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Dealing with a rear-end accident in Arizona? We can help

The traffic light ahead turns red. You carefully slow down as you approach the light. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the vehicle behind you slams into the back of your car. Now your car has serious rear-end damage. Your neck and other muscles may hurt. In some cases, you might even sustain a much more serious injury, requiring you to be rushed to a hospital. And all because the driver behind you failed to stop for a red light.

Sadly, such a scenario happens far too often in Arizona. At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, we have talked to many people involved in a rear-end accident in Phoenix and elsewhere in the state. Some happen at traffic lights. But a rear-end accident can happen anywhere at any time: at a stop sign, in traffic, even in a parking lot.

Causes of rear-end accidents

Rear-end accidents can happen for many reasons. In recent years, an increasingly common cause has been drivers texting & using a cell phones. In these cases, the driver is distracted and simply doesn't notice that another vehicle has stopped in front of them.

Another common reason is speeding or reckless driving. When drivers travel too fast, they don't have enough time to react to changing conditions around them.

Whatever the reason, rear-end accidents can often result in injuries. Perhaps the most common type of injury is whiplash or other types of neck injuries. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if you have whiplash. Right after an accident, you might not realize you're hurt. It might take hours or days before you realize you've sustained a serious injury.

Other times, injuries caused by a whiplash accident are immediately evident. In certain cases, victims may sustain a serious back & spine injury, resulting in paralysis or even death.

Choose an aggressive Phoenix rear-end car accident lawyer

Rear-end accidents can be extremely complicated. The other driver might try to claim you caused the accident. Insurance companies may even try to deny your claim. That's why it's important you have an experienced, dedicated Phoenix rear-end accident lawyer on your side.

Contact us. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC and find out what we can do for you.

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