Rear End Collisions

Georgia Car Accident Lawyer

Atlanta car accident lawyer Stephen M. Ozcomert is one of Georgia’s elite “Super Lawyers.” Drawing from over 20 years of experience, he has an established reputation for excellence in personal injury law. The law office of Stephen M. Ozcomert is dedicated to providing results-driven service and compassionate representation to victims injured by negligence.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions have become a fact of life in our car-dependent world. Also known as “fender benders,” they try the patience of drivers in Atlanta and across the state. They account for approximately 2.5 million crashes or 30 percent of all traffic accidents in the United States. Rear-end collisions often involve:

  • Tailgating
  • Lane changes
  • Construction zones
  • Evasive maneuvers
  • Detours, road hazards
  • Balding tires, treading
  • Chain-reaction crashes
  • Insufficient braking distance

Transportation studies have shown that most rear-end collisions occur because the naked eye cannot immediately detect deceleration in front. Motorists are often caught off-guard by sudden braking. Without sufficient distance, the following driver also loses the required time to react, resulting in a collision with the stopped or slowing car in front. If you have been involved in a rear end car accident, do not hesitate to contact Atlanta rear-end collision attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert for a free consultation.

Rear End Collision Causes

Rear-end collisions are nearly always caused by negligence. Motorists are negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable care in operating their cars. Under Georgia personal injury law, this breach of a legal duty results in liability. Accidents caused by negligent driving may involve:

  • Road rage
  • Intoxication
  • Driver fatigue
  • Failure to yield
  • Talking, texting
  • Excessive speed
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Pedestrian crosswalks

When negligent motorists cause rear-end collisions, they may be held liable for injuries that result. If the collision proves fatal, at-fault parties may be responsible for compensating the victim’s surviving family. Claimants are entitled to pursue damages from negligent drivers and their insurers.

Rear End Collision Injuries

Real vehicles are not bumper-cars; when a truck hits a line of parked cars, the stationary vehicles absorb the force of that impact, as do the passengers within. Rear-end collisions and the chain reactions they cause can result in a variety of injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Bruising
  • Whiplash
  • Herniation
  • Hemorrhage
  • Head trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis, death

While some injuries require emergency treatment, others develop over time. Many rear-end collisions are fatal. And even if the physical harm sustained in an accident is not permanent, emotional trauma often endures. These are all damages that negligent drivers and insurers must compensate victims for if found liable.

Personal Injury Damages

Georgia law provides personal injury and wrongful death damages to victims and family members injured by rear-end collisions. These may include compensation for:

  • Lost income
  • Future wages
  • Medical costs
  • Pain, suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost relationships

Insurance companies rarely admit liability for injuries. Recovering compensation may require bringing a case to court. An experienced Atlanta car accident attorney provides crucial leverage in obtaining the maximum award possible through settlement or trial.

Hiring the Right Lawyer

If you were involved in a rear-end collision, look no further than Atlanta personal injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert. For more than 20 years, he has succeeded in complex car accident cases involving multiple parties and insurers. Whether handling insurance adjusters or uninsured drivers, Mr. Ozcomert has the experience and dedication required to win compensation for you. Do not settle for less than the best quality legal representation. Call Stephen M. Ozcomert today at (404) 370-1000 or, toll free, at 888-373-9321, for a free consultation or contact us online.