If you were injured in a rear-end collision, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can advise you of your legal rights and help you fight for compensation in your case.
A Smyrna rear-end collisions lawyer from our team can help you gather evidence to determine the other driver’s liability. You could file an insurance claim or lawsuit to pursue some or all of the losses you incurred because of the crash.
Call us today at (404) 888-8888 for your free consultation.
Rear-End Collisions Can Be Dangerous
Rear-end collisions often happen because someone is following too closely behind the driver ahead of them. Tailgating drivers leave themselves no room to stop if the car ahead has to stop suddenly. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), rear-end collisions made up 7.2 percent of all fatal crashes in 2018.
Whiplash is one common injury experienced during a rear-end collision. Though it may seem minor, it can lead to major health complications. Whiplash symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, and even emotional issues such as depression, according to the Mayo Clinic. Treatment can include medications, physical therapy, and chiropractic visits.
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You will need to be able to prove that the other driver was engaging in reckless or negligent behavior that caused the accident. This could mean that they were driving while distracted, such as using a mobile device, eating, or were otherwise occupied with something other than driving. You could also show that they were driving aggressively, speeding, or disregarding traffic laws and safety. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is, of course, negligent behavior.
In rear-end collisions, the driver in the back is almost always found to be at fault. It is possible, though, that the one who was rear-ended is to blame, or perhaps another driver may be responsible as well. Fault is not always a given. A lawyer can help you determine the other driver’s liability.
Your lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers knows what it takes to show fault, and they will work with you and gather what is needed to build a strong case for you.
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You Can Seek to Recover Some or All of Your Losses
The monetary and emotional losses from a car accident begin building as soon as the accident happens. For instance, you may need an ambulance ride to the emergency room. Meanwhile, your car could be towed to a mechanic who begins investigating the damage. You could be faced with the total loss of your vehicle and extensive injuries to your body.
These burdens should not be yours to bear alone if the accident was not your fault. The person who was responsible could be held liable for these losses. Insurance can help you with some of the losses from an accident, but when that is not enough, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
Every state has a statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury cases. In Georgia, you have two years from the time of your accident to file a lawsuit, according to OCGA §9-3-33. If you miss this deadline, your case may be dismissed and you could be left with no options.
If you choose to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, a Smyrna rear-end collisions lawyer can help you decide on each course of action along the way. Our team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can also help you develop your settlement amount based on some of the following losses:
- Medical bills (doctor visits, specialist appointments, surgery, hospitalization, and other treatments)
- Accommodations to your home (a ramp, chair lift, or other devices)
- Property damage
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity (for work already missed and reduced earning potential because of your injuries)
- Emotional distress (including pain and suffering, anxiety, loss of sleep, inconvenience)
- Funeral and burial costs (if you lost a loved one in a rear-end collision)
- Loss of consortium or companionship (for when you either lose a family member or have certain aspects of your relationship change because of injuries suffered, such as intimacy with a spouse
These are all possible damages that could be included in a lawsuit, but it is not an exhaustive list. Consult with one of our lawyers to learn more about what you could seek.
If you lost a loved one because of an accident like this, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are laws in Georgia regarding who can file those lawsuits, including spouses and children. You have a limited time after the victim’s death to file a lawsuit in that case.
You can speak with a member of our team to discuss your questions about beginning a wrongful death case. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
We Want to Help You
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers wants to help you and your family recover compensation from your accident. If the other driver was at fault in your accident, you have a right to seek compensation from them. Call now so we can begin fighting for you and get a Smyrna rear-end collisions lawyer on your side.
You may be able to collect awards for things like medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. We can help you build a strong case for the other driver’s liability and guide you throughout the process.
Call to speak with one of our team members today at (404) 888-8888. Your consultation is free, and you will not owe us money unless we win. You do not have to fight this alone.