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What You Should Know About Rear-end Collisions in Nevada

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2022 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

Know The Facts

A rear-end collision occurs when a vehicle crashes into the one in front of it. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, more than six million car crashes occurred in the United States in 2019. Rear-End collisions account for 32.5 percent of these crashes, where 31.1 percent of the people involved were injured, and unfortunately, 7.1 percent died.

Nevada Law establishes that the driver of a 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. Therefore, in most cases the liability tends to be placed on the driver at the end of the pileup or the driver who hit the car in front of them. However, there are some cases where this may not apply, for example, when one or both taillights are not working on the vehicle in front.

Common Injuries Caused by a Rear-End Collision

Being involved in a rear-end collision can cause serious injuries. Some of the most common include whiplash, herniated disc, and muscle strains.

Most injuries sustained from a car accident may not present symptoms right away, that is why it is important that you seek medical attention immediately after being in a car accident and talk with your doctor about any discomfort you are feeling.

Call An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love has been in a rear-end collision, we urge you to contact Ace Law Group right away for help. Our experienced Personal Injury Attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we will work tirelessly to pursue the compensation you need and deserve.