Here in the United States, rear-end collisions occur more frequently than any other type of collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes make up approximately 29 percent of all annual car accidents. In many of these instances, rear-end collisions cause severe injuries, ranging from whiplash to brain trauma and spinal cord damage. These types of injuries often come with significant medical bills and potential loss of work hours. Due to the monetary ramifications of a rear-end collision, it is important to secure injury compensation. Below we will explore the steps you need to take so you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Establishing Accident Liability
For a successful personal injury claim, it must be established that another driver was responsible for the collision. In the vast majority of rear-end collisions, the negligent party is the rear-vehicle driver. The most common form of negligence leading to a rear-end collision is driver inattention. Distracted driving is prevalent these days, especially texting while driving. Driver inattention can also be a result of fatigued driving or driving under the influence of alcohol. In any case, the odds of a rear-end wreck also increase if a driver maintains an unsafe following distance (tailgating).
In other cases, the lead vehicle can be deemed responsible for a rear-end collision. This can be due to non-working brake lights, erratic lane changes, or a driver slamming on their brakes due to anger related to a tailing driver’s actions. Here in the state of Tennessee, these types of driver negligence constitute liability and would force the responsible driver to pay for the medical expenses of those impacted by the collision.
Working With Your Attorney
In the aftermath of a car crash, the first and most important step you can take is hiring an experienced injury attorney you can trust. Your lawyer will investigate the collision, including police reports, video or photographic evidence, and witness statements. Once responsibility for the collision has been established, your attorney will discuss the injuries you have suffered and the potential short- and long-term impact. Your attorney can seek by compensation for medical bills, including hospital visits, physical therapy, and prescription drugs, along with pain and suffering you have endured.
Contact a Jacksboro, TN Rear-End Collision Lawyer
At the Law Office of William F. Evans, our legal team will aggressively help you secure injury compensation in the aftermath of a car accident. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring your family does not suffer financially due to the recklessness of another driver. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with an adept Campbell County personal injury attorney, contact us today at 423-449-7980.