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Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end accidents come out of nowhere. Typically, you're properly stopped at a traffic signal or stop sign, and, without warning, you feel a jarring bolt and a loud noise. They can range from innocuous bumps to catastrophic accidents, but they are invariably troublesome. The last thing you want to do, however, is shrug off the damage. Rear-end collisions can lead to severe neck and back trauma that could greatly affect your quality of life.

Houston Rear-End Collision Lawyer

If you've been involved in a rear-end collision, let our Houston rear-end accident lawyers at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., help you recover your damages. It's likely you'll be up against a big insurance company, who will try to get you to settle for less. We'll fight for every penny owed to you. Contact us at (281) 537-2171 to set up a free consultation to go over your accident.

We are proud to represent victims of rear-end collisions throughout the Houston area, including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Grimes County and Washington County.

How Rear End Accidents in Houston Happen

Most often, a rear-end collision will happen while you're stopped or when you are stopping. You're following the law, coming to a complete stop. You may see the other car speeding toward you, or you may hear the screech of brakes as they slam them on just before hitting you, or you may not have any signs it's coming. But you definitely feel it when it happens.

Often, the other driver was traveling at an excessive speed and too closely behind, and simply could not stop in time. The other driver may have been texting or otherwise distracted and did not see your brake lights go on. He or she may have not taken rainy weather and slick roads into account. Maybe he or she was intoxicated. Some drivers do not take proper care of their car and their brakes give out right before they hit you. In most rear-end collisions, the fault for the accident lies in the driver in the car behind.

Damages in Houston Rear-End Collisions

Depending on the speed, size and type of the vehicles involved, injuries to the victim can be very severe and result in hospital stay, physical therapy, and even death, and your car could be totaled. However, sometimes when you're in an accident, you're in a state of temporary shock and don't have any apparent contusions or bleeding lacerations, leading you to think you're OK. The damage to the car in a rear-end collision can be serious, but it can also be minimal, and you could see no damage.

However, the injuries and damage from rear-end collision can be deceiving. Though you may feel fine at first, you could develop severe headaches and have deep pain along your neck and back. This is due to whiplash. When you're the victim of a rear-end accident, you are usually sitting still, and the force of the accident suddenly jerks you forward. The speed of being jerked forward like this damages tissue along the vertebrae. Whiplash can cause severe pain and even permanent disability. You could also experience pain and injuries in your ankles and knees from buckling from the surprise. If your airbag went off, you might have injuries on your face and arms.

Damage to your vehicle can also be hidden. Even if there is no exterior damage, the sudden impact of the other vehicle hitting could jolt your car and cause damage to the engine or other parts. The damage may not even be noticeable when you drive it, but a part could be weakened that could give out suddenly.

In our legal system, you will be able to recover for economic damages. These are measurable monetary damages you suffered, like hospital and therapy bills, the mechanic and bodyshop bills for your car, plus any work you had to miss. You can also collect non-economic damages for less tangible damages, like pain and suffering. Exemplary damages, sometimes called punitive damages, are rare and only for case when there is gross negligence or actual malice.

Insurance Offers for Houston Accidents

The other driver's insurance company might make an offer to you for a settlement. They may say it covers all your damages, or even that they're being generous with their offer. They may be harsh and say you were at fault and they're making as big of an offer as you'll ever get. They may be apologetic and seem genuinely concerned about your injuries, and say they are there to help you.

Don't be fooled. The insurance company's only agenda is to get out of the situation paying as little money as they can get away with. An experienced Houston auto accident attorney will be on your side, negotiating for every cent you're owed. As your advocate, we will negotiate with the insurance company to get the biggest settlement possible. If you're still not satisfied with what they are offering, we can take the insurance company to court and argue our case to a jury.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Texas Attorney for Rear-Impact Accidents

Our Houston rear-end collision lawyers will fight for you. We'll take on the big insurance companies and fight for your recovery. We represent victims throughout the Houston area, including The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Katy. Call the aggressive attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., at (281) 537-2171 to set up a free consultation.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

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