Were You Injured In A Rear-End Crash?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision, this is nothing to take lightly. Some people think that slight neck pain, whiplash or soft tissue damage is not a big deal, but these injuries can linger and worsen over time to cause significant pain and suffering your entire life. Make sure you hire a team of attorneys you can trust to represent your interests aggressively and help you obtain full and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
At Brannon & Brannon, we do not take rear-end collision cases lightly. With more than 45 years of combined experience representing clients in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin and the surrounding areas of Florida, we approach rear-end collision and soft-tissue cases with the same intensity as major catastrophic injury, wrongful death and other motor vehicle accident claims.
How Does Liability Work For Rear-End Collisions In Florida?
While we try to avoid too much legalese with our clients, the basics of the law on this point are pretty simple:
- The court presumes liability: The court presumes that the driver who hits another driver from behind is liable for the accident.
- This is not a guaranteed victory: Although the court presumes that the rear driver caused the accident, it is a rebuttable presumption. This means simply that the driver can show a good reason for hitting the person in front to minimize liability. For example, if the person in front suddenly slammed on the brakes for no reason, this could eliminate liability for the driver in the rear.
- The details of a specific case add complexity: Although the general legal concepts are quite simple, each case has its own details that make this type of litigation more complex than it may seem. Make sure you work with an experienced lawyer who can help you get the results you need.
Contact Brannon & Brannon ∙ Free Consultations
Do not delay. The sooner you get us involved, the more we can do to build a winning case for you. Call us at 850-659-2252 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation and get your case started.