The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Pavich Law Group, P.C., have represented
those injured in rear-end collisions for over three decades. Rear-end
collisions are among the most common type of
motor vehicle accidents. For example, in 2006, there were approximately 1,800,000 rear-end collisions
on the nation's roadways. This number equals 29% of all crashes resulting
in injury in the United States.
There is a common misperception that all or most rear-end collisions are
minor accidents, resulting primarily in property damage. This is not so.
In fact, according to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration,
rear-end collisions result in thousands of injuries and fatalities every
year. Studies have found that the age of a driver plays a major role in
their involvement in rear-end collisions. Typically, drivers between the
ages of 18-25 are more likely to be in the “striking” role,
while drivers older than 25 are more likely to be struck in a rear-end
Avoiding Traffic Collisions
Experts agree that, in most cases, rear-end collisions may be easily avoided.
For example, by braking early, looking for dangers that might cause the
driver in front of you to stop and by paying strict attention to traffic
flow, many rear-end collisions can be prevented. From a defensive driving
perspective, drivers can take the following steps to avoid rear-end collisions:
know what’s occurring behind you; signal well in advance of changing
lanes or turning; keep pace with traffic flow; don’t stay in another
car’s blind spot; and avoid tailgaters as much as possible.
Over 70 Years of Combined Experience in Injury Representation
Even when taking all of these precautions, however, rear-end collisions
may still occur. Each
Chicago personal injury attorney at Pavich Law Group, P.C., stands ready to represent you if you, or a
loved one, has been injured in a rear-end collision caused by another
driver. Our personal injury and rear-end collision lawyers have represented
those injured in automobile accidents for decades, and we will bring our
combined experience and expertise to bear in your case, to ensure you
received the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Contact our Chicago car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.