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Rear-end accidents are often caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers in and around the Los Angeles area. Not only does the bumper-to-bumper traffic in this area contribute to the frequency of rear-end accidents, but drivers are often distracted by their phones and other devices, increasing the likelihood that a crash will occur. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles rear-end accident attorney by your side. We have extensive experience investigating vehicle accident claims, and our goal is to make sure that you recover compensation for all of your expenses following a crash.

Common causes of Los Angeles rear-end accidents

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents that occur on the roadways in LA. That is certainly understandable because the roadways here are incredibly crowded throughout the day.

Rear-end accidents have a wide variety of causes, most common of which include:

  • Distracted driving: Anytime a driver is distracted behind the wheel, they are much more likely to be involved in a rear-end collision. Distractions can include phones and other devices, eating or drinking in the vehicle, other passengers in the vehicle, and more.
  • A quick change in speed: The most common example of a quick change in speed occurs when a driver in the front slams their brakes suddenly, which leaves the rear driver having to react quickly.
  • Mechanical problems: Cars must be properly maintained. Failure to maintain brakes, tail lights, or brake lights will lead to a higher risk of rear-end collisions occurring.
  • Following drivers too closely: Drivers must leave space between themselves and any vehicles in front of them. Anytime a driver tailgates another vehicle, the chances of a rear-end collision increase significantly.
  • Impaired driving: When drivers operate their vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs, their reaction times slow down. Impaired drivers often operate too fast for conditions and follow others too closely.

For the vast majority of rear-end accidents in Los Angeles, we will find that the rear driver is at fault for the incident. However, that is not always the case. There are certainly times when the actions of the driver who was struck from behind causing the crash. That is why, regardless of which vehicle you were driving during the collision, you need to work with a skilled vehicle accident attorney in Los Angeles who can help determine liability and recover any compensation you may be entitled to.

Call a Los Angeles rear-end accident lawyer today

If you or somebody you love has been rear-ended and sustained an injury or property damage in the Los Angeles area, the team at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg is standing by to help today. Our car accident attorney has extensive experience handling vehicle accidents throughout the Southern California area, and we know what it takes to clients recover complete compensation for their losses. Not only will this include coverage of your medical bills, but also your property damage expenses, lost income, and more. When you need a Los Angeles rear-end accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904.

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