Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Rear-End Collision Lawyers

You may never see it coming. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions are a common event. Especially when negligent or distracted drivers are involved… When a rear-end collision occurs at low speeds, it may only lead to a minor “fender-bender.” Drivers traveling too fast or not hitting the brakes quickly enough, however, may cause much more damage.

What should you do if you’re injured in a rear-end collision? After all, you were just going about your daily routine. Without warning, another vehicle completely disrupted your life. You may be dealing with painful injuries, a series of doctor’s visits, and a badly damaged car. Then, the bills quickly start to mount up because you’re unable to work.

Furthermore, there’s the frustration of dealing with the insurance companies. It seems like the last thing they want to do is allow you to receive a fair settlement. You may spend long hours sifting through paperwork and talking with adjusters who see you more as a number than an actual person. When they finally do offer you a settlement, you may feel like it doesn’t even come close to covering the many expenses caused by an accident that wasn’t even your fault.

You Don’t Need to Fight the Insurance Companies on Your Own

The Ward Law Group doesn’t want to see you and your family suffer. Our dedicated team helps families secure their financial futures after dealing with injuries from rear-end collisions. We take care of all the paperwork and communications so that you can focus on your recovery.

Is English your second language? The insurance companies may actually take advantage of your difficulty understanding the claims process. They may reject your claim or offer you much less than you deserve, hoping that you accept it without question.

The Ward Law Group understands that the language barrier confronting Spanish-speaking accident victims may prevent them from securing a fair settlement. Our bilingual team makes sure that each client fully understands the claims process and is competently represented.

Common Types of Rear-End Collision Claims that We Settle

When someone hits your vehicle from behind, chances are they were, at the very least, partially at-fault for the accident. Their actions and decisions behind the wheel caused you both personal and property damage. The Ward Law Group wants to make sure you are compensated fairly for your injuries and the damage to your car.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, rear-end collisions were the third leading cause of fatal crashes involving at least two motor vehicles in 2016. According to an article in The Washington Post, half a million people are hurt in an estimated 1.7 million rear-end collisions each year.

Common causes contributing to rear-end collisions include:

  • Speeding: Traveling too fast to prevent an accident that may have been avoided at normal speeds. Over half of the five million annual car crashes are caused by some form of aggressive driving like speeding.
  • Distracted driving: Certain behaviors like texting while driving, conversing with passengers, or eating may take a driver’s attention away from the road, reducing reaction times. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting while driving makes an individual 23 times more likely to crash.
  • Hazardous weather conditions: Rain, snow, and other weather conditions often make it harder to stop a vehicle to avoid an accident.
  • Tailgating: Following another car too closely makes it more difficult to react if there is a sudden stop in traffic.
  • Impaired driving: Those under the influence of drugs or alcohol may have significantly slower reaction times, thus leading to rear-end collisions.
  • Fatigued driving: Being too tired behind the wheel may be just as dangerous as other forms of impaired driving.

If evidence shows that the other driver engaged in any of these poor driving practices, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Types of Rear-End Collision Injuries & Compensation

While any car accident can lead to serious injuries, rear-end collisions make certain parts of the body especially vulnerable. Neck, head, and shoulder injuries are common during a rear-end collision. This is because these areas may suffer multiple traumas during the impact.

Let’s take a look at what happens to the body during a rear-end collision. When someone hits you from behind, your vehicle quickly lurches forward. As the seat pushes forward, the head often snaps back. Then, as the vehicle comes to a rest, the head and neck can snap forward. These violent thrusts, especially during a rear-end collision at a high rate of speed, can cause significant damage to the upper body.

Common rear-end collision injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Hand, wrist, and arm damage
  • Sprains and Strains to soft tissues
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Facial Disfigurement
  • Seat belt or airbag-related injuries
  • Mental health issues caused by the accident or resulting injuries (e.g. depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder)

If your rear-end collision resulted in any of these injuries, The Ward Law Group will be your ally in the claims process. We will take care of the hassles of negotiating with the insurance companies so that you can focus on getting better. As a result, you may receive significant compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, property damage, and more.

The Ward Law Group has successfully recovered millions of dollars for our accident victims and their families. This includes a $390,000 payout for a rear-end collision victim. Schedule a consultation today to secure your family’s financial future.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

A rear-end collision can be a surprising and traumatic event. Adrenaline and emotions often make it difficult to think clearly. The actions you take immediately after an accident, however, can ensure your safety and guarantee an easier claims process.

After an accident, make sure that you are safe. Shut off your car and, if possible, relocate to a safe area. If you suspect major head or neck injuries, remain in your car until emergency responders arrive.

Let the first responders know if you have any pain or suspected injuries. This is no time to be stoic. Request the medical attention you need right away. Refusing medical care at the scene of the accident may make it harder to prove your injuries resulted from the rear-end collision.

Even if you don’t suspect any injuries, it’s advisable to get checked out by your doctor a day or two after an accident. Some injuries don’t exhibit symptoms until days or weeks after an accident. A physical exam can alert you to any issues resulting from the accident. In addition, the resulting medical records may serve as crucial evidence for the claims process.

If possible, snap several pictures of the accident scene. Also, obtain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses.

Take some time to document the accident as soon as you get a chance. Write everything you remember. This includes traffic and weather conditions, what you were doing while driving, and when you noticed the other driver.

If you believe the accident was due to the negligence of another driver, contact a personal injury lawyer before making any agreements with the insurance company. You could risk losing a considerable sum of money if you choose to deal with the insurance company alone.

The Ward Law Group Wants to Help You

Gregory Ward started his career by representing the insurance companies. During this time, he saw how deserving families continued to suffer well after an accident due to the “tricks” of the insurance industry. In his heart, he knew this was wrong.

Gregory created The Ward Law Group to ensure that accident victims secured the compensation they needed to recover from their injuries and support their families. Let us do the legwork to help get you back on your feet financially. We will take care of communicating with the insurance companies, filing important paperwork, and handling any possible litigation.

Don’t let the complexities of the claims process keep you from fairly settling your claim. Overwhelmed English- and Spanish-speaking accident victims come to us when they don’t know where else to turn. We listen to their stories, troubles, and concerns. Then, we stand beside them throughout the claims process.

Are you ready to get your life back on track? Let us take care of the stress of the claims process. Contact The Ward Law Group today.

Client Testimonials

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.


Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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