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What Should I Do if I am Rear-Ended in Atlanta?

Rear-end accidents are one of the most dangerous types car accidents that can happen. Often, the driver in the lead vehicle is unaware that a collision is about to occur and can do nothing to try and avoid the accident or brace him or herself for an impact. Rear-end accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries that could result in expensive medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and costs associated with rehabilitative care. As a result, victims of rear-end rear end accidents may be able to recover significant compensation from the party responsible for their injuries.

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Generally speaking, the driver in the car that struck the other car from the rear is at fault for a rear-end accident. A Georgia statute requires that drivers always maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front of them.  As a result, if a car hits another from the rear it can be presumed that the driver did not leave enough space between themselves in car in front of them. As in all personal injury cases, in order to recover a plaintiff must establish that the defendant was negligent in some way. Some of the more common ways that a rear-end accident happen because of driver negligence include:

Not all rear-end accidents are the fault of the driver in the rear. For example, if a rear-end accident occurs because of a vehicle’s brakes fail, the manufacturer of the vehicle or the vehicle’s brakes may be held liable. In addition, if a vehicle stops suddenly for no reason or suddenly swerves in front of another vehicle, the driver in the front vehicle may be deemed to be at fault.

Rear-end accidents can entitle victims to significant financial compensation. The Atlanta car accident lawyers of Boling Rice LLC are dedicated to helping car accident victims recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 887-3162. If you would prefer to reach us by email, please fill out our online contact form available here.

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Boling Rice LLC

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Phone:(770) 744-0890

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