Rear-End Collision: What To Do When You Get Hit From Behind?
You're driving to work or dropping off the kids at school when another driver suddenly hits you from behind. Accidents happen, but it's important to understand that you have rights. It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed or in shock after a traffic accident. Take a moment to check if you or anyone else in your car has any injuries. After you collect information from the other driver, document the scene. Take pictures of your vehicle, the other vehicles involved, and your injuries. Whether it's a serious accident or a small fender bender, always file a police report.
Know your rights
It may take some time to come to terms with what just happened, especially if you didn't see the car coming behind you. We want you to know that you don't have to go through this alone. For over 40 years, the Eshelman Legal Group has been helping victims in Ohio with cases just like yours.
You might be wondering:
- What if the driver at fault doesn't have insurance?
- How much is a serious injury worth?
- How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?
If the other person is insured, their insurance company has to cooperate legally. But keep in mind, the other driver's insurance company isn't out to help you. We strongly advise never to give an oral statement to the other side's insurance company to protect you and your case.
If the other driver doesn't have insurance and refuses to pay a fair settlement, you can take legal action.
Can't go to work? Feeling pain? Dealing with the emotional stress from the accident? You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damage to your vehicle, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. Don't hesitate to get a medical exam to ensure you don't have any injuries related to the accident, even if you think you're okay.
The Eshelman Legal Group
You may have seen our TV commercials or read one of our many helpful articles on-line. We have been helping people just like you for over 40 years. We are ready to help you. Call the Eshelman Legal Group today for your free initial no obligation consultation. Call: 1-800-365-0001 "We'll Make Things Right"
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.