Motor Vehicle Backover Accidents
Brockton Car Accident Personal Injury Lawyers
A backover accident is when a motor vehicle backs into a pedestrian or person on a bicycle usually when the motor vehicle operator is trying to back out of a driveway or parking spot. They are typically low impact collisions occurring at a few miles per hour.
The average victim of a backover accident is a child or elderly adult. Research from 2007 indicates that roughly 100 of the estimated 300 annual backover related deaths are children under the age of 5, with adults 70 and older comprising 75 of the fatalities occurring annually. Children under the age 5 account for 2,000 of 18,000 backover related injuries that occur every year, and adults over age 70 account for 3,000 of the 18,000 backover related injuries that occur every year.
Where do they occur?
The majority of backover accidents don’t occur on public roadways. 39% of backover related deaths occur on residential driveways and in apartment parking lots. 17% of backover deaths occur in commercial parking lots.
Type of Vehicle Involved
Most backover accidents involve SUVs and pickup trucks. These motor vehicles have larger blind spots making it more difficult for drivers to notice small children behind the rear of the vehicle. A 5 foot 8 inch operator driving a midsize SUV has an average blind spot behind the vehicle measuring 18 feet.
Victim of a Car Backover Accident? Talk to an Experienced Brockton Auto Attorney for Free
No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our Boston Car Accident Lawyers to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step towards getting fair compensation for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.
Our knowledgeable and experienced Boston Personal Injury Attorneys assist auto / car accident victims throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Norton; and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Lowell, Revere, Chelsea, Lynn, Everett, Lawrence, Dorchester, Roxbury and Somerville.
More Information About Personal Injury Claims
- Personal Injury Practice Areas
- Bike Accident Claims
- Car Accident Claims and Damages
- Owner Negligence, Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death Claims
Car Accident FAQs And Information
- Can I get damages for pain and suffering in a car accident settlement?
- Car Accident FAQs: Can I get a rental car?
- Car Accident FAQS: What should I do after I have been in a car accident?
- Car Accident FAQs: Who will pay for my car repairs?
- FAQs About Car Accidents In Massachusetts
- How does PIP, MedPay and Health Insurance work?
- Liquor Liability Laws In Massachusetts
- PIP Insurance Claims FAQS: When I am entitled to be compensated for lost wages?
- PIP Insurance Claims FAQs: Who will pay my medical bills?
Massachusetts law requires everyone operating a motor vehicle on Massachusetts roads to carry auto insurance. However, often times people do not opera...
Side Impact Auto Accidents, or "T-bone Accidents," occur when the passenger or driver's side of an automobile is hit by another vehicle. These kinds o...
The owner of the truck is responsible for keeping the vehicle in good operating condition, paying special attention to its brakes, steering column an...
Massachusetts Liquor Liability or Dram Shop Laws don’t just apply to situations involving drunk driving accidents. Dram Shop establishments (any busin...
On September 30, 2010, Massachusetts enacted a law requiring drivers aged 75 or older to personally visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles and undergo a...
We take car accident and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis -- there is no fee for you unless we recover in a settlement or in a verdict...
Many pedestrian accidents in Massachusetts occur at or near designated crosswalks. A pedestrian crosswalk accident occurs every two hours in this coun...
Insurance companies are often quick to dismiss claims for personal injuries resulting from this mild impact rear-end fender bender type accidents. The...