Car accidents injure thousands of Georgia drivers and passengers every year, sometimes seriously. Rear-end accidents make up a significant number of these accidents, and often result in successful legal claims. Generally speaking, the driver of the vehicle that did the hitting is deemed at fault for a rear-end accident, unless there are other circumstances that made the accident unavoidable. Rear-end accidents can be highly contested, however, so it is important for victims to make sure to retain an attorney to ensure that they receive the maximum possible settlement or award available.

Common Injuries Associated with Rear-End Accidents

Rear end accidents are extremely dangerous, in no small part due to the fact that the person in the lead vehicle often has no chance to brace him or herself for an impact. Consequently, rear-end accidents are capable of causing a plethora of serious injuries, including the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Facial fractures
  • Concussions
  • Bruises
  • Whiplash
  • Disfigurement
  • Spinal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

These and other injuries that victims can sustain in rear-end accidents have the potential to result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. In addition, people who are involved in motor vehicles crashes may be unable to work for an extended period of time, and may even require constant care. These and other noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life often are recoverable from the party or parties at fault for your accident. Having an experienced lawyer in your corner is the best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after your accident.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Rear-end accident victims should protect their legal rights by retaining an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Our Brooks attorneys are dedicated to helping people recover for their losses, and will consult with you regarding your accident at no charge. To schedule your free consultation with an attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith, call our offices today at (770) 487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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