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Who can you hold responsible after a crash?

Rear-end crashes happen often as a result of the rear driver's negligence and distraction. In many cases, the collision is caused when a driver is following another vehicle too closely, speeding or simply not paying attention.

As someone who has been involved in a rear-end crash, you know how shocking it can be. One minute, you're slowing for an intersection, stop sign or slowed traffic, and the next, you're being struck from behind. You may develop injuries like whiplash from the sudden force, or you could even suffer severe crushing injuries from being pushed into another vehicle.

You have a right to hold the other party responsible

When you get into a crash, it's your right to hold the other party responsible for causing it. Sometimes, people will apologize profusely, especially if you're hurt. They may admit to texting or not paying attention. Remember if they say something along those lines, so you can tell the authorities. Go to the hospital after the crash, too, so you can have documentation of your injuries.

In most cases, an insurance claim is possible, and you'll be able to file for the compensation that covers your medical care, lost wages and other financial losses. If the other party does not have insurance, then it's a good idea to start putting together a personal injury lawsuit with help from your attorney so that you can file a claim against them directly. It is not fair to you if you have to pay for your medical care or other losses, especially since you are not to blame for the crash.

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