You’re relaxing at a red light
At the Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, we file negligence claims against
irresponsible drivers. We also file claims against the owner of the vehicle
that caused the rear-end crash if the owner is different than the driver.
Our Harrisburg auto accident lawyers demand damages
Why do rear-end accidents happen in and around Harrisburg?
Rear-end collisions are usually due to one of the following reasons:
. Distracted driving occurs whena driver’s hands aren’t on the steering wheel, their mind isn’t focused on traffic conditions, and their eyes aren’t on the vehicles directly in front of them. Driver distraction may result from
Eating or drinking
Looking at a GPS
Texting or talking on the phone
- Personal grooming
Intoxication with alcohol or other substances.
Speeding. Many rear-end collisions occur because a driver was going too
fast and couldn’t brake in time.
Driver intoxication. Drivers who drive while under the influence of alcohol
or drugs are a danger to everyone on the road
,including drivers in front of them.
There are many other causes of rear-end collisions
How do we prove an accident was due to a rear-end collision?
In most cases, the
In some cases, we may send investigators to the scene of the accident.
Skid marks may confirm that the driver
We also question any witnesses to confirm the driver in the rear struck your vehicle.
What types of injuries do drivers and passengers suffer in rear-end collision accidents in Pennsylvania?
Traumatic brain injuries. If the car behind you was traveling at a high
speed or even a moderate speed, the collision can cause your head to strike
the steering wheel, the dashboard,
your seat back,or another passenger. Head trauma injuries can affect your cognitive abilities, alter your quality of life, and cause a lifetime of pain and dysfunction.
Other parts of the anatomy that may be hurt in a rear-end collision include
your knees, hip, and arms, and wrists. Some drivers and passengers also
suffer injuries if their airbag is deployed.
What should you do if you’re in a rear-end collision?
exchange insurance information with the driver that struck you.
- use your smartphone to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle
- contact the police to have them investigate the accident
- seek immediate medical attention
- inform your insurance company about the accident
- call our office to speak with an experienced Harrisburg car accident lawyer
Talk with a respected car accident lawyer today
It’s important to seek medical and legal help as soon as possible
after a rear-end collision. At the Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, our
Harrisburg car accident lawyers have the experience and resources to help
you get justice. To make an appointment, call us for a consultation at
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