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Info about Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of accident in Georgia, accounting for thousands of insurance claims each year. Usually these accidents are caused by drivers following too closely behind another car, or a driver who is distracted by something else.

These distractions could include a range of things, like using a cellular device, talking to passengers, adjusting the radio, eating, and a plethora of other actions. Speeding, drunk driving, and dangerous weather conditions have also been reasons for rear-end crashes.

If you have been rear-ended by another person, then you need to make an appointment to see an Atlanta personal injury lawyer from The Kalka Law Group. We can help you figure out how to make an insurance claim against another driver so you can get compensated for your damages.

To prevent further rear-end accidents, it is recommended that drivers do the following:

  • Frequently check to see what's going on behind you
  • Use your signals in advance
  • Make sure that mirrors are properly adjusted and windows are not obstructed from view
  • Change lanes if someone is tailgating you
  • Try to stay out of other drivers' blind spots
  • Make sure that your brake lights work

Who is at fault for my rear-end collision in Georgia?

In the majority of rear-end accidents, the car in back is held liable for the accident because they are supposed to leave enough room to react to another driver's deceleration. Most insurance companies conclude that the driver in the rear was not maintaining a safe distance or they wouldn't have crashed.

In some instances, however, the driver in the front could be at fault. These could include unsafe lane changes, mechanical failures, or illegal stops. To see if you were at fault for your situation, get in touch with our car accident attorneys, who can better determine how much you could recover in damages.

Whiplash

Like all car accidents, rear-end collisions produce a number of injuries for victims. Whiplash is probably the most common, even in low-speed crashes. The force of quickly moving forward and then being jerked back can lead to serious injuries in a person's neck and back. Symptoms of whiplash are usually neck pain or stiffness, shoulder and low back pain, headaches, dizziness, lack of concentration, irritability, and blurred vision.

To diagnosis whiplash, doctors often use special imaging tests, such as CT scans or MRIs, because whiplash injuries cannot be seen on a standard x-ray. Usually doctors will treat whiplash by prescribing pain medication and recommending gentle exercise, as well as heat and ice applications. If you have been in a car accident, it is vital that you see a medical professional to make sure that there are no injuries. Signs of whiplash may not develop for more than a day after the accident has occurred. To make sure that you don't sustain permanent injury, seek help from your doctor.

The two most common ways that rear-end accidents happen are a car following too closely or a driver is distracted. In a typical rear-end collision, the driver who hits the vehicle in front is held liable and at fault for the accident.

There are many factors that can contribute to a rear-end accident:

  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Drastic changes in speed that make it difficult to stop in time
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Inclement weather that limits visibility and alters the road conditions
  • Brake malfunctions or tire problems

An Atlanta car accident lawyer from our firm can assist you!

At The Kalka Law Group, we put the needs of our clients above all else. When you get in touch with an attorney from our firm, we will personally investigate the details of your case to make sure that we know everything there is to know about your accident. After our thorough examination, we will seek the maximum possible compensation so you can get what you deserve.

Don't worry about legal fees, because we offer a contingency fee, which means that you won't have to pay anything until you win your case! Let lawyers who have been listed in Georgia's Super Lawyers® Rising Star℠ fight for your right to compensation.

Contact our firm as soon as you can to get started with a case evaluation.

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