Rear end auto accidents take place on our roads every day. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there have been 33,999 automobile related collisions in the State of Washington this year resulting in 172 fatalities.

Collisions can occur at any time and can happen to anyone. While these types of collisions are common, they are completely preventable by knowing and understanding the rules of the road and staying alert.

For more than 70 years, the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented victims of automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian collisions throughout the State of Washington.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers Free Injury Consultations in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301.

Determining who is at fault in a rear end auto accident is important.  Liability is almost always on the driver who struck the other car from behind. However, insurance companies for the “at-fault” driver will try to argue comparative fault.

Rules of the road require vehicles to follow behind other vehicles at a safe distance and drive at a safe speed. If a vehicle violates these rules and causes a collision, the driver is liable. Vehicle damage, witnesses, and the vehicles’ “black box” all help determine liability.

The impact and effect of whiplash during a car collision.

Most personal injury cases are settled between your attorney and the insurance company prior to trial. The negotiations normally begin when the injured party has completed treatment or reached maximum medical improvement. Trial is always a possibility in a collision; regardless of the severity.

If liability is agreed upon or stipulated to, the trial is only about the extent of damages and value of the case to the injured party. Our attorneys will be there with you every step of the way to help guide you through injury treatment to resolution by settlement or trial.

When considering the compensation for an injury and pain and suffering damages, it is important to remember that this will be different for each person. Compensation is determined by the cost for damage expenses, medical expenses, severity of injuries, and impact on the injured person’s quality and enjoyment of life.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a collision, contacting a reputable injury attorney who will meet with you personally, and who understands your specific injuries and the  impact on you and your family is very important.

Although many people believe that these accidents are easily evaluated over the phone and easily settled from afar, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno prioritize every case and give you and your family the upmost attention- right here locally.

Call the Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury attorneys today for your Free Consultation in Olympia and Centralia.

Our team of personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation. Call us at (360) 736-1301.