Rear-end collisions can be extremely devastating. They are often a result of the rear driver not paying attention or having a mechanical malfunction that results in a loss of their brakes.
Rear-end collisions, or collisions where you're hit from behind, are common when a rear vehicle is traveling too close to your own. If you have to stop suddenly, they may not have time to stop. This result in a crash.
What should you do if you're struck in a rear-end collision?
One thing you'll want to do is to make sure the other person is okay. In some cases, the rear vehicle is actually more likely to be damaged, especially considering that it's a front-end collision for the driver. They are closer to the collision and impact that you would be in the driver's seat of the first vehicle.
If they are injured, you'll need to call 911. At this point, they might admit to not paying attention or texting; Remember any evidence or admissions they make so that you can repeat them to the police.
You should also look around the scene to see if there are any witnesses who have stayed. If so, they may have good information on what the driver was doing before the crash. For instance, the witness might say they saw them on the phone or looking away from the roadway.
When you can, place a call to your attorney to discuss what happened and make sure you head to the hospital. Start documenting what you can remember so that you have the facts straight for your claim.