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Rear-End Car Accidents

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania. While these kinds of crashes may frequently result in little more than a dent in one car’s bumper, there are several cases each year in which people sustain serious or possibly even fatal injuries.

Factors such as weather, speed, and the involvement of additional vehicles can contribute to the severity of injuries. While the victim who was struck from behind is usually not at fault, the negligent party will often argue that there was some other contributing factor that made the collision unavoidable—or possibly even that the motorist who was struck was somehow at fault.

West Chester Rear-End Accident Lawyer

Did you suffer major injuries or was your loved one killed in a crash after being struck from behind in Pennsylvania? You will want the help of a trial proven rear-end accident attorney.

Ciccarelli Law Offices knows that insurance companies in these cases will frequently rely on the commonly held belief that low-speed accidents cannot cause serious injuries. We know this oft-repeated claim is used to deny compensation for accident victims who truly need the financial help to make ends meet in the months and sometimes years that follow. This is why our firm is committed to fighting on behalf of our clients, including possibly taking cases to trial when necessary to get accident victims the full amounts of recovery they are entitled to.

We represent clients throughout Chester County, including West Chester, Plymouth Square, Malvern, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Kennett Square, and Radnor. Let our firm review your case by calling (610) 719-3190 to take advantage of a free consultation.

Pennsylvania Rear-End Accidents Overview

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Causes of Chester County Rear-End Accidents

In a majority of these cases, the driver who struck the vehicle in front of him or her is at fault. The reasons that the individual hit the other automobile, however, can vary.

Some of the most common reasons these types of accidents occur include, but are not limited to:

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Defective or Malfunctioning Parts
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Failure to Maintain (Brake Failure, etc.)
  • Following Too Closely / Tailgating
  • Inclement Weather
  • Speeding
  • Third Party Caused Collision

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Pennsylvania Traffic Violations in Rear-End Accidents

Following a rear-end collision, police officers will typically interview the parties involved and most often ticket the driver of the trailing vehicle that struck the lead automobile. Two of the most common citations that are issued in these cases are speeding tickets and violations of Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3310 for following too closely.

Depending on the specific circumstances of the accident, some of the other types of violations that a negligent driver could receive may include:

  • Failure to Obey Authorized Persons Directing Traffic — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3102
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Control Devices Warning of Hazardous Conditions — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3111.1
  • Failure to Stop For a Red Light — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3112(a)(3)(i) or (ii)
  • Failure to Stop For a Flashing Red Light — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3114(a)(1)
  • Failure to Stop For Stop Sign — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3323(b)
  • Failure to Yield at Yield Sign — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3323(c)
  • Driving Too Fast For Conditions — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3361
  • Exceeding Special Speed Limit in School Zone — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3365(b)
  • Careless Driving — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3714(a)
  • Leaving Scene of Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3742
  • Leaving Scene of Accident Involving Damage to Property — Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 75 § 3745

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Rear-End Accident Injuries in Chester County

While rear-end collisions can often involve low-speed contact resulting in no injuries, some crashes at more significant speeds can have remarkably different outcomes. In severe cases, victims of rear-end crashes may sustain such injuries as:

  • Back Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Burn Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Herniated Discs
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Whiplash
  • Coma
  • Death

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Ciccarelli Law Offices - A Rear-End Accidents Lawyer in Chester County, Pennsylvania

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a rear-end collision in Pennsylvania, it is critical to get the help of Ciccarelli Law Offices. Our experienced rear-end accident attorneys work as a team and represent clients on a contingency fee basis so we do not charge anything unless we obtain the financial award that you need critically during this time.

Ciccarelli Law Offices assists people all over Chester County with these types of legal claims, and we also serve residents of Lancaster County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, and Montgomery County. You can receive a complete evaluation of your case when you call (610) 719-3190 to arrange a free consultation.