St. Petersburg Rear-End Collision Attorney
Rear-end collisions are the most commonly reported automobile accidents in the U.S. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety reports that almost one-third of all multiple car crashes are rear-end collisions; many resulting in back and neck injuries such as whiplash, along with broken bones, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, and in some cases, even death. Having a good St. Petersburg rear-end collision lawyer can help you get the settlement you deserve.
A study conducted by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety challenges the commonly held belief that the vehicles we drive meet the highest of safety standards for rear impact collisions. In fact, of the seven mid-size vehicles tested by the IIHS, most received marginal or poor ratings for rear-end collisions. Insurance Institute of Highway Safety | Top Automobile Safety Pics 2009. Additionally, light truck vehicles (LTV) such as SUVs, light duty trucks, and vans, may contribute to rear-end collisions because they drive higher and wider, affecting the visibility of passenger car drivers following behind them.
With below-average impact safety standards for many automobiles, combined with the high number of rear-end collisions, drivers on Florida roads are at high risk for back and neck injuries due to an automobile accident. Even minor rear-end collisions can result in serious injury to the neck and back. These types of injuries can be catastrophic if the vehicle in motion was traveling at a high rate of speed.
If you are the victim of an auto accident involving a rear-end collision in Florida, contact St. Petersburg accident attorney J. Stanford Morse, P.A. With over 31 years representing victims of rear-end collision accidents, J. Stanford Morse has the experience and expertise necessary to represent your interests in a court of law. Our firm will aggressively fight for your rights under the law and will pursue a fair and just settlement to compensate you for your injuries.