It may seem inconsequential, but a fender-bender can be worse than it seems. Whether you were sitting motionless in your car at a stoplight or pulling into a parking space, thrilled is the last thing you feel when you suddenly lurch forward. When you look behind and see the other vehicle that got too close, you may realize that you now have to decide whether or not to pursue a legal claim.
While fender-benders can occur in a wide variety of situations, this seemingly minor type of collision can be easily misunderstood. If you have suffered the painful and costly effects of a fender-bender, you likely view it as anything but insignificant. No matter the obvious damage the “minor” accident may have, the repercussions often go much deeper and may warrant compensation.
At Fielding Law, our legal team feels strongly that any fender-bender caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence should be compensated. We fight for our client’s rights and our representatives are standing by, available 24/7 to answer your questions. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today at 877-880-4090. Hablamos Español.
There are a few places where rear-end collisions may happen more frequently. These include: in parking lots when reversing, near stop signs or stoplights, on the street or perhaps a hill when parallel parking, or in heavy traffic when stopping suddenly.
“Fender-bender” is a colloquial term used to describe a low-impact rear-end accident where the bumpers of two vehicles collide. These collisions are sometimes caused by drivers failing to see the brake lights of the vehicle in front of them, driving aggressively, or simply failing to accurately judge the distance between two vehicles.
In any of these instances, the liable driver probably showed negligence in his or her duty to show sufficient care to the other driver and passengers. This means that he or she may be liable for any damage or injuries sustained by others involved in the collision.
While most fender-bender accidents may be considered to be “minor,” we at Fielding Law believe that you deserve the same justice for your fender-bender that other more serious car accidents deserve. Come talk to us to find out what you may be able to get by means of a fender-bender claim.
As opposed to other types of motor vehicle accidents, fender-benders happen almost every day. While they may be slow-speed accidents, this doesn’t mean that they are low risk. Damage to either vehicle and physical injuries to either party are commonly seen in bumper collisions.
Another factor making fender-benders unique is the fact that the liability of the person at fault can prove to be ambiguous. Since both cars may have been occupying a fairly small space at the time, determining who should have acted (or refrained from acting) to prevent the collision can be challenging. The other driver may claim that you are at fault, and even the insurance companies may fail to determine the person truly responsible.
Personal injury lawyers are used to the minutiae and complications of minor car accidents. What seems fuzzy to the average person, can prove to be very clear to experienced attorneys who have a sense of legal clarity. Contacting a car accident lawyer with Fielding Law can be the first step to your recovery, since we can enlighten you as to how to get financial compensation and thereby regain peace of mind.
After a collision with little or no vehicle damage, drivers may be tempted to simply forget about it and move on with their lives. However, even though waiting for the authorities and filling out paperwork can seem like a waste of time, there are several good reasons to do so after any collision, including a seemingly minor car accident.
For instance, even if you don’t notice any damage to your vehicle at the moment, there may be some issues linked to the collision upon closer inspection. Additionally, you may not feel the physical effects of the crash on your body right away, due to the adrenalin experienced immediately afterward. In spite of this, you may develop symptoms of an injury later on and eventually require medical treatment.
In order to have the best chances for financial recovery after your fender-bender, we recommend the following steps after your collision:
Following these steps helps protect your legal rights in the event of an accident caused by another driver’s recklessness or negligence. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to get fair compensation.
Fielding Law can help you get what you need. We know how to fight for our clients’ rights, whether the accident was large or small. We also give you personalized service. For example, we make it a policy to always be available to answer your questions. You can even schedule a free consultation with us so you can get started on your personal injury claim.
After a minor collision, it may feel easiest to assume that all parties are unharmed. A person may assume that, if someone else can get out of the vehicle to discuss the accident, then he or she must not be injured. But not everything is how it seems, especially at first. Some car accident injuries have been known to present themselves only much later.
For instance, among the most common injuries treated after a fender-bender accident are whiplash-related injuries. Whiplash can wreak havoc on the victim’s soft tissues in the neck, back, and shoulders. It may take quite some time to recover, and costly medical treatment may be racked up over time.
Other types of injuries commonly seen in fender-bender crashes include seatbelt burns and bruises. But make no mistake – these can warrant compensation as well. See a medical professional as soon as possible to make sure your wounds are properly treated to avoid complications.
No matter what the exact nature or extent of your injuries after a fender-bender, you may deserve compensation to help in your recovery. After seeking medical treatment, you should speak with one of Fielding Law’s knowledgeable personal injury lawyers to learn what your next step should be.
After your fender-bender, you may be facing property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more. These financial burdens are unfair if your accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another driver. You may have the right to seek compensation for the damage that person caused.
Damages can include specific things like past medical bills, car repairs, or lost wages from your job. However, there are usually other less finite things, such as pain and suffering and future medical bills. Depending on the specific details of your situation, you could claim multiple types of damages for your case as well.
The thought of a personal injury lawsuit or claim may seem daunting, but it could be worth it in the end. A lawsuit could become necessary to ensure you get the money you need to cover damages if the insurers involved in your case refuse to make a fair payout. Ultimately, the choice to go to court is yours, but we can make the difficult process much easier and more stress-free for you.
When Fielding Law takes on your case, your personal injury lawyer will be committed to achieving the best possible result for you, in Idaho, Utah, Texas, and beyond. We believe that you deserve justice for what you have suffered, whether you or someone you love suffered minor or serious injuries.
If you have been the victim of a rear-end collision or another type of car accident, you are likely trying to recover from your injuries both physically and financially. You should know that you don’t have to go through this alone. There are personal attorneys who want to help you with your bumper collision case at Fielding Law.
Our firm offers you the professional service of a larger law firm while giving you the personalized attention of a smaller law firm. We pride ourselves on making our services accessible to all, and we offer a free initial consultation to help our clients get started without any risk. We know that you have many choices of law firms after your fender-bender, but please make sure that you work with one who will fight to defend your legal rights.
Fielding Law’s team of personal injury attorneys has the resources to handle any auto accident case, and we are confident that we can help you recover what you may deserve for your fender-bender accident. Nationwide, our clients have recovered thousands after their car accidents, and you can too. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (800) 477-7510.