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What Is the Average Settlement for a Rear-End Car Accident in Texas?

Posted in Car Accidents on October 4, 2022

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Rear-end collisions are, unfortunately, extremely prevalent. We recognize how difficult it can be to suffer injuries due to such an accident.

This type of accident can cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other severe injuries.

A rear-end crash can be the result of speeding, driver fatigue, distracted driving, or other causes.

Our attorneys can assist you in getting the compensation you need after the accident. Consider getting in touch with Aaron A. Herbert, P.C., today.

What Is the Average Payout for a Rear-End Collision?

You may be asking yourself, what is the average settlement for a rear-end car accident in Texas?

The specific amount you may receive in a settlement varies greatly depending on your circumstances. Typical car accident settlement amounts range from thousands to millions of dollars.

Many factors impact settlement amounts, so quoting an “average” is misleading. The only way to get an accurate estimate for your case is to consult with an experienced attorney who knows how to weigh the competing factors.

Recent Case Settlements We Have Won For Our Clients

Here are some recent case settlements that we achieved for past clients after they were involved in a rear-end collision in Texas.

  • $1,2750,000 auto accident case involving a rear-end collision. 18 Wheeler ran into the rear of the client’s vehicle setting his car on fire.
  • $575,000 auto accident case. At fault, the driver was on a cell phone and rear-ended the client’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.
  • $265,000 client was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle and spent 24 hours in the emergency room.
  • $225,000 auto accident case. At fault, the driver rear-ended another vehicle starting a chain reaction and causing the client’s vehicle to be hit from behind and then pushed into another vehicle.
  • $200,000 Two clients were hit from behind on the highway and the at-fault driver’s insurance paid the full policy limits of $100,000 for each client.
  • $110,000 client was rear-ended after dropping off her child at school.
  • $67,500 low impact auto accident where the client was rear-ended. Collison caused aggravation of pre-existing injuries.

Determining Damages

There are many factors that can impact your settlement, but today we’ll discuss just two main factors.

Insurance and Policy Limits

Depending on the insurance and policy limit of each party, the settlement amount can greatly vary. Under Texas law, every driver is required to have the following insurance:

  • $30,000 in coverage for injuries per person,
  • Up to $60,000 total for injuries in a single accident, and
  • $25,000 for property damage.

These are the minimum amounts, but your damages may exceed these limits. If so, you may want to contact a knowledgeable attorney about your options for seeking additional compensation.

Who Was At Fault

The level of fault on the part of each party involved can change the amount of your settlement. Texas is a modified comparative negligence state with a 51% bar.

This means if the injured person is 51% or more at fault for the accident, they cannot recover damages. If you suffered an injury and were at fault for less than 51% of the accident, you will likely be able to recover compensation.

What Can My Settlement Include?

A settlement can allow you to recover economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

This category of damages is more objective, tangible, and easily calculated than non-economic damages. Economic damages under Texas law can include:

  • Medical expenses,
  • Lost wages, and
  • Property damage.

If you have any questions, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys.

Non-Economic Damages

This type of damage is more subjective, less tangible, and harder to quantify than economic damage. Non-economic damages might include but are not limited to:

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Physical impairment,
  • Inconvenience, and
  • Loss of consortium

These can be difficult to determine on your own because these types of damages can’t be assessed using receipts, invoices, or pay stubs. Reach out to our attorneys for further information.

How Our Lawyers Can Help

If you have suffered an injury in a rear-end car accident, our lawyers are here to fight for you.

Get in touch with Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. today, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our attorney is a veteran of the Marine Corps and graduated at the top of his class at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Besides rear-end collisions, our firm has experience with slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, and more.

Consider reaching out to attorney Aaron Herbert at 214-336-4004 or email him at