Atlanta Rear-End Accident Lawyers
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Were you in a rear-end accident caused by the driver behind you? They might have tried to convince you that you’re fine because the crash didn’t happen at a high speed. Or their insurance company might have told you in plain wording that you don’t have a case, so you shouldn’t try to make one. Our Atlanta rear-end accident attorneys of Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC are here to tell you not to give up on your case before it even has a chance to begin!
With our guidance, you might be able to file a claim against the other driver that secures significant compensation to aid with your recovery. The truth is that rear-end collisions can and often do result in severe, life-altering injuries. It is only fair that you get compensated if that has happened to you.
Causes of Rear-End Accidents
As is the case in all personal injury matters, a plaintiff must be able to establish that his or her accident was the result of some sort of negligence on the part of the defendant. Our attorneys can investigate your crash to determine why it happened. Generally speaking, the driver in the rear vehicle is at fault for the accident, although there some situations in which the driver of the vehicle in front or a vehicle manufacturer could be at fault as well.
There are often many forms of evidence around a crash scene that can point liability in the right direction. For example, tire marks on the asphalt could show that the other driver was breaking the speed limit when they smashed into you after fruitlessly braking at the last second. We would also like to know if you were able to collect any evidence from the scene yourself, such as pictures on your smartphone.
Some of the more common examples of the kinds of driver negligence that can lead to rear-end accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Failure to properly maintain a vehicle
- Ignoring poor weather conditions
- Texting while driving
- Eating while driving
- Driving while intoxicated
Rear-End Accident Injuries
As mentioned, you might have been told by an opposing party that you can’t file a claim for your rear-end accident because your injuries “can’t be that serious.” A medical professional might say otherwise. After an accident, you should always go to the doctor for a checkup within 24 hours. Ideally, you will head straight from the crash to urgent care if you aren’t taken to the emergency room in an ambulance.
Injuries that people often suffer in rear-end accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
Whiplash is one of the most common rear-end collision accident injuries. It occurs when the neck is whipped back and forth suddenly. In this abrupt, violent motion, the nerves, tendons, and muscles of the neck can stretch and tear, resulting in a severe soft tissue injury that can cause months or years of pain and complications.
Can the Front Car Be Liable in a Rear-End Accident?
If you were rear-ended by a negligent driver, you might think your case is open-and-close. But don’t be surprised if the other driver tries to shift some liability onto you.
Front cars in rear-end accidents can be partially liable if the driver:
- Reversed with malfunctioning taillights.
- Cut-off the other driver then slammed the brakes.
- Backed out of a parking spot without looking.
Evidence of the other driver’s liability can also be used to protect your claim from these accusations. Let us be the legal team that helps you find and use that evidence correctly.
When Can You Sue for a Rear-End Collision?
You only have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit if you can prove that the car behind you was responsible for the rear-end collision. In some cases there may be multiple vehicles responsible for the accident; for example in bumper-to-bumper traffic, it may have been a car several vehicles back that caused the initial impact by rear-ending the car directly behind you and forcing that car into you. Proving liability in cases like this can be tricky, but our attorneys are standing by to help you build your case and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Take Your Case to Our Firm Today
Get our rear-end collision lawyers in Atlanta on your side today. We take pride in challenging insurance companies in difficult cases and finding smart ways to succeed. Our goal is to get you the most compensation possible, so you can feel good about your future well-being.
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