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Rear-End Accidents and Driver Error

Car accidents affect thousands of people in and around the Atlanta each year. In the most severe cases, these accidents can leave victims with significant injuries and long-term medical complications. Even when the injuries people sustain are not particularly severe, they may cause significant discomfort and lost income due to missing work. It is important, therefore, for car accident victims to make sure that their legal rights are protected after sustaining an injury in a motor vehicle crash. The personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith understand how to get car accident victims the compensation they deserve, and work hard to hold negligent drivers liable for the injuries they cause.

 

Rear-end collisions are one of the most dangerous kinds of car accident that can occur. Often, the driver in the lead vehicle has no idea that a collision is imminent, making it impossible for him or her to prepare for a collision or take evasive action to mitigate the impact. Because of these factors, the injuries that people sustain in rear-end collision can be severe, and may include concussions, whiplash, broken bones, and burns.


Generally speaking, in a rear-end accident the driver in the rear vehicle will be the party at fault for causing the accident. Some of the more common ways that driver negligence leads to rear-end collisions include:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to properly maintain a vehicle

 

An experienced Peachtree City car accident attorney will evaluate the circumstances of your accident and help you determine whether any evidence of driver negligence exists. It is important for victims of rear-end accidents to be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident in order to ensure that an official record exists connecting your injuries to the accident.

Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order 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