Your world can be turned upside down in an instant by a rear-end collision. The shock of the accident, medical appointments, and bills is a whirlwind of stress and worry. The Ruth Law Team acknowledges your struggle, pain, and frustration. For over 40 years, we’ve been a beacon of hope and justice in Sarasota, Florida.

Dealing with insurance companies, legal paperwork, and the stress of recovery can feel overwhelming. But remember, you’re not alone in this battle. Our dedicated legal advocates are ready to be your voice, fight for your rights, and help you navigate this complex legal journey. We’ve witnessed the toll rear-end collisions take on individuals and families, and we’re committed to standing by your side every step of the way.

Let us offer you a lifeline during this difficult time. Don’t let another moment pass without the advocacy and support you deserve. Connect with The Ruth Law Team today for a no-obligation consultation. We’re ready to listen, prepared to fight, and equipped to stand with you.

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota rear-end accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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We talked to Amy Catledge after the accident. We gave The Ruth Law Team the go-ahead to represent us. The car accident was in Nov. 2022. A settlement was reached in Jan. 2023 which was earlier than I thought it would be. Patti Olson worked with us and helped us go through some very trying times. It should be noted - Amy was very honest and kept all her promises. Thank you for all your help.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

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The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

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I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


We have over four decades of experience representing rear-end accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.


Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.


Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Rear-End Accident Case Results


Settlement for a Client Who Was Rear Ended at a Red Light

We obtained a $125,000 settlement on behalf of our client who was rear ended at a stop light in the Feather Sound neighborhood. Our client dealt with neck and back… read more?

Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

Verdict for a Man Injured by an Uninsured Motorist

Our client suffered injuries to the head, neck and back when an uninsured motorist rear-ended him while sitting in traffic. The at-fault driver hit our client with enough force to propel him into another vehicle,… read more?

Rear-End Collision Verdict

Verdict to a resolve a claim arising from a rear end collision.

Rear-End Collision Settlement

Settlement received for our client who was rear ended on the highway. The vehicle rolled several times and the victim sustained multiple fractures and lacerations.

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?

Driver Rear Ended, Suffers Neck Injury

Settlement for victim rear ended at high rate of speed. She suffered injury to her neck and also her shoulder, requiring surgery on both.

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting… read more?

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Rear-End Accident Injuries

Rear-end collisions may seem like minor incidents, but the reality is often far from that. These accidents can lead to serious, life-altering injuries. To help you better understand the impact such collisions can have, we’ve compiled a list of common injuries often seen in these cases:

  • Whiplash: Perhaps the most commonly associated injury with rear-end accidents, whiplash is a neck injury caused by a rapid forward and backward head motion. It can result in neck pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
  • Back Injuries: The sudden jolt from a rear-end accident can cause significant trauma to the spine, resulting in disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or even fractures.
  • Head and Brain Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and contusions can occur if the impact is strong enough to cause the head to collide with the steering wheel or other parts of the car’s interior.
  • Broken Bones: Depending on the severity of the collision, bones can break or fracture, including ribs, wrists, and even facial bones.
  • Internal Injuries: The impact of a collision can cause internal damage to organs, leading to serious complications and often requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Psychological Trauma: The mental and emotional stress following a collision should not be overlooked. Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological impacts can linger long after physical wounds have healed.

The injuries sustained in a rear-end collision can be wide-ranging and profound. Anyone involved in such an accident must seek immediate medical attention, even if injuries are not immediately apparent.

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the challenges and hardships that follow a rear-end collision. If you’re facing these challenges, remember you don’t have to face them alone. Reach out to our Sarasota personal injury attorneys to discuss how we can guide you through the legal complexities of your situation and strive for the justice you deserve.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Rear-End Accident Victims

The aftermath of a rear-end collision often leaves victims with significant medical expenses, property damage, and other financial burdens. When you’re already dealing with physical and emotional trauma, these costs can add overwhelming stress. By pursuing a claim or filing a lawsuit, victims may seek to recover damages. Here are common types of compensation that might be pursued:
  • Medical Expenses: This compensation may cover the cost of hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation therapies, and any future medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If the injury has caused you to miss work or has impaired your ability to perform your job, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income and loss of earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and other personal belongings damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: While putting a price on physical pain and emotional distress is challenging, courts often award compensation for these subjective harms.
  • Disfigurement or Physical Impairment: If the accident resulted in lasting physical harm, like scars or permanent disability, compensation may be available to account for these long-term impacts on your life.
Remember, each case is unique, and the actual compensation will depend on many factors, including the extent of the injury, the impact on your life and livelihood, and the specific circumstances of the accident. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that no amount of money can fully make up for the pain and trauma you’ve endured. But pursuing compensation can help alleviate the financial strain and support your journey towards recovery. Let our team in Sarasota guide you through this challenging process with steadfast dedication to your cause and a compassionate understanding of your situation.

Next Steps After Being Rear Ended

If you’ve been involved in a rear-end collision, your steps immediately following the incident can significantly impact your ability to pursue compensation. While it’s natural to feel disoriented and overwhelmed, here are a few key actions to prioritize:
  1. Ensure Safety: Your immediate safety, and that of others involved, is the priority. If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic and call 911.
  2. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you feel fine initially, it’s crucial to have a medical examination as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and might manifest hours or even days later.
  3. Collect Evidence: Document the scene if you can. Take photographs or videos of the vehicles involved, the location, and any visible injuries. Also, gather contact information of any witnesses.
  4. Report the Incident: Report the accident to local law enforcement. An official police report can serve as critical information for your case.
  5. Speak with Your Attorney: An attorney can provide valuable guidance and advocate for your best interests when dealing with insurance companies.
  6. Maintain Records: Keep all records related to the accident, such as medical bills, repair estimates, and time missed from work. These will be instrumental when seeking compensation.
  7. Don’t Discuss the Accident Publicly: Be cautious about discussing the accident or your injuries on social media or public platforms. These statements can potentially be used against you.
Navigating the aftermath of a rear-end collision can be daunting, but remember, you don’t have to go through it alone. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you have seasoned professionals in Sarasota ready to help guide you, protecting your rights and advocating for the justice you deserve. Connect with us as soon as possible following an accident, and let us help lighten your burden during this challenging time.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

After an accident, talking directly to the insurance company is not recommended without first consulting an attorney. Having your car accident attorney handle all communications with the insurance company is wise. As experienced legal advocates, The Ruth Law Team can help ensure your rights are protected, and your best interests are represented during these crucial interactions.

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Additional Rear-End Accident Resources

What is a typical settlement amount for a low-speed rear-end collision injury case?

As a personal injury attorney, I often get asked about the average settlement amount for low-speed rear-end collision injury cases. While every case is unique and the amount of compensation can vary based on a variety of factors, there are some general guidelines that can be helpful in understanding what to expect. When it comes to low-speed rear-end collisions, the amount of compensation is... read more?

Can a rear-end collision cause damage to the frame of a car, and what are the potential consequences of this type of damage?

Yes, a rear-end collision can cause damage to the frame of a car, and it can lead to serious mechanical issues. In a rear-end collision, the impact is usually directed towards the back of the vehicle, which can cause the frame to bend or deform. The force of the impact can also cause the metal to stretch or twist, leading to misalignments or structural damage. The frame is the backbone of a... read more?

Is it recommended to visit a doctor after being rear-ended, even if I don’t feel injured at the time of the accident?

After a car accident, it is quite common not to feel immediate pain or symptoms.  We often hear clients tell us that after the adrenaline wears off, they begin to feel quite sore and achy. In some cases, injuries from a car accident may not be immediately apparent, and symptoms may not develop until several hours or even days after the accident. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit... read more?

Contact Our Rear-End Accident Attorneys

In the wake of a rear-end collision, having steadfast legal support can make all the difference. The Ruth Law Team stands with you if you or a loved one is experiencing the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that often follow such accidents. Let our dedicated Sarasota personal injury attorneys take on the legal complexities so that you can focus on your recovery.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

Conveniently located in the heart of Sarasota, The Ruth Law Team offers a welcoming space for clients seeking guidance and support. In our decades-long commitment to serving the community, our personal injury law offices have become a beacon of hope for those dealing with the aftermath of accidents. Let’s navigate your path to justice together from our Sarasota location, where our experienced team is ready to dedicate their expertise to your cause.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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