Rear-End Car Accident

High-Impact, Rear-End Collisions

Connecticut vehicle laws require drivers to follow at a safe distance and be able to stop for vehicles in front of them. Typical scenarios for rear-end collisions are a sudden decrease in speed by the first car (for example, to avoid someone crossing the street are vehicles slowing down in front of it) when the following car is too close to react in time to avoid a collision. But, rear-end collisions also occur at traffic lights and stop signs when drivers approaching from behind are inattentive. If you have been a victim of a rear-end car accident in Connecticut, contact our car accident lawyers today.

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How Common Are Rear-End Collisions?

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accidents. About 2.5 million out of over 6 million total accidents involve a rear-end collision in the U.S. Rear-end accidents commonly occur at low speeds, but the consequences can be catastrophic, especially if the at-fault driver was distracted or drunk and had little time to react.

I was rear-ended, should I get a lawyer?

After getting rear-ended, you may be suffering from injuries such as whiplash, back pain, a concussion, and PTSD. The most important job a rear-end accident victim has to focus on is getting better. Hiring a lawyer will relieve the legal stress that you are taking on. The attorneys at McCoy & McCoy will handle everything. A rear-end accident lawyer can optimize the amount of time it takes to reach a rear-end accident settlement and maximize the amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. 

Hartford-Based, Rear-End Car Accident Lawyers For Victims

Injuries to the occupants are usually much worse for the impacted vehicle, because occupants of the following vehicle often anticipate the imminent impact and take automatic measures. It has been stated by doctors that the less damage there is to the vehicle, the more damage there is to the occupants. This is the result of occupants absorbing the force and not the car.

In all motor vehicle cases, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the incident in question, and enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. At McCoy & McCoy, we take immediate action, collaborating with experts in a variety of fields.

If you or a loved one was a victim of injury caused by a rear end accident, please call our law firm at 860-560-1120 or complete a free case evaluation form.

If we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

Our team of experienced litigators will vigorously advocate for your full and fair compensation in court if the opposing party refuses to settle for the amount of recovery you deserve.

Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.

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  • My experience with McCoy and McCoy has been amazing. I’ve never worked with a team that had my back as much as they did. They have patience. I would recommend them. Good, honest people are hard to come around. Jessica explained everything. I left the office feeling confident with what’s going on with my case. They are easy to communicate with, which makes things so much easier. Thank you for everything McCoy & McCoy. I appreciate it. Keep up the good work, and keep making people happy!

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  • This was my first experience with a lawyer or lawsuit. Their team was amazing, they patiently walked me through the entire process. They fought for me and exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again to Jessica, Taylor, Debbie, Lisa, Gabby, and Sabrina.

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  • I was rear-ended on the way to work and I hired McCoy and McCoy as representation. Every employee did a phenomenal job for me and I received far more than I expected. I would definitely recommend them to someone I care about.

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  • I was in a very bad accident and Mccoy and Mccoy can to my rescue. The other insurance company was trying to swindle me! However Mccoy save me! If ever in need I highly recommend you using this attorney….

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  • McCoy and McCoy Law firm is the truth. Plain and simple. I was injured and started out with a different law firm. Called around and was met by the most amazing Rep. She made me feel safe and the situation was going to be handled. The staff there are great and very professional. Jessica was there whenever I called and answered every questions and concerns . If I could give her 10 stars I would.

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  • I want to say a big thanks to the whole McCoy team! They were awesome in guiding me through the process of my lawsuit. Jessica was Awesome to work with. McCoy law firm really cares about their clients. I will definitely recommend them to anyone that they are great and really work hard to get you what you deserve. Thanks again for doing such a great job!

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  • I would highly recommend attorney McCoy & McCoy and their wonderful staff. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Jessica Strokes she was very friendly and an overall total pleasure, if I had any questions for her I would call and always got great knowledge advice. The staff also called regularly to check on how I was doing and making sure I was recovering as well as updating on any changes in my case. Thank you again for all that you guys have done for me and making the rough times so much easier as well as settling my case in a timely manner!

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