The type of car accident you are involved in can directly affect the type of compensation you can collect and the best way to pursue damages. Our team at Bennett Johnson, LLP, in Oakland, CA, can investigate your accident and determine the optimal legal action to take on your behalf. Richard C. Bennett, William Johnson, and Andrew Johnson are hands-on attorneys who handle cases involving a variety of car accidents. We have been representing Californians in personal injury suits for over 40 years and have a record of success. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team by contacting us online or calling (510) 444-5020 today.
Common Types of Car Accidents
An accident can happen anywhere. The nature of the accident can impact many aspects of your case, including:
- How the insurance company handles your claim
- The amount of compensation you can collect
- Whether you can file a lawsuit
- Who you can sue
At Bennett Johnson, we represent clients affected by all types of car accidents. We can help you understand how the type of accident you were in affects your case and ensure that you are treated fairly.
Rear-end accidents occur when one car collides with the bumper of the car in front of it. This type of accident is usually caused by inattention, distracted driving, or tailgating. In most cases, the driver of the vehicle that rear-ends the other car is considered to be at fault, unless the impacted vehicle was in reverse gear at the time.
A common injury in rear-end collisions is whiplash, even if the crash occurs at lower speeds. In general, injuries are more severe for occupants of the impacted car.