Rear-end accidents are common auto accidents in Southern California. Considering all the stop-and-go freeway traffic, distracted drivers following too closely, commuters who hit the brakes too fast during rush-hour and the congested streets of this area, it's not surprising there are so many rear-end crashes. Rear-end car accident injuries range from mild whiplash to traumatic brain injury. Even rear-end crash fatalities occur, which can mean a wrongful death lawsuit and the need for an aggressive, car accident lawyer.
These common accidents, which are almost always the fault of the rear-most driver, often are traced back to a driver who is somehow distracted. With new in-dash connectivity systems, driver distractions go far beyond texting or cell-phone use behind the wheel. These days, dashboard GPS units, MP3s, social media access, the internet and countless apps make bumper-to-bumper traffic more hazardous than ever. If you're rear-ended by an uninsured motorist, you're only hope for compensation is to pursue coverage from your own insurance company. That can be intimidating and complicated because they often dispute uninsured motorist claims.
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