lead to an additional impact if the target vehicle strikes another object such as a car, tree or building. Many times, the target vehicle is pushed into the line of traffic and becomes susceptible to additional collisions caused by oncoming traffic.
In the rear-end collision, the bodies of the occupants in the target vehicle violently move backward toward the impact and then forward. The rapid back and forth motion often causes several spinal and brain injuries. The injuries that the driver and passengers sustain during a rear-end injury have a classic pattern. Specifically:
Herren and Adams have been practicing law in Kentucky for more than 35 years. Caring for clients involved in car accidents is a large part of our practice. We have vast experience dealing with insurance companies as we work to resolve car accident cases. Our practice is not limited to Fayette County. We have successfully resolved cases throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. It has been our experience that individuals involved in car accidents need a strong attorney and advocate to answer questions, negotiate and fight for their rights.
If you or someone you love has been rear-ended, please give us a call at 859-254-0024 or send us a message to request an appointment. Our Lexington car accident attorneys would like to speak with you about your individual situation and create a strategy on how they will move forward to best represent you.