Philadelphia Rear End Accident Lawyer

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    With over 85 years of combined legal experience, The Reiff Law Firm’s team of personal injury attorneys has handled litigation arising from almost every imaginable category of motor vehicle accidents. We have proven liability and damages in many head-on crashes and rear-end collisions, recovering millions for our clients in these cases. While past results do not guarantee future successes and the hurries in Pennsylvania are free to believe or disbelieve facts as they interpret them, we remain dedicated to pursuing all viable legal strategies and settlement options to obtain compensation for your severe, life-altering injuries or your loved one’s wrongful death.

    If a recent head-on, rear-end, side-impact or other crash in the Philadelphia area or elsewhere in the state of Pennsylvania has left you seriously injured or grieving a death in your family, please contact us now. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, reduced future earnings and other compensation. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced The Reiff Law Firm attorney call (215) 709-6940 or contact us online today.

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    Issues in Rear End Accidents Involving 18-Wheelers and Trucks in Philadelphia

    Commercial trucks are often extremely large vehicles. As such, these types of vehicles are typically less maneuverable and require greater distances to come to a stop. At 55mph, a large commercial truck can take 335 feet to come to a complete stop (60 foot reaction time, 225-foot braking distance) compared to just 225 feet for the average passenger car. At 65 mph, a semi-truck can take 525 feet to come to a stop (71 foot reaction time, 454-foot braking distance) compared to just 316 feet for a car at the same speed. Since these large vehicles take such a long time to come to a full and complete stop, the risk of the truck rear-ending a car is greater than experienced in other vehicles.

    Furthermore, trucks are large vehicles that can often weigh up to 80,000 pounds and are elevated much higher than most passenger vehicles. This leads to two-risks for people in passenger vehicles. First, the amount of mass a commercial truck has makes it more likely that when an accident occurs, the injuries will be severe, life-threatening, or result in a death. Second, the height of trucks means that individuals in passenger vehicles can underride the truck. In extreme cases, decapitations of the driver of the car and passengers have occurred. While many trucks are equipped with underride guards, IIHS has found these underride guards to be ineffective in certain crash types and has urged the DOT and NHTSA to adopt more stringent standards such as the ones currently in effect in Canada.

    In all motor vehicle accident cases, we stand ready to combat the “deny, delay, defend” tactics of insurance companies and large commercial motor carriers with solid evidence and our strategic approach to negotiation and trial strategies. We prepare a solid foundation for every matter we take on to show the true costs of the injuries inflicted by the commercial truck. We may show how these injuries have affected your daily life, the activities you have had to cease due to your injuries, the level of pain and suffering you experienced and many other aspects that can make the pain you have felt tangible for the other side.

    Committed to Pursuing Compensation for Philadelphians in Rear End Accidents

    It is difficult to imagine a more horrific experience than a head-on collision. Even at relatively low speeds, fatalities and catastrophic brain injuries (TBIs) are common. At highway speeds — when head-on crashes commonly result from drunk driving or an illegal passing maneuver — extremely serious injuries almost always result.

    Although fault for a rear-end collision may appear obvious, recovering monetary compensation for severe injuries is still work for an experienced auto accident lawyer. Establishing the seriousness of head and neck injuries associated with whiplash, for example, may require carefully gathered medical evidence and expert testimony. In many cases, the driving behavior of those involved in a rear-end or head-on collision is not the only issue worthy of investigation. Our knowledge extends to:

    • All types of automotive defects such as defective tires and airbags, gas tanks susceptible to explosion, and vehicle design shortfalls involving crashworthiness and rollover susceptibility.
    • Problems with defective ignition switches in vehicles produced by General Motors (GM) and other companies.
    • Injuries and deaths due to Takata airbags that deploy with too much force because of a defective inflator.
    • Targeting monetary recoveries for victims of drunk driving crashes and accidents caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver
    • Specific key issues in trucking accident cases

    In all motor vehicle accident cases, we stand ready to combat the “deny, delay, defend” tactics of insurance companies with solid evidence and our skill of negotiating and trial strategies.

    Our Attorneys Can Help if You Were Injured in a Rear End Collision in Philadelphia

    If you have been involved in a serious head-on crash, rear-end collision or other type of car accident in Pennsylvania, please turn to us for an aggressive and strategic approach to your matter. Our law firm is proud to have been trusted by Philadelphians for decades. If you have suffered life-altering injuries in a rear-end collision with a car or a truck, the attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm can fight for you. Likewise, if a family member has been wrongfully killed in a rear-end or other collision, we may be able to fight for you. To schedule a free and confidential initial consultation call us at (215) 709-6940 or contact us online by using the web form at the top of the left sidebar.

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    As a former client, I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case. I was in a very serious automobile accident with severe injuries to neck and back areas. I contacted the law firm and asked what to do with the medical bills and how do I get the correct representation against the individual who rear-ended my car. In short, the firm took complete control of the case contacting my insurance company and asking for all the medical bills and legal matters be sent directly to them. I was able to get treatment from my doctor without worrying about the legal stuff. Furthermore, two years later the case was settled for a substantial amount of money. My life was much better due to the firm handling of my case. My attorneys at Reiff Law Firm are absolutely the best and I have recommended to my family friends. Thanks Reiff Law Firm.

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    Before meeting with Jeffrey Reiff and Bob Szostak from the Reiff law firm I’ve consulted with a few other injury attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Difference was, these guys know their stuff! I was absolutely blown away by how compassionate and welcome this law firm makes you feel. Once signed with them I never went a single week without staying in the loop with the progress and updates these guys have on your case. Working with them for some time turned what was an injury case, into a family! From calls and meetings, to just calling in to say “hi how’s everything going” I’ve never felt like a beat was skipped. I’d recommended the Reiff law firm 100%! I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city. The awards they’ve earned over the years speaks for itself! I can never thank the Reiff law firm and Bob Szostak enough for everything they’ve done, their professionalism, compassion and all of their knowledge and experience! Highly rated! Best in the city! I look forward continuing our relationship in the future. Thanks again My Reiff family!

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    What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future.

    I highly recommend the team at the Reiff Law Firm. Both Jeff and Robert were there to guide me through a very difficult time. What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future. The team at the Reiff Law Firm made me feel at ease and I had no doubts trusting them with various concerns. They kept me informed every step of the way without making me feel overwhelmed or anxious. Don't hesitate to contact them for your legal needs - especially if you want a team that has the utmost concern and compassion for their clients.

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    ...without them I would have been lost.

    I can’t say enough great things about the Attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm. They made me feel at ease when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. Never being in a situation like this I was so unsure of where to start and how to go about the process. Justin gave me options where I thought I had none and explained everything in a way that I could understand. Justin and the team helped me arrange all of the treatment and therapy that I needed, without them I would have been lost. My attorney John went to bat for me like no one else could have, his knowledge and professionalism is unmatched. If anyone is ever in need of a team of attorneys the Reiff Law Firm is my ONLY recommendation.

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    I was referred to the Reiff Law Firm by a friend who had previously been a client of the firm. My friend told me that the Reiff Firm had done an incredible job handling his case and treated him like family. My friend's recommendation was spot on. I am going to miss them now that my case is over. Attorney Reiff and Attorney Toczydlowski are excellent attorneys. They really care. They got me an INCREDIBLE RESULT. Most importantly they were there for me during some extremely dark and difficult times in my life. I highly recommend the Reiff Law Firm to anyone seeking the very best legal representation for injuries they suffered in an accident.

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    ...what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected.

    I greatly appreciate the care and compassion the Reiff Law Firm has given to my family at a very difficult time. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected. They did not give up and treated us like family.

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