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Dedicated and Experienced Rear-End Accident Lawyers

Over a Hundred Years of Experience Fighting for the Rights of Injured Accident Victims

Road users are likely to get into different types of car accidents, and one of the most common is rear-end accidents. This collision can be deadly, especially when the rear driver drives at top speed. Victims of rear-end crashes can also sustain severe injuries requiring months of medical treatment, which leads to expensive medical bills.

The time away from work results in financial constraints, and you’ll likely suffer other monetary and non-monetary losses. While Michigan is a no-fault car accident state, and your no-fault insurance will pay for your medical bills and reimburse you for lost wages, you can file a lawsuit if you sustain severe injuries, permanent disability, or disfigurement, or lose a loved one.

This is where a Detroit rear-end accident lawyer comes in. Our attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. can help you assess the facts of your case and commence the claims process against the negligent party. Contact us today at 248-286-8100 for a free case review.

Why Choose Our Rear-End Car Accident Lawyer?

At Goodman Acker P.C., we have over a hundred years of experience representing and fighting for the rights of injured rear-end accident victims. We are ethical, aggressive, trusted, and one of Michigan’s leading personal injury law firms. Our legal team is genuinely invested in our clients’ cases, and we do all we can to get a favorable outcome.

The legal team at Goodman Acker P.C. have an in-depth understanding of the Michigan legal system and applicable laws and will help you get your life back on track.

We have won millions in compensation for our clients, with a 99% success rate. Our services are on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about not having the funds to pay us. We offer free case reviews, so call us now at 248-286-8100 to learn how we can help with your rear-end accident claim.

What Causes Rear-End Accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver error is the leading cause of rear-end accidents. Driver error typically means a motorist displays poor judgment when driving, and it manifests in different ways. Driver error could be a recognition, decision, performance, or non-performance error.

Recognition errors happen when a driver ignores the road (distracted driving) because of internal or external distractions. A driver makes a decision error when acting contrary to standard driving or traffic rules. Decision errors include driving too fast for the conditions, taking a curve too fast, using an illegal maneuver, and misjudging the gap between cars (tailgating) or the speed of other vehicles.

You deserve compensation for the injuries sustained in a rear-end accident, and our rear-end accident lawyers in Detroit are your best chance of getting it.

Performance errors involve overcompensating and poor directional control, while non-performance errors involve sleeping when driving. All of these can result in a rear-end collision. Additionally, vehicle malfunctions, defective parts, and weather conditions that result in low visibility can cause rear-end crashes.

When these collisions occur, those involved will likely sustain severe injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, crush injuries, etc. If you suffer a severe wound from a rear-end accident, you may be eligible to file a compensation claim against the negligent party. Our rear-end accident attorney can help you determine your eligibility, so contact us immediately.

How Will a Rear-End Car Accident Attorney Prove Fault?

There is a general assumption that the rear driver is at fault, but this is not always true. Therefore, to ensure you have a valid claim, we will examine the case facts to identify who caused the crash and prove that you are not partly or wholly to blame.

In establishing fault, our rear-end accident lawyer in Detroit will do the following:

Review the Police Report

In Michigan, parties to an accident must notify the police if there is an injury, death, or property damage of more than $1,000. When the police arrive at the crash scene, they will document details of the accident, including the cause, the testimony of both parties and witnesses and the driver’s insurance information.

The Detroit rear-end accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. are experienced investigators and will gather the evidence to prove your claim while you heal from your injuries.

The police report also contains the point of impact of both vehicles and who the investigators believe caused the accident. We can identify and prove how the accident happened with all this information.

Obtain a Copy of the Traffic Camera Footage

Getting access to traffic camera footage may be impossible without an attorney. So, when you hire us, we will apply to the proper authorities for a copy of the traffic cam recording. Then we will review it to see how the accident happened and identify the at-fault party. Aside from traffic cameras, we will also obtain any dash cam footage that captured the accident.

Review the Details of Your Car’s Black Box

Your car’s black box can tell us a lot about how an accident happened as it records speeds and impacts. Also, if possible, we will request the black box of the other party involved and review the details.

What Compensation Can a Detroit Rear-End Accident Lawyer Get You?

Rear-end accidents often lead to monetary and non-monetary losses for which you can seek compensation. These losses are known as economic and non-economic damages and typically cover the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Cost of home improvements, etc.

Our rear-end accident lawyer can ask for exemplary damages when the at-fault party exhibits despicable behavior. If awarded, it significantly increases the value of your compensation.

Detroit Rear-End Accident Lawyer FAQs

Rear-end accident victims often have questions about the compensation process and what to expect if they decide to file a claim. Below, we address some of these questions; when you visit our firm, we will give you a more detailed explanation and address any other concerns you have.

There is no way to immediately know the worth of your claim without first taking in all the factors that influence a compensation sum. The cost of past, current, and future medical treatment, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, property damage, and the amount calculated as non-economic damages determine how much your case is worth.

If the at-fault party’s insurance company acts in good faith, you can receive compensation within weeks. But if they don’t and the case becomes a personal injury lawsuit and goes to trial, it could take months to years to conclude.

Rear-end accidents fall under personal injury claims, and under Michigan’s statute of limitations, claimants have three years to commence a personal injury action. The clock starts ticking from the day the accident happened.

Generally, you don’t need to hire a lawyer for your case. But without one, the at-fault party’s insurer will play games with your case and make you a low-ball offer. Therefore, working with an attorney who protects your rights and improves your chances of maximum compensation is better.

How Can Our Rear-End Accident Lawyer in Detroit Help You?

At Goodman Acker P.C., our Detroit car accident lawyers are committed to helping rear-end accident victims get a favorable outcome. When you hire us, we will use our experience and knowledge of Michigan personal injury laws to represent your interests. Some of our roles and responsibilities include:

  • Explaining the process of filing a personal injury case, including what it entails and how long it is likely to take to conclude
  • Giving you professional advice on what to do and what to avoid to prevent jeopardizing your case
  • Investigating every aspect of the case to determine how the accident happened and whether you share any liability that will affect how much you’ll receive as compensation
  • Gathering evidence to prove your claim and demonstrate why you deserve the compensation asked for
  • Negotiating a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company
  • Filing a lawsuit if the negotiations fail and representing you in court during the lawsuit.

You can trust us to always work in your best interests, keep you updated about your case, and guide you to make the best decisions.

Our Legal Team at Goodman Acker P.C. Will Help You Get a Favorable Outcome

Were you or a loved one involved in a rear-end accident? Our Detroit rear-end accident attorneys are the people to have by your side. We understand how devastating a car accident can be and the financial issues caused by medical bills and lost wages.

Therefore, our legal team at Goodman Acker P.C. will do all we can to quicken the process and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 248-286-8100 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Attorney Barry Goodman


Barry J. Goodman has devoted his professional life to keeping courthouse doors open for victims seeking justice. Always a tireless advocate for his own clients, Goodman sees his responsibility as a Detroit personal injury attorney in a broader sense as well. [ Attorney Bio ]