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Cherry Hill Rear-End Accident Lawyers
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At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill rear-end accident lawyers work with you, investigators, and the police to show that the driver who struck you should be held accountable for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, and property damage. We’ve helped many car accident victims like you obtain significant jury verdicts and strong insurance settlements from the insurance companies of the liable driver. If you were injured because another car hit you, let us help. Call today to get started.
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How can we help?
- Do I really need a lawyer for a Cherry Hill rear-end accident?
- Who is liable for a rear-end accident in Cherry Hill?
- How much is my Cherry Hill accident claim worth?
- Why do rear-end accidents happen in South Jersey?
- What types of injuries do Cherry Hill rear-end accident victims suffer?
- Do you have a rear-end accident lawyer near me?
Do I really need a lawyer for a Cherry Hill rear-end accident?
If you were injured in a rear-end accident in or near Cherry Hill, then yes – you want a lawyer. In 2021, rear-end accidents accounted for just under 40% of total injury crashes, according to the National Safety Council. Just because something is common doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous.
You also want an attorney because rear-end accidents aren’t always cut and dry. Just because you were the one who was hit does not automatically guarantee that you will receive a fair offer for a settlement. Our attorneys can help protect you.
How much is my Cherry Hill accident claim worth?
At Ferrara & Gable, our personal injury lawyers work to maximize your recovery by detailing every way your life is more expensive and more strenuous than before the accident. We demand compensation for all your current and future damages including:
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Medical costs – ER care, surgeries, hospitalizations, doctor visits, rehabilitative care, and other medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium (marital support and enjoyment)
- Scarring and disfigurement
Our lawyers also file wrongful death actions when a close family relative such as a parent, spouse, or child dies due to a rear-end accident.
Why do rear-end accidents happen in South Jersey?
At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill rear-end accident lawyers are skilled at showing how rear-end accidents happen and why they are avoidable. Some of the common reasons a rear-end crash occurs on Route 38 or Route 72 (or any local road) include:
- Driving while distracted – including texting while driving, using a smartphone, eating, drinking, looking at a GPS, attending to a child or pet, or any activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the road and mind off possible emergencies.
- Speeding or driving too fast for traffic or weather conditions
- Driving while tired
- Drunk driving or driving while impaired by drugs
- Defective brakes/ brake lights
- Reckless driving
Ferrara & Gable also handles the following types of rear-end accidents:
- Multi-vehicle chain reaction. Most rear-end collisions involve just a stopped car and the car that slams into the stopped car. Some rear-end collisions cause chain reactions where the distracted or speeding driver strikes the last car in line. The last car then is pushed into the car in front. The sequence of collisions continues until the first car in line is struck. When multi-vehicle rear-end collisions happen, the driver who caused the initial impact is usually liable for all subsequent collisions.
- Hit-and-run. One all-too-common situation is when a rear-end driver strikes another car and then drives off instead of providing assistance and their contact information. When this situation happens, our Cherry Hill rear-end accident lawyers work with investigators and the police to try find the responsible driver. If the driver cannot be found, we file a claim with your own uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) carrier on your behalf or on behalf of anyone in your vehicle.
- Stopping short. The driver in front may have slammed on his/her brakes due to an emergency (such as a big pothole, a deer crossing, a child chasing a ball, or a driver cutting in front of him/her without warning). Stopping short generally doesn’t excuse a rear-end accident because the driver in the rear is supposed to leave enough distance in the event of such an emergency.