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Homestead Rear-End Shunt Accidents

Rear end shunt accidents occur when a car is struck from behind and dragged forward by the force of impact. These types of accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and can lead to multiple injuries because of the force of impact.

If you been injured in a rear end shunt accidents, you deserve to get justice and fair compensation for your injuries if you are injured through no fault of your own. To find out what legal options are available to you under Florida law, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review.

How Shunt Accidents Happen

Rear end shunt accidents happen for number of reasons, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Mechanical failure
  • Secondary or multiple car accidents

The car behind you should be paying attention to traffic signals and to what you are doing. If they fail to do so and crash into the back of your car with enough force to result in a rear end shunt car accident in Homestead, you deserve to get fair compensation. In many cases, these types of rear-end car accidents are completely preventable. They are often also tragic because they do involve such high speeds and force. In most cases, shunt accidents are not simple rear end collisions but rather catastrophic accidents because the at-fault driver is speeding at the time of the collision – often enough to push a car forward with the force of impact.

Injuries That Result from Rear-End Collisions and Shunt Accidents

Rear end shunt accidents are likely to result in severe injuries because of the force of impact. Victims often sustain:

  • Head injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Abrasions
  • Broken ribs
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation

There may be multiple liable parties in a rear end shunt accident, especially if it was a chain reaction accident or if more than two vehicles were involved. To get compensation and to protect your legal rights after this type of accident, is important to not only consult with authorities and with your insurance company, but also to contact a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community in order to find out what steps you can take to protect yourself legally.

The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney, the sooner you can get legal advice about protecting your rights and pursuing your legal options. Keep in mind that there is a statute of limitation on personal injury cases in Florida. Waiting too long can mean that you are not eligible to seek compensation in your case.

If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney who is familiar with local Homestead rules and resources, contact Flaxman Law Group, a full-service law firm with offices right in the community. Through offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami, Flaxman Law Group is pleased to offer services to plaintiffs across southern Florida. To find out more about what can be done in your situation, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case evaluation. You can reach a live person at 1-866-FLAXMAN. (1-866-352-9626) 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you would like to discuss your case. Or, you can complete a form on our website to find out whether you have a case.