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At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our auto accident attorneys in Portland, Oregon know that before we can help our clients pursue financial recovery for the injuries they suffered during a collision, we must prove another driver was liable for their damages.

When it comes to rear-end collisions, the insurance companies are going to do all they can to spread the blame around. This could mean the injured party is left paying their expenses out of pocket.

We can help.

What are the Most Common Causes of Oregon Rear-End Crashes?

Rear-end collisions accounted for over 32% of all crashes nationwide last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NHTSA reports most rear-end collisions in Oregon and across the country are caused by:

  • Distracted drivers.
  • Drivers who are following too closely.
  • Fatigued drivers.
  • Impaired drivers.

The rules of the road require drivers to leave enough space between their vehicle, and the one in front of them. This allows drivers to stop safely, without hitting the lead vehicle. If a driver is distracted, impaired, exhausted, or tailgating it may result in a car crash.

When one driver slams into the vehicle in front of them, the rear driver is often liable for the collision. However, proving another driver was negligent in causing the crash requires legal analysis. But first, your health is the priority.

Seek Medical Care Immediately After a Rear-End Crash

Rear-end collisions are often accompanied by specific injuries that are difficult to diagnose without a medical professional’s help. Like all crashes, this means seeking medical care is a crucial step to proving the collision caused your injuries, which resulted in damages.

Some of the most common rear-end collision injuries may include, but are not limited to:

  • Back and Neck Injuries.
  • Broken Bones.
  • Internal Bleeding.
  • Internal Organ Damage.
  • Muscle, Ligament, and Tendon Damage.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, including Whiplash.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries.

It is also important to fully diagnose your injuries immediately, as they can lead to significant physical and emotional challenges without a proper treatment plan in place.

Once you have sought medical care, contact our Portland personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman at (503) 242-1440 to schedule a free consultation and get the help you need to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who rear-ended your vehicle.

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