Rear-end auto accidents can happen anywhere. Whether you are traveling on Interstate 285 or a rural road, you could be the victim of a rear-end collision. The accidents could be the result of one person driving recklessly, such as speeding, changing lanes quickly or cutting in front of another driver.
In some instances, more than one vehicle may be involved. This often happens as cars fill busy streets and interstates during rush hour traffic. If one car hits the rear of another, soon the drivers could see a domino effect. It can start with one accident and lead to several other chain reaction crashes.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact an Atlanta rear-end accident attorney at The Balams Firm. ReShea Balams has experience representing clients in the Atlanta area who have been injured in car accidents. She fights for the rights of the drivers and works to get the compensation they deserve.
The Balams Firm represents clients throughout the Atlanta area, including Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, College Park, Norcross, Duluth, Smyrna, Milton, Decatur, Brookhaven, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta and Dunwoody. Call (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Rear-end crashes often are a result of one person's negligence. In most cases, the driver of the car whose bumper hits the rear of the other vehicle is at fault. However, other scenarios could put other drivers at fault for the accident.
Some possible causes of rear-end crashes in Georgia include:
After an accident you should immediately seek medical help. Even if you do not immediately feel like you are in too much pain, you may have whiplash, a neck injury commonly caused by the force of a rear-impact collision. Complications from whiplash may not be immediate.
No matter the circumstances, you should avoid speaking to other drivers and insurance companies. You should contact a personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Insurance companies often will dispute the injuries an individual incurred from a rear-end impact accident. After a crash you could experience bruises or soreness, but more serious accidents could leave you with head or neck injuries. It is important you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you receive the damages you are entitled to for your injuries.
If you fail to reach a settlement with the insurance company, your attorney likely will file a lawsuit on your behalf against the party responsible for your injuries. He or she must prove the at-fault driver was negligent by a preponderance of the evidence.
Discovering who the negligent party is sometimes can be complicated, especially if several vehicles are involved. An attorney can help establish fault and find the best route to take when pursuing damages for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The person driving the back-most car in the collision is not always at fault. For example, if another driver cuts in front of you suddenly, brakes and causes you to rear-end his or her car, that person could be held responsible for the accident.
Also, if you are stationary behind a vehicle and a driver hits your car from behind the force of the collision could cause you to hit the vehicle in front of you. In that case the driver who rear-ended your car could be held liable for the damage to the other parties. You would not be responsible for that collision.
If you have been injured in a rear-end accident because of another driver's negligence, contact an Atlanta rear-end collision attorney at The Balams Firm. ReShea Balams works with each client and handles each case with the utmost importance. Call (404) 445-2005 to schedule a case evaluation.