Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of crashes in Illinois. While these types of collisions are common, the impact of these collisions are anything but common for the drivers left
suffering from injuries. At the Law Office of Adrian Murati, our personal injury law firm stands up for drivers injured in rear-end accidents. As a Rockford car accident attorney, I pursue my
clients’ rights to have the other drivers’ insurance company pay for their medical expenses, the cost for fixing the damage to their car or getting a new car, and for time missed from work while
If you or a loved one have recently been in a rear-end car crash, you can call me at (815) 289-3209 to discuss your legal option. You can also continue reading to find out more about rear-end car
Under 625 ILCS 5/11-601(a), drivers have a duty to reduce speed to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Furthermore, under 625 ILCS 5/11-710(a) “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow
another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.”
While fault in a rear-end car accident may seem straightforward, the other driver’s insurance company will actively be looking for ways to deny the claim. Often, the other driver will try to
shift the responsibility for the accident to you and claim that you suddenly stopped and caused the accident. Even worse, you could find yourself tangled in a counter-suit by the at-fault driver.
Another common scenario involves the insurance company claiming that both drivers were at fault and offering a reduced offer to reflect the “apportionment of fault.” For example, the other driver
admits he was driving over the speed limit but claims that one of your brake lights was broken which meant he didn’t know you were braking and that contributed to the crash. In this situation,
the insurance company will likely push to get you to take a lower settlement offer.
While rear-end car accidents might seem pretty straightforward at first glance, complications can arise that can make this type of case tricky without an attorney. At the Law Office of Adrian
Murati, we are dedicated to helping you get your car fixed, your medical bills paid for, and recovering lost wages for any time you missed at work. Call me at (815) 289-3209 to discuss your
personal injury case.