Settlement Reached IN Rear-end Collision on I-35

Last updated on: August 19, 2019



The Client: N.G.

The Case: Rear-Ended on I-35

The Injuries: T1-2 Compression Fractures, T2-3 Interspinous Ligament Injuries, T1-5 Vertebrae Fractures, L4-5 Disc Protrusion, Fractured Sternum, Significant Burns on Right Hand

Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of N.G.


N.G. left his house and traveled southbound on Interstate 35 in the left lane to meet his colleagues for lunch. As the vehicle in front of N.G. slowed down for traffic and brought his truck to a complete stop.

Whilst waiting for traffic to move again, the car traveling behind our client failed to maintain an assured clear distance and rear-ended N.G. at full speed. The force of the collision caused N.G’s truck to flip multiple times and land upside down leaving N.G. injured.

As police and paramedics arrived at the scene, N.G. was still inside the vehicle. He was unconscious. The Travis County EMS immediately rushed N.G. to the Emergency Room for medical attention. Meanwhile, the person at fault for the incident was issued a traffic citation for failing to maintain an assured clear distance.


This case was settled in pre-litigation and N.G. compensated for:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses for physical therapy, wound care, hand specialist and neurosurgeon visits
  • Past lost wages after missing work for several weeks
  • Pain and suffering

Over the last 8 months I was given the utmost care and respect at every turn.

Every recommended next step was entirely to my advantage in hindsight.

Thank you Neil and the Zinda team for being such a positive light in a trying time


A Message From N.S.


What do I do if I am Rear-ended?

Just like any accident, your health should be your number one concern. Seek medical attention immediately after the incident. Once a medical professional has examined you, it is usually a good idea to document the accident in as much detail as possible. This may include:

1. Pictures of the scene and cause of the accident
2. Copies of medical records
3. Receipts for any expense incurred as a result of the accident
4. Paystubs showing monthly earnings before and after the accident
5. Copies of any correspondence with the party at fault

Once you have this information, speak with car accident lawyer to understand the next steps specific to your case.

How do I prove that the car accident was not my fault?

Your attorney can help you in establishing fault in a rear-end accident. In some cases, the police report may state who was at fault for the accident while in others you may rely on witness statements to help you prove fault.

Cases will differ depending on certain aspects of the incident. Speak with a lawyer to talk more about liability in your case.

Will a tailing driver automatically be at fault in a rear-end accident?

This will depend on the facts of your case. If the tailing driver hit you at full speed and if a police report states that they were at fault, then the answer may be yes. However, if you played any part in the accident you may be considered partially at fault for the incident. For example, if you slam on your brakes causing the care behind you to hit you, you may be considered at fault. While if you were stopped in traffic and a car rear-ended you at full speed, they may be considered at fault.


Our attorneys can help you understand the law as it pertains to car accidents. There are many factors to consider when seeking compensation.

Contact Zinda Law Group today or call 888-281-6991 for a FREE consultation regarding your car crash case. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.