Rear-end accidents almost always point to the fault of the driver who struck the rear of the other vehicle. Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between their vehicles and the vehicles in front of them. When they fail to do so, they may be found liable in a court of law for the damages resulting from the crash. Victims in these cases may be eligible for compensation.
A man suffered injuries after a rear-end accident in Tennessee, according to reports. The man, 49, was driving behind a vehicle that stopped for turning traffic. A vehicle then rear-ended the 49-year-old man's truck, causing it to crash into the vehicle in front of it -- a car driven by a 27 year old. As a result, the man was trapped inside his truck and an emergency team had to extricate him from his vehicle.
The 49-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital, hospital staff said that he was in stable condition. The 27-year-old driver of the first vehicle that stopped declined medical treatment, but she did complain of soreness.
Victims of car accidents sometimes decline medical attention because of how expensive it can be. However, many require immediate medical attention following a crash because of the severity of their injuries. Not only are these victims left with a great amount of physical pain, they also face great financial losses.
Taking legal action may not cure the physical suffering these victims have been forced to endure, but it may be able to help them secure monetary remedies. Compensation can help victims pay for medical expenses and other costs that can prove burdensome following a car accident.
Source: The Daily Times, "Man extricated from truck after three-vehicle crash on East Broadway Avenue," Wes Wade, Mar. 22, 2014