A rear-end collision can happen in a split second, but its effects can last a lifetime. If you’ve been struck from behind by another vehicle through no fault of your own, you might find yourself facing daunting challenges—physical pain, emotional turmoil, and financial uncertainty. But remember, you don’t have to face these alone.

Our St. Petersburg, Florida, team of dedicated rear-end accident attorneys are committed to standing up for your rights. We understand the gravity of your situation and are prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf. Our mission is to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve, holding those responsible fully accountable for their actions.

To discuss your case with a seasoned St. Pete rear-end accident lawyer, call us at (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free case evaluation.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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

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

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Our Rear-End Accident Case Results

$125,000

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?
$800,000

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.
$425,000

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.
$444,000

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?
$100,000

Rear-End Collision Verdict

Verdict to a resolve a claim arising from a rear end collision.
$250,000

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.
$275,000

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?
$260,000

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.
$35,000

Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

We were able to settle this case for the full insurance policy limits on this case. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when a DUI driver pulled out in front of them. This… read more?

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

Common Rear-End Accident Injuries

Rear-end collisions, even at low speeds, can result in a variety of injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained in rear-end car accidents include:

  • Whiplash: This is one of the most common injuries resulting from rear-end collisions. Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth, causing damage to the neck’s soft tissues.
  • Back Injuries: The impact can cause spine and lower back injuries, including herniated discs and spinal cord damage.
  • Head Injuries: The sudden impact can cause the head to strike the steering wheel or dashboard, leading to concussions or more severe traumatic brain injuries.
  • Broken Bones: Depending on the force of the impact, bones can break, particularly in the arms, hands, or face, if airbags deploy.
  • Airbag and Seatbelt Injuries: While these devices are lifesaving, their deployment can cause bruises, burns, or fractures.
  • Chest Injuries: The force exerted by the seatbelt can cause bruising or more severe chest injuries.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These injuries, which involve damage to muscles, tendons, or ligaments, are common in rear-end accidents and can cause significant pain and discomfort.
  • Psychological Injuries: Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health issues can occur following the stress and trauma of a rear-end collision.

No matter how minor the injuries may seem immediately after an accident, seeking medical attention promptly is essential. Some injuries may not present symptoms immediately and could worsen if left untreated.

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Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Rear-End Accident Victims

If you’ve been injured in a rear-end collision and choose to pursue a claim, you might be eligible to receive several types of compensation. While the exact types and amounts will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, you could potentially receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes costs for any medical treatment related to the accident, such as hospital stays, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and any necessary future medical care.
  • Lost Income: If your injuries prevent you from working, either temporarily or permanently, you could be compensated for the wages you’ve lost and potentially for future lost earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: You may be entitled to compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle or any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: This non-economic form of compensation is intended to provide restitution for the physical pain and emotional suffering you’ve endured due to the accident.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases where the defendant’s behavior was particularly egregious or reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

Navigating a personal injury claim can be complex and stressful, so working with an experienced car accident attorney in St. Pete who can guide you through the process and fight for your rights is essential.

Next Steps After an Accident

The moments following a rear-end collision can be confusing and stressful. Yet, the steps you take in these critical moments can significantly impact your ability to obtain fair compensation later. If you find yourself involved in a rear-end accident, here are the essential steps to follow:

  1. Ensure Safety: If possible and it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle out of the way of traffic to prevent further accidents. Activate your hazard lights to signal to other drivers.
  2. Call 911: Report the accident to law enforcement immediately. They will document the scene and create an accident report, which will be crucial when you file an insurance claim or lawsuit.
  3. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you feel fine, get checked by a medical professional. Some injuries, like whiplash, might not manifest symptoms until days after the accident.
  4. Document the Scene: If you’re physically able to, take photographs of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and any visible injuries. If there were witnesses, get their contact information.
  5. Exchange Information: Collect the name, contact details, insurance information, and vehicle details of the other driver involved in the accident. However, avoid discussing who’s at fault or apologizing, as it could affect your claim later.
  6. Consult with an Attorney: Reach out to a rear-end accident attorney to understand your rights and potentially begin a claim process. They can provide valuable advice and help you negotiate with insurance companies.

Remember, it’s essential to protect your rights after a rear-end collision. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers in St. Petersburg, Florida, is ready to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

It’s usually best to talk to insurance representatives after consulting your attorney first. Their objective is to minimize the company’s liability, and they may try to use your statements against you. Inform them that your attorney will handle all communications.

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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

Suffering a rear-end accident can turn your world upside down, but you don’t need to navigate alone. Our experienced rear-end accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, are committed to standing with you and providing the support and legal guidance you need during this difficult time. We’ll diligently work to investigate your case, protect your rights, and fight for maximum compensation. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 to get your free case review.

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St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
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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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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