The shock of a rear-end collision can leave you rattled and disoriented. The immediate rush of adrenaline, the sound of crumpling metal, and the aftermath can be deeply unsettling. It’s not just about the damage to your car; the physical and emotional strain can be overwhelming. Such moments can change the course of your day, week, or even longer.

At The Ruth Law Team, we deeply understand the turmoil you’re facing. For over 40 years, we’ve stood beside Tampa residents, navigating them through the often complex aftermath of accidents. Your well-being and peace of mind are our top priorities.

If you’re grappling with the aftermath of a rear-end collision and unsure of your next steps, reach out to us. Let’s explore your legal rights together and chart a path forward, ensuring you’re not facing this journey alone. To discuss your case with an experienced Tampa rear-end car accident lawyer, call us at (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free case evaluation.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

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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 Tampa, 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.

Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.

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

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Common Rear-End Accident Injuries

Rear-end collisions, though sometimes viewed as minor accidents, can result in a wide array of injuries. The severity can range from mild discomfort to life-altering consequences. Recognizing the potential injuries and seeking prompt medical attention is crucial for recovery and any subsequent legal action.

List of Common Injuries from Rear-End Accidents:

  • Whiplash: A neck injury caused by a sudden back-and-forth motion of the head. This is one of the most common injuries in rear-end collisions.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Rear-end collisions can result in compression or damage to the spine, potentially leading to chronic pain or paralysis.
  • Head and Brain Injuries: The sudden impact may cause the head to jerk violently, possibly leading to concussions or traumatic brain injuries.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These refer to damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons throughout the body.
  • Fractures: The force of the collision can break or fracture bones, especially ribs, wrists, or collarbones.
  • Facial and Dental Injuries: These can occur if a person’s face hits the steering wheel, dashboard, or airbag.
  • Chest Injuries: Chest injuries often occur from the seatbelt or impact with the steering wheel, leading to bruises or more severe internal injuries.
  • Cuts and Abrasions: Broken glass or metal can cause varying degrees of cuts and abrasions.
  • Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, victims might experience anxiety, PTSD, or other emotional and mental challenges following the accident.

Understanding the range of potential injuries from a rear-end collision underscores the importance of seeking medical care, even if initial symptoms seem minor. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these injuries following an accident, The Ruth Law Team is here to guide and support you, ensuring your rights are upheld, and you receive the care and restitution you deserve.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Rear-End Accident Victims

The immediate concern often centers on physical recovery when involved in a rear-end collision. However, the ripple effects of such accidents extend to many aspects of life. While no amount of money can make up for an accident’s trauma and stress, compensation can help ease the burden. Here’s a breakdown of potential compensation avenues one might pursue after a rear-end collision.

List of Potential Compensation Avenues:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for immediate medical bills, surgeries, therapy, and any ongoing treatment or rehabilitation.
  • Future Medical Costs: For injuries that demand long-term care or medical treatments in the future.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursements for damage to your vehicle or other personal property during the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income you’ve lost because of your inability to work after the accident.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If your ability to earn in the future has been impaired by the accident, you may be eligible for compensation.
  • Pain and Suffering: Recognition of the physical pain and mental anguish you’ve experienced due to the accident.
  • Mental and Emotional Distress: Accidents can lead to psychological impacts such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Reimbursement for miscellaneous costs related to the accident, like transportation to medical appointments.
  • Wrongful Death: In tragic instances where the accident results in death, families may be compensated for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other related costs.

The aftermath of a rear-end collision can be overwhelming, but understanding the potential avenues for compensation can provide some solace. While it’s essential to focus on recovery, it’s equally vital to ensure you’re fairly compensated for the broader impacts of the accident. At The Ruth Law Team, our accident attorneys stand by your side, ready to help you navigate this challenging journey and secure the compensation you deserve.

Next Steps After an Accident

Being involved in a rear-end collision can be a disorienting and emotionally taxing experience. While it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, it’s crucial to remember a few key steps to ensure your well-being and protect your rights. Here’s a guided course of action to take following a rear-end accident:

  • Safety First: Before anything else, ensure the safety of all parties involved. If possible, move vehicles out of the way of traffic. Turn on hazard lights and set up warning triangles if you have them.
  • Call 911: Regardless of how minor the accident may seem, EMS can evaluate potential injuries and take any involved parties to the hospital if needed . Some injuries may not manifest immediately, and getting a professional medical evaluation is critical. Additionally, police documentation can be pivotal when determining fault or when seeking compensation.
  • Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle positions, damages, road conditions, and any visible injuries. This will serve as essential evidence in any legal discussions that follow.
  • Collect Information: If possible, exchange details with the other driver—names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance information. If there are witnesses, gather their contact details as well. Police should also document this information.
  • Speak with Your Attorney: Before discussing the accident with insurance companies, contact your personal injury attorney. At The Ruth Law Team, we offer guidance on how best to relay the incident’s details and protect your rights and interests. 
  • Stay Organized: Keep a folder with all accident-related documents, health and auto insurance policies, medical bills, receipts, and any other relevant paperwork. This will be beneficial during any legal proceedings.
  • Follow Medical Recommendations: Ensure you follow all medical advice and attend follow-up appointments. Your health should always be the priority.
  • Stay Calm and Patient: Legal proceedings can take time. Trust in the expertise of your attorney and focus on your recovery.

Navigating the aftermath of a rear-end collision can be daunting, but you don’t have to face it alone. Prioritize your health, stay informed, and lean on the support and guidance of trusted professionals like The Ruth Law Team. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

The Ruth Law Team recommends speaking with a trusted attorney before diving deep into conversations or claims with insurance representatives. Your attorney can guide you on the correct information to share, ensuring your interests are always protected.

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

When the unexpected strikes, it’s essential to have steadfast allies by your side. Rear-end collisions can bring a whirlwind of challenges, but with the proper guidance, you can confidently navigate these murky waters. At The Ruth Law Team, our seasoned attorneys are dedicated to standing with you, offering tailored legal advice, and advocating for your rights. If you or a loved one has been impacted by such an accident, reaching out to us is the first step towards finding clarity, support, and the justice you deserve.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

Located conveniently in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team has been serving the community with dedication and professionalism for over 40 years. Our long-standing presence in the area highlights our commitment to providing reliable legal services in personal injury cases. At our offices, you’ll find experienced attorneys ready to assist, ensuring each client receives the personalized attention and guidance they deserve. We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication.

Contact Our Tampa Office (By Appointment Only):

Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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