Rear-End Collisions

Rear-End Collisions in Illinois

Rear-End Collisions: More Dangerous Than You Think

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 collision.

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.

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Over 97 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.