I Was Rear-Ended By the Other Car. Am I At Fault?



Plaintiff was driving his  Honda southbound. Defendant was driving a  Mercedes Benz behind Plaintiff’s vehicle and rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle. Said impact caused Plaintiff to hit the car in front of him. Plaintiff sustained injuries as a result.


Defendant rear ended Plaintiff.


Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck, lower and mid back, shoulders, rfoot/heel, and hips as a result of this double-impact rear-end collision. Following the accident he sought treatment from a doctor. Plaintiff was diagnosed with cervical sprain, thoracic sprain, lumbar sprain, post-traumatic head syndrome, right foot/heel contusion/sprain. Per the doctor, Plaintiff began a course of physical therapy. X-rays were ordered. Plaintiff was prescribed Robaxin and Motrin for the pain.



Plaintiff still complains of neck pain and plans to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. All other symptoms have subsided.

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Ari Friedman
Personal Injury Lawyer

“I Was Rear-Ended” – Now What?

accidentRear-End Case Analysis


Plaintiff was driving a Cadillac sedan westbound. Defendant was driving a Ford truck behind Plaintiff’s vehicle and rear-ended Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant’s vehicle was owned by another individual. The police department investigated the accident and determined that the accident was primarily caused by Defendant in violation of Vehicle Code section 21703, “following too closely”.


Defendant alleges that he was driving during the scope of his employment. Plaintiff does not deny this. Defendant erroneously is under the impression that because he was working at the time of the collision, he is not liable. Defendant admits to driving the vehicle at the time of the collision and rear ended Plaintiff.


Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck,  shoulder, hip, and low-back that radiates into his leg as a result of this rear-end collision. Following the accident he sought treatment from a doctor, and his diagnostic impressions were: Acute pain due to trauma, cervicocranial syndrome, cervical neuralgia, cervical spine sprain, strain, lumbar plexis disorder, lumbago, lumbosacral sprain/strain and hip sprain/strain. Based on said diagnoses, plaintiff received physical therapy. Currently, plaintiff  still has low back pain radiating into the legs. Plaintiff was also examined by Orthopedic Specialist, who prescribed foot orthodics and an MRI to be performed of his left hip and low back. The MRI revealed positive findings to the low back. Plaintiff continues to experience residual pain and intends to follow up with the doctor for future treatment options.


This case was settled out of court, and the client got the money they deserved!

If you were injured in an auto accident, it is in your best interest to call an experienced personal injury attorney.

Attorney Ari Friedman will work for you to get you a favorable result. Remember, car accident lawyers don’t get paid for a consultation and only get paid when money is made on a case! There is no out of pocket money you will be paying your lawyer.

Ari Friedman
Personal Injury Lawyer

Explaining Contingent Fees

No win no fee concept

Concept of No win no fee

How about paying a fee for a service only if you are satisfied with it? Sounds good, eh? That is exactly what no win no fee is all about. Also known as conditional fee or contingent fee, this is a fee that you have to pay only if the service that was provided to you resulted in a favorable outcome. These types of fees are usually charged in the case of legal matters, where the client has to pay the attorney’s fees only if the attorney procures a favorable outcome for the client.

Need for conditional fee

Not most people can afford to pursue a case in a court of law. The charges involved are sky-high with the attorney fee being the major contributor to it. With the help of this conditional fee, even those who normally cannot afford attorney fee will be able to pursue cases in a court of law. In this way, the government is able to ensure that no person is denied of their civil rights just because they are poor.

There are definite advantages to the client in such cases as the attorney will work diligently on the case because if he or she loses the case, then there would be no fee. This is an advantage, and also, the client can look forward to the attorney not settling for a lower amount in most cases.

Fee structure

No win no fee attorneys

            No win no fee lawyers

Now that you have become acquainted with the term no win no fee, the next question will obviously be about the fee structure. To make it clear, if the client was to receive a sum of money from the defendant as damages, not every bit of that money will go to the attorney as fees. There is a law that determines the fee of attorney but most lawyers will only charge a lesser fee than the local law allows them. Lawyers are allowed to charge 100% of the damages that are given to their clients. They are not allowed to charge more than that but they can charge the regular hourly charges. However, most lawyers on principle will only charge around 25% to 50% of the total damages.

These are some information regarding conditional fees that a lawyer can charge. The clients that usually take up these cases does so in an attempt to prove a point, raise awareness of an issue, or seek vengeance.