Injured in a Rear-End Collision? Contact Kaufman Law, P.C.
Perhaps you were stopped at a traffic light when a car suddenly hit you from behind. Perhaps you were slowing down on the freeway to avoid debris when another car slammed into your vehicle. Whatever the case may be, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Let our Atlanta car accident attorneys help you seek justice.
Contact Kaufman Law, P.C. to discuss your rights and legal options.
Factors That Contribute to Rear-End Accidents
When one car strikes another from behind, this is known as a rear-end collision. In nearly all cases, the rear driver is deemed at fault for the accident. This is because drivers must allow for sufficient space between vehicles, giving themselves enough time to stop in the event that the car in front slows or stops unexpectedly.
Some of the most common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Traveling too closely to the car in front
- Making lane changes quickly or abruptly
- Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone
- Poor road conditions caused by bad weather
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
Seeking Compensation After a Rear-End Collision
Among the many types of car accidents that occur on Georgia roadways, rear-end collisions are some of the most common. If you are the victim of a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. It’s crucial to understand the full extent of your losses in order to obtain the level of compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered injuries in a rear-end collision, you are entitled to seek damages for all of your medical expenses—which may include ambulance rides, medications, hospital stays, and doctor visits. It is important to keep all receipts relating to the accident in order to come up with an accurate total that can be itemized.
Damage to the Vehicle
Determining the extent of the damage to your vehicle after a rear-end collision is not always easy. In some cases, huge dents or smashed panels are obvious. In others, the extent of the damage is not discovered until a full inspection is performed. Some damage, such as a bent frame, may not be discovered until after this inspection.
If the car is deemed “totaled,” you should be entitled to receive the full value for the car. If the car is fixable, you should be entitled to the full cost to fix the car. In addition, you should also be entitled to compensation for the diminished value of the vehicle, since it is no longer worth as much once it has been involved in an accident.
Lost Income & Wages
You may also be entitled to compensation for your lost income. Most victims depend on their ability to go to work and earn a living in order to support themselves and their families. Any time missed from work should therefore be compensated. Your attorney can help you to calculate an appropriate amount of compensation.
Discuss Your Case with an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a serious auto accident, now is the time to take action. Contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer at Kaufman Law, P.C. to find out how we can assist you. For the past 40 years, our firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases and recovered millions of dollars in compensation.
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