Rear-End Accidents More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

Los Angeles Rear-End Accident Attorney

Rear-End Collisions in Southern California

Rear-end accidents are some of the most common types of car accidents. This type of collision puts enormous stress on the neck and back muscles, often causing whiplash or cervical strain—or even more serious injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a rear-end collision, do not hesitate to discuss your situation with an experienced Los Angeles rear-end accident lawyer. Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation provides compassionate, personalized legal representation for victims of serious accidents in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties, as well as the entire state of California.

Contact us online or call (310) 683-2300 to set up a free, confidential consultation.

Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions

Generally speaking, negligence is the most common cause of rear-end accidents. Drivers who act carelessly, drive recklessly, or simply fail to pay attention to others around them often cause devastating accidents leading to life-altering consequences.

Some of the most common causes of rear-end collisions include:

  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Speeding
  • Texting/using a cellphone while driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Road rage
  • Traffic law violations

In some cases, vehicle and/or roadway defects may also contribute to these accidents. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, our Los Angeles rear-end accident attorney knows how to investigate these incidents to determine exactly what happened.

We are aggressive when it comes to dealing with insurance companies and will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the full, fair recovery you are owed. As your legal counsel, we will be there to answer your questions and provide dedicated, personalized guidance every step of the way.

Common Rear-End Accident Injuries

The Los Angeles car accident lawyer at the law firm of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation has handled a wide range of injury cases for clients. Whether you were involved in a rear-end, side-impact, or head-on collision, you have likely suffered a serious injury. Depending on the speed and the types of vehicles involved, a rear-end collision can result in devastating property damage and catastrophic injuries.

Common rear-end accident injuries include:

Schedule a free consultation with our firm’s attorney to learn more about how you can recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Rear-end collisions cause serious injuries. The driver of the stationary car nearly always suffers the most. Los Angeles car accident attorney Scott J. Corwin has seen every kind of rear-end accident injury, from whiplash to paralysis to fatalities. Your compensation is too important to trust beginners. Call Scott J. Corwin today at (310) 683-2300 for a free consultation.

Rear-End Car Accident Claims with Multiple Vehicles

It is common for rear-end collisions to trigger multiple-vehicle collisions. If one car strikes another with enough force to propel it into oncoming traffic or cause it to collide with vehicles ahead of it, this can lead to multiple serious injuries.

We will listen to the facts of your case to gain a clear understanding of what happened in order to provide you with the legal representation you need. Additionally, by working with your chosen medical professional, we strive to understand the full impact of your injuries. You can count on us to carefully investigate your accident and injuries in order to develop a strong case strategy.

Who Is Liable for a Rear-End Accident?

In California, the person or party who causes the accident is typically liable, meaning they are responsible for paying the injured individual’s damages. In most rear-end accidents, the person in the rear vehicle is the one who caused the collision. By law, motorists are required to keep a reasonably safe distance between their vehicles and those in front of them. This means they should have enough time to stop and avoid a collision when the vehicle in front of them slows down or stops.

However, there are some instances in which the rear driver might not be entirely to blame. If the front driver was negligent in some way, they could be partially (or fully) liable for the accident. For example, if the front driver’s brake lights were out, or if they came to a sudden stop for no apparent reason while traveling on a highway, they could be partially to blame for a resulting rear-end collision. Additionally, in cases involving more than two vehicles, fault may be shared between multiple parties.

Because California follows a rule of pure comparative negligence, an injured individual is still permitted to file a car accident claim and seek compensation for damages if they were partially at fault for the accident. However, if you are found to be partly to blame, the amount you are seeking in damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. So, if you are found to be 30 percent at fault, you can only recover up to 70 percent of the total amount you are seeking in your claim.

Call Our Los Angeles Area Rear-End Accident Lawyer Today

Learn about your legal rights and options after a rear-end accident in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, or Santa Barbara County or anywhere else in California.

Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, toll-free at (310) 683-2300 or contact us online today. We are dedicated to providing personal attention and quality representation throughout your case.

Car Accident-Related Case results

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

  • Brain Injury $780,000 Settlement

    Stopped vehicle rear-ended by pickup.

  • Car Accident $410,000 Settlement

    Driver injured when broadsided by left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $350,000 Settlement

    Consecutive accidents injure motorist’s lower back.

  • Car Accident $331,705 Settlement

    Driver suffers lumbar sprains following rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $310,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision when vehicle enters his lane.

  • Car Accident $303,750 Settlement

    Driver suffers injuries in rear-ender.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver and two passengers injured in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended after stopping for traffic.

  • Car Accident $280,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended on I-5 while on the job.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Passenger injured when struck by vehicle.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle exiting alley.

  • Car Accident $255,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended while stopped in traffic.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Aspiring model injured in vehicle collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in rear-ender after slowing to enter driveway.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in collision with left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver’s pre-existing back injury aggravated in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver allegedly runs red light, causing collision

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials


Our Awards & Recognitions In The Legal Community

  • NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
    Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California
  • BBB A+
    BBB A+
  • Brian Injury Association
    Brian Injury Association

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