Rear-end collisions are common, but every accident case is unique. You may be experiencing pain, challenging impacts on your life, and many losses due to your injuries.
A Marietta rear-end collisions lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help. You may be entitled to seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Your initial call is free of charge, allowing us to get an idea of what you’ve suffered and how to move forward.
Call a team member today at (404) 888-8888.
Whiplash and Rear-End Collisions
Whiplash injuries occur when the head is suddenly snapped back and forth in a whip-like motion. The energy from the moving vehicle that crashed into you transfers forces through your body, causing injury to the soft tissues and bones in your neck and back.
The responsible driver does not even need to be moving at a high speed to cause injury. The forces of an accident can be traumatic to the head even during low speed rear-end collisions.
How to Diagnose Whiplash
According to the Mayo Clinic, you may have been the victim of whiplash if you suffered from:
- Neck pain
- Limited range of motion
- Shoulder or upper arm pain
- Tingling or numb sensations
Following any collision, it’s important to seek medical attention for two reasons. The first is to assess your injuries. Whiplash and other accident injuries may not be immediately apparent; symptoms may develop days after the crash. By seeing a doctor as soon as possible, a doctor can tackle pain early on.
The second reason is to create a record. A negligent driver plowed into your vehicle, leaving you injured. That is grounds for an injury claim or lawsuit. Like any other legal matter, injury claims make use of records and paperwork. By consulting medical help, you are proving the injury existed.
That being said, even if you did not consult a doctor for your whiplash or other neck injury, you can still use other evidence to demonstrate the injury’s existence, such as missed work, medication use, and expert testimony.
While many whiplash injuries resolve in days or weeks, some carry additional symptoms and complications, such as:
- Sleep disturbances
- Vision problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impaired memory
- Spreading pain
- Diminished range of motion
Depending on the severity of your whiplash, you could continue to experience pain and other symptoms for months or even years. For this reason, filing a personal injury claim can help you seek compensation for future care, allowing you to pursue help when you need it.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers if you have experienced complications from a rear-end collision. You can reach a team member today at (404) 888-8888.
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Other Rear-End Collision Consequences
Your rear-end collision may have caused additional injuries. Some other consequences of your accident could have been:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries
- Spine injuries
For example, you may have struck your head on the dashboard, been injured by airbags, or sustained bruising from the seatbelt. When you seek treatment for bruising, cuts, or sprains, the other driver may be responsible for those costs. These are the results of their negligence, making them liable for treatment expenses.
When a Rear-End Crash Is Just the Start
Being struck by another vehicle can be the beginning of a cascading chain of events. That rear-end accident could have led to a:
- Collision with a fixed object
- Multi-car collision
- Truck underride crash
If the rear-ending car struck you with enough force, you could be pushed into traffic, a large semi-truck, or even off the road. These accidents can feel overwhelming, but a Marietta rear-end collisions lawyer can untangle the confusion by determining who to hold liable.
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Pursuing and Defending Your Claim
The fact that you were rear-ended may seem like a clear indication of the other driver’s negligence. However, you still need to compile evidence to demonstrate that the other driver did not operate their car with adequate care.
Your legal team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help gather:
- Police reports
- Photographic evidence
- Video surveillance
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
In the case of a complicated, multi-car collision, we can utilize accident reconstruction and chart the chain of events that led to your injuries. By using multiple avenues to demonstrate negligence, you can build a compelling case to pursue compensation.
Possible Recoverable Compensation
Rear-end collisions can result in very specific expenses, all of which may be eligible for compensation through your claim or lawsuit. For example, you may be able to recoup the costs of:
- Chiropractor visits
- Pain medication
- Steroid shots
- Massage therapy
- Specialist visits
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Statute of Limitations
To enable you and your lawyer to understand all the factors in your case, Georgia has a statute of limitations of two years, according to Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) §9-3-33. However, your specific case may involve aspects that alter that window. Your attorney can let you know how much time you have to file.
How Preexisting Conditions May Impact Your Claim
Whiplash from a prior accident, as well as age and other back or neck injuries, can increase the severity of your injury from your current rear-end collision. Likewise, other preexisting conditions may affect both your injury and your recovery.
Some insurance companies and negligent parties may use these facts against you, claiming someone else was responsible for your pain—or even that it’s your fault. You do not have to let them convince you that you do not deserve help. You are entitled to seek compensation for how the accident aggravated your previous injuries. We can stand up for you when you seek a settlement from the insurance companies.
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You know how much this rear-end crash has affected your life. We would like to know, too. A Marietta rear-end collisions lawyer at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Call someone in our office today for a free case review at (404) 888-8888.