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5 Reasons Rear-End Accidents Happen

According to statistics published by the United States Census Bureau, there are over 10 million motor vehicle accidents each year. These accidents vary from minor fender benders to severe incidents involving multiple vehicles. One common type of car accident is a rear-end accident, which involves one vehicle colliding with the rear end of another. When these accidents occur due to someone’s negligence, victims may be able to recover by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured in motor vehicle accidents recover for their injuries, and are dedicated to helping each client we represent get the full compensation they deserve.

Rear-end accidents occur for many reasons, but are generally caused by the person who collided with the rear of the other vehicle. For this reason, the law generally presumes that the rear-ending party is legally liable for any injuries or other damages that may result. Some of the more common causes of rear-end accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to observe traffic signals

In addition to these reasons, rear-end accidents may sometimes occur due to defective vehicle equipment such as steering or brakes. When this occurs, the vehicle manufacturer or the manufacturer of the equipment that caused the accident could potentially be held liable for any injuries that may result. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine whether you have a claim, and who the responsible parties might be.  Keep in mind that you should always seek medical attention as soon as possible after being involved in a rear-end accident.

Contact a Gwinnett County personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.  Potential damages available in a rear-end case include compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others. Our attorneys have the skill and experience to help you get the best possible result in your case. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia