A Bradenton rear-end collisions lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you build a case and hold a driver accountable if they hit you from behind. Rear-end accidents in Bradenton are almost always the fault of the rear driver, and our team can hold them responsible for any serious injuries, expenses, losses, and other damages you incurred if we can prove they caused your accident.

Call Distasio Law Firm now at (813) 259-0022. You can discuss your case with a member of our car accident team at no cost to you. Learn if we can help you pursue justice and compensation during this free consultation.

Learn more about Rear End Car accidents in Florida.

Causes of Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are a common type of car accident that occurs in Manatee County and nationwide. They often occur as a result of carelessness, distraction, or other everyday factors. One does not have to drive recklessly or aggressively to cause this type of collision. Common causes of rear-end accidents include:

  • Failure to leave enough space between vehicles, known as inadequate following distance.
  • Distracted or inattentive driving.
  • Failure to stop at a red light, stop light, or congested area.
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions.
  • Problems with stopping the vehicle in rain, ice, or other poor conditions.

If another driver made one of these mistakes and hit you from behind, they may be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered. This is almost always true if you suffered any serious or permanent injuries, as defined in Florida Statute § 627.737. Let our team determine if you qualify to take legal action today during your free case consultation with a member of our team.

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If we work together on your case, our team will handle the investigation, filings, expert witnesses, and other necessary components and dedicate our time and resources to your case. Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022 to get started on your case.

Let Distasio Law Firm Hold the At-Fault Motorist Accountable

A car accident lawyer in Bradenton from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you build a solid case and hold the at-fault driver responsible for the effects of the accident they caused. We know car accidents and serious injuries can cause a large financial, emotional, and physical drain on your family and your finances. We want to help you recover your expenses, hold the liable party responsible for your damages, and get your life back to normal as soon as possible.

A Bradenton rear-end collisions lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to go to work building your case and protecting your rights today. Let us review your case to determine if we can seek an insurance claim settlement or a court award for you.

Recoverable Damages in a Bradenton Rear-End Accident Case

If Distasio Law Firm believes you have a strong case for compensation under Florida law, we will file an insurance claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit in a Manatee County court. This could result in a settlement agreement with their insurance carrier or a verdict in court.

The proceeds from a settlement or verdict will include the recoverable damages from your car accident case. In general, some types of damages may include:

  • Current and future medical treatment and care expenses.
  • Current and future lost income and benefits.
  • Reduced earning ability because of permanent injuries.
  • Repair or replacement of your damaged car.
  • Other property damages incurred in the accident.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses you paid as a result of the accident.
  • Pain and suffering damages.
  • Mental anguish and other intangible losses.

Our team also pursues wrongful death damages when necessary for our clients. A wrongful death occurs when a victim of a negligence accident, such as a traffic accident, passes away from their injuries or complications of their injuries. The pursuit of these damages is allowed under Florida Statute § 768.21.

Statute of Limitations on Filing a Lawsuit in a Florida Car Accident Case

Florida, like other states, puts a statute of limitations on filing a car accident lawsuit for those who qualify to do so. Under Florida Statute § 95.11, you generally only have two years in an injury case and 2 years in a wrongful death case to gather evidence to prove your case, prepare your legal paperwork, and officially file the lawsuit against the at-fault driver or other liable parties. We will handle this process on your behalf if it becomes necessary.

In some cases, filing a civil suit in a Manatee County court is all it takes to convince the insurance provider to offer a fair out-of-court settlement in your car accident case, even if they previously refused the initial claim amount.

In other cases, we may need to go to trial and present the facts of your accident case, show the severity of the injuries you sustained, document your related damages, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Speak to a Member of Our Bradenton Car Accident Team Today

If you were hurt seriously in a rear-end accident, a Bradenton rear-end collisions lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to seek compensation on your behalf. This compensation can help you pay for your treatment, cover costs until you can return to work, and more. Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022.

We offer free case evaluations for victims of rear-end accidents in Bradenton. We also represent accident victims based on contingent fees. You will not ever pay us out of your own pocket.


Our main office is here in Downtown Tampa, Florida in the Channelside neighborhood. Office in Wesley Chapel and Largo are available by appointment only.

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