Rear-end car accidents are the leading reason for personal injury claims* in Ireland.
In almost all personal injury cases, the person who hit you from behind will be responsible for the accident. This is the case even when the vehicle in front may have contributed to the accident by stopping suddenly or not having proper break lights.
What are the causes for rear-end car accidents?
Inattentive driving perhaps due to the other party being on the mobile phone, adjusting the radio or just tiredness.
Dangerous driving such as driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Hazards on the road such as animals or pedestrians.
Poor weather conditions which affects vision or icy or slippy roads.
A motor vehicle not in a road-worthy condition which has for instance bald tyres, poor breaks, faulty steering etc.
Poor signalling by the vehicle in front.
The offending vehicle driving at an excessive speed.
Injuries from rear-end collisions
A multiplicity of injuries can arise from rear-end type collisions. However, the most likely type of injury is whiplash-type injury. You can read more about this ‘whiplash’ type injuries here.
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