Boca Raton Rear-End Car Accident Lawyers

The Boca Raton rear-end car accident lawyers of Eltringham Law Group want you to receive justice when you’re hit from behind by another driver. Contact us to review your case and start today.

You may receive compensation for a rear-end car accident. We are professional car accident lawyers in Boca Raton who assist victims to receive every penny that they deserve. To see how we can help you call or message us now.

Lawyers for Rear-End Accidents in Boca Raton

We represent victims who are hurt in rear-end car accidents in Boca Raton. We can assist whatever your situation, including:

  • Drivers and passengers
  • Adults and children
  • Car, truck, bus occupants, motorcyclists
  • Driving for personal or business reasons
  • Moderate, severe, and catastrophic injuries
  • Out-of-state or uninsured drivers
  • Florida residents and visitors

Injuries that are especially serious, permanent, or disfiguring fall outside the Florida no-fault system. That means victims may qualify to claim pain & suffering damages in addition to economic damages like medical expenses & loss of income/earning capacity. As your Boca Raton car accident lawyers, we look at all ways for you to receive the compensation you deserve under Florida law.

Causes of Rear-End Car Accidents

A rear-end accident occurs when the front end of one vehicle strikes the back of another vehicle. Common causes of rear-end car accidents are:

  • Following too closely
  • Distracted driving, whether texting, eating, or other inattention
  • Poor driving skills, failing to brake appropriately
  • Mechanical failure, poor brakes
  • Brake lights that are not working
  • Lane changes, cutting off the vehicle behind
  • Stopping a vehicle in the roadway, impeding traffic
  • Accident avoidance maneuvers
  • Drunk driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Weather, roadway surface conditions, environmental light
  • Intentional harm, insurance fraud

Even though there may be external factors, most rear-end accidents result from negligence. Drivers are expected to adjust their driving behavior to road conditions, including the presence of traffic.

Our lawyers can investigate the causes of the accident to ensure that all contributing factors are identified. Then, we evaluate fault and your right to compensation.

Who is at fault for a rear-end accident?

Usually, but not always, the person driving the vehicle in the back is at fault for a rear-end accident. Most rear-end accidents are the result of the vehicle in the back following too closely or failing to brake when necessary.

However, there are situations where the driver of the vehicle in back may not be at fault. Some situations may have comparative negligence, where there are multiple contributing factors. For example, a vehicle is expected to have working brake lights. The driver behind may not recognize that the vehicle in front is stopping if their lights do not work. In that case liability (legal fault & responsibility) may be put on the front driver rather than the driver who rear ended that driver.

Our lawyers can evaluate your case. We review the different types of fault and how they may apply in your situation.

Florida rear-end accident laws

Florida statutes § 316.0895 prohibits following too closely. A driver may not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent. They must take traffic and highway conditions into account.

Florida law § 627.737 allows victims to bring a claim in tort when they have qualifying threshold injuries in an accident, including a rear-end car accident. A victim may claim damages, including economic losses, pain, suffering, anguish, and inconvenience.

The impact of rear-end accidents in Boca Raton

Thousands of car accidents occur in Boca Raton each year. Rear-end accidents cause significant financial and personal loss for victims and families. In addition, they cost the entire community in medical care costs, economic harm, and personal suffering of community members.

Boca Raton is home to approximately 100,000 residents. Many more people live in the greater area. Boca Raton is home to Florida Atlantic University, with over 29,000 students.

Highways and thoroughfares include U.S. Highway 1, U.S. Highway 441 (State Road 7), Interstate 95, and the Florida Turnpike. Other major roads are W Carmino Real, S Ocean Blvd, Yamato, Palmetto Park, Military Trail, Jog, Powerline, and Glades.

How Our Experienced Lawyers Can Help

Here are some ways that our lawyers can serve you if you’re in a rear-end car accident:

  • Preserving evidence and taking care of things that need to happen right now
  • Investigating the causes of the accident while building evidence to prove fault
  • Understanding Florida car accident laws and the right of victims to compensation
  • Pursuing insurance claims, negotiating with insurance companies
  • Knowing how to value your claim to ensure you don’t settle for too little
  • Addressing legal issues that are unique to your case
  • Filing legal documents and pursuing your case through legal procedures
  • Attending court hearings on your behalf, representing you at trial, if necessary

Each case is different, so there isn’t one way that every case unfolds. We will customize a plan that is right for your situation.

Start Your Rear-End Accident Case

For a free consultation and to start your case today, call our Boca Raton rear-end car accident lawyers now. Learn how Eltringham Law Group can represent you without fee unless you win your case.

Call or message us today.

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5 star review

I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!


5 star review

I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

5 star review

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.

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