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What to expect from a rear end accident settlement

What to Expect From a Rear-End Accident Settlement

what to expect from a rear end accident settlement

Insurance companies are well-versed in how much a rear-end accident is worth. They also know that their initial settlement offer will be much lower than what your case is worth. Because every accident is unique, the average rear-end accident may not fit your circumstances. A rear-end accident can result in minimal injuries and only minor property damage. In other cases, a rear-end accident can cause major vehicle damage and life-changing injuries. Because of the variations in the circumstances that occur in a rear-end crash, it’s difficult to predict what a rear-end accident settlement might be, without knowing the unique details of the accident.

Is the Rear Driver Always At Fault in Rear-End Accidents?

Most rear-end accidents settle instead of going to trial because it’s usually clear that the person in the rear was at fault for the collision. In many rear-end accidents, a person will get hit when they’re sitting at a stop light. In that type of situation, it’s easy to determine which driver was at fault. An insurance company will want to settle that type of claim quickly because they know that going to court may result in paying more compensation.

While the majority of rear-end accidents are the fault of the driver in the rear, the driver in the front can also be found at fault. If the driver in the front slams on their brakes for no reason, or their brake lights are out, they could be held liable for a rear-end accident.

How Much Will a Rear-End Settlement Be?

There’s no way to guarantee a dollar amount for a rear-end accident, or any type of accident, without knowing the specifics.

For a rear-end collision, the amount of compensation you’ll be offered will depend on many factors, such as:

  • Insurance policy limits
  • The severity of your injuries
  • How much time you missed at work
  • How your injuries have affected your ability to work and quality of life
  • How your injuries have affected your ability to carry out daily activities
  • Whether you will need future medical treatment for your injuries
  • The type of injuries you sustained
  • Your level of fault

And other variables.

A car accident lawyer at Friedland & Associates can review your case and carefully assess your damages to ensure they fight for every penny of compensation you’re owed.

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer? 

Never accept the insurance company’s initial settlement offer. Many insurance companies will try to offer you a settlement that’s far less than what you deserve. Instead of accepting a lowball settlement offer, contact a car accident lawyer at Friedland & Associates. They can handle all interactions with the insurance company, including settlement negotiations, and ensuring you recover the settlement you deserve.

Contact Us Today 

If you were injured in an auto accident, contact a car accident lawyer at Friedland & Associates today to schedule a free legal consultation. A car accident attorney on our team can help guide you through the legal process and ensure you recover every penny of compensation you’re owed, as quickly as possible. Contact us today to learn more.

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