More than 30 percent of all car accidents in Maine are rear-end collisions.

Although these crashes usually are not fatal, you may face long-lasting medical issues and expensive vehicle repairs.

Unexpected medical bills can pile up, especially if you need to take time off work while you heal.

Let a Maine rear-end collision lawyer help you get the resources you need to recover from your accident and move forward with your life.

At Mann Law, our seasoned attorneys have over 22 years of experience handling these cases and supporting injured victims throughout their recoveries.

We understand that this is about so much more than just the compensation you deserve, and we are here to provide the support you need. 

Rear-End Collision Injuries

Rear-end collision injuries can vary based on the vehicle accident.

When struck from behind by another vehicle, your head may snap in a whip-like movement known as whiplash.

This can cause painful neck injuries and damage to the spine, face, and head. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are also common in rear-end collisions. 

Most Rear-End Collisions are Caused by Negligence

Most rear-end collisions are caused by negligence by the tailing driver.

Careless or reckless behavior may include:

Almost all whiplash accidents are caused by the driver who rear-ends the person in front. Even if you stop abruptly, the person ramming into you likely did not leave enough space between the cars.

A skilled local attorney at Mann Law can investigate the rear-end crash for evidence of the other driver’s negligence. 

Maine Insurance Requirements

Maine sets a minimum insurance amount that all drivers must carry. It is one of only two states (the other being Wisconsin) that require all drivers to have medical payment coverage, known as MedPay. 

The minimum amount of automobile insurance Maine drivers must carry is:

  • $50,000 bodily injury for each person involved in one accident 
  • $100,000 bodily injury for all persons in one accident
  • $25,000 for property damage
  • $2,000 MedPay per person
  • $50,000/$100,000uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

MedPay covers various expenses, but to use it, your symptoms must manifest within a few days after the crash.

This can pay for injuries to passengers, funeral expenses, and dental costs for teeth damaged in an accident, among other expenses.

If the motorist responsible for the rear-ending does not have insurance or adequate coverage for your losses, you may have to file a negligence lawsuit with a Maine attorney. 

Rear-End Collision Fault

Maine is an at-fault state, meaning the driver who caused the accident must reimburse the injured driver through insurance or a lawsuit based on negligence. All drivers are required to drive carefully.

If someone tailgates, causing your rear-ending and injuries, you can sue for: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life

The lawyers at our Maine office can assess the evidence in your rear-end collision fault case, including how long it might take for you to recover, and ask the jury for adequate compensation.

Let a Maine Rear-End Accident Lawyer Support You

After a rear-end accident, you might suffer brain damage, spinal cord trauma, or broken bones. You might be unable to work for weeks or months.

Without a paycheck, you may worry that you cannot provide for your family or pay for your medical bills.  

Let us help. At Mann Law, our Maine rear-end accident lawyer who is a seasoned negotiator who understands insurance companies and experienced litigators who are not afraid to take your case to court.

We are also a team of lawyers who deeply care about you and your well-being.

If you were involved in a whiplash accident caused by another driver’s negligence, let our Maine rear-end collision lawyers take care of you and your case.

Contact us today for a consultation.