San Antonio Car Accident Attorney Helps Rear End Crash Victim to $130K Settlement

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 10-Oct-2013

The victim of a rear-end accident in San Antonio recently received a settlement of $130,000 with the help of Carlson Law Firm attorney Steve Dummitt.

Although The Carlson Law Firm’s client experienced serious injuries as a result of the San Antonio car wreck, the case was not without challenges.

“The property damage was so low that our client’s own insurance company didn’t want to open a claim,” Dummitt said. “Our client suffered from a heart attack as a result of an extremely minor impact, which is unusual and unbelievable for some, if not, most people, especially since the police report listed there was no visible damage to the vehicle.”

Despite misconceptions, property damage is not always a good indicator of the seriousness of a victim’s injuries. Instead, some occupants involved in a wreck may experience short and long term injuries without the presence of extreme property damage, especially in rear-end accident situations, where bumpers are designed to withstand the impact.

No matter what type of accident has occurred, thorough investigation is an important part of revealing key details and compiling evidence. Initial details surrounding a potential case may make it appear more difficult than it really is. In contrast, The Carlson Law Firm is careful to judge a potential case until the entire picture is painted and all associated information is unveiled.

“The Carlson Law Firm takes the time to look at all cases from every angle,” Dummitt noted. “There are no set hurdles or minimums that a client has to overcome or meet in order for us to take their case. Because of this, we often achieve great results for our clients after they’ve been dropped by their previous attorney for lack of claim or denied by the opposing party’s insurance adjuster.”

San Antonio Rear-End Accident Injuries

Rear-end collision are some of the most common types of auto accident, according to the National Safety Council, with more than 2.5 million rear-end accidents taking place every year across the nation. Although rear-enders can be some of the most common kinds of Texas car accidents, the unexpected nature of the impact to a vehicle in the rear can result in serious injuries. Leaving little time for occupants in a vehicle that is struck, drivers and passengers have little or no opportunity to brace themselves or react prior to a rear-end collision. As a result, many victims of rear-end collisions endure whiplash, head trauma, back injuries, spine injuries, broken bones and facial injuries caused by impact with glass and auto equipment.

Causes of Rear-End Car Crashes

While every auto accident situation may vary, there are several reasons rear-end car wrecks occur, including:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Following too closely or tailgating
  • Failing to control speed
  • Reckless driving or behavior
  • Distracted driving, including texting and driving and use of
  • Alcohol or drug impairment
  • Poor weather conditions

If you’ve been in a rear-end collision in Texas, contact our auto accident lawyers in San Antonio and across the state for a free initial consultation.

Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstance, which are unique to each case. Therefore, all past results in cases are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases which The Carlson Law Firm may undertake.


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