Rear-End Accidents and Driver Negligence

Auto accidents affect millions of people each year, and are an unfortunate reality of modern life. In urban areas where frequent stopping and starting is common, accidents involving one vehicle colliding with the rear of another are common.  Rear-end accidents are capable of causing significant damage and serious injury to the vehicles and people involved. As a result, it is advisable for anyone involved in an Atlanta rear-end accident to retain the services of an experienced Peachtree City car accident attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers at Shane Smith Law are dedicated to helping people injured in rear-end accidents recover and work hard to obtain the highest possible settlement or award in each case we handle.

There are many potential reasons that a rear-end accident can occur. Generally speaking, these accidents tend to be the fault of the driver in the rear vehicle.  While not all rear-end accidents are the result of negligence on the part of the driver, many are. Some common examples of negligence that can lead to rear-end accidents include:

  • Following too closely
  • Speeding
  • Failure to properly maintain a vehicle
  • Brake failure
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Burned out brake lights
  • Sudden lane changes

For the purposes of establishing liability, it is important to determine exactly what caused a rear-end accident. If, for example, a driver following another car too closely caused an accident, the driver of that vehicle could likely be held liable. If, on the other hand, an accident was caused by brake failure, the manufacturer of the brakes or the vehicle itself could potentially be held liable. An experienced attorney will be able to analyze the facts of your accident and determine whether evidence of negligence exists.

Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured in a rear end accident in the Atlanta area you may be entitled to significant compensation. The best way to ensure that your legal rights are protected is to retain one of the experienced personal injury attorneys of Shane Smith Law as soon as possible. We are committed to helping the victims of negligent drivers recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.

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