“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