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The Most Common Injury in Rear-end Accidents

Rear-end accidents are extremely common in Georgia and throughout the United States. A rear-end accident occurs when the front of one car runs into the back of another car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 28 percent of all motor vehicle accidents involve a rear-end collision. This type of collision usually happens in heavier traffic when the vehicle in front suddenly stops or the vehicle in back accelerates too quickly. Following too closely and distracted driving are also common culprits of rear-end collisions. If you have been involved in a rear-end collision and you suffered injuries, you deserve to recover from the driver who was at fault. Contact an auto accident lawyer in Fayette County to help you receive compensation for your injuries.


The most common injury in rear-end accidents is known as whiplash. Whiplash is a non-medical term for a variety of neck and back injuries that result from the head suddenly jerking back and forth like a whip. Whiplash injuries usually take weeks or months to heal, and victims often require physical therapy, pain medication, and more. Furthermore, some whiplash victims develop chronic pain, headaches, or other ailments that may be difficult to treat or diagnose. For this reason, some whiplash victims experience long-lasting suffering and inconvenience as a result of their rear-end accident. Though many people do not consider whiplash to be a serious injury, it can have a serious effect on a victim’s life and can keep them from working or performing everyday tasks or leisure activities.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered whiplash in a rear-end accident, you are likely facing medical bills, rehabilitation time, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You deserve to be fully compensated for all of your accident-related losses by the driver who rear-ended your vehicle, and an experienced auto accident attorney can help you do just that. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free initial appointment.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia