A Knoxville auto accident is considered a rear-end collision if a car hits the vehicle directly in front of it or if a driver reverses into something, like a light pole or another vehicle. Nationwide, there are close to 2.5 million rear-end accidents that occur each year, making them arguably one of the most common types of car crashes.
In the majority of rear-end accident cases, the driver that hits you is almost always found to be at-fault for the collision. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Tennessee rear-end accident, we encourage you to contact our lawyers right away. You may be able to pursue compensation for current and future medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering and other damages incurred in the crash.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our knowledgeable rear-end collision attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
Causes of Rear-End Collisions
Typically, rear-end car accidents are caused by a combination of the sudden deceleration of the leading car and the insufficient amount of time the second car has to react before impact.
Some of the most common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Distracted drivers
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting and driving
- Low visibility
- Bad weather conditions
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Reckless driving
To lessen their probability of being involved in this type of accident, it is important for Tennessee motorists to drive defensively and be aware of their surroundings. Sometimes, a rear-end collision is unavoidable, however.
It is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side after being involved in an accident. Contact our attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page to see how we may be able to help you pursue justice for your condition.
Types of Injuries Sustained by Rear-End Collision Victims
The injuries suffered by the passengers in the front car are usually much worse than those sustained by the passengers in the second car. It is important to note, however, that the severity of injuries experienced usually depends on the functionality of seatbelts and airbags.
Some of the most common injuries suffered by rear-end collision victims include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Seat belt injuries
- Head injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
If both cars involved in the crash, each vehicle will usually experience equal amounts of property damage. In a truck rear-end accident, for example, when one vehicle is substantially larger than the other, the smaller of the two vehicles involved will experience the brunt of the impact.
Its important to seek medical attention right away after being involved in a crash, even if you do not show any immediate signs of injury. It can sometimes take several days for the symptoms of serious injuries to become visible, and the longer you wait to see a physician, the more likely that your condition will worsen.
After seeing a doctor, we urge you to contact our firm to see how we may be able to help you with your claim. Simply complete the Free Case Review form on the right to get started.
Contact an Experienced Rear-End Accident Lawyer Today
Oftentimes, auto accident victims fail to realize the full extent of their financial losses after being involved in an accident. It is important to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in Tennessee auto accident liability laws after becoming a victim of a wreck that was caused by the actions or negligence of another.
At Greg Coleman Law, we are committed to fighting for the rights of anyone who has suffered harm at the hands of another in the state of Tennessee, whether through negligence or malicious intent.
We believe that our judicial system works best when personal injury victims have access to top legal counsel, regardless of their financial status. To make sure that all our clients are able to afford proper representation in their pursuit for justice, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never charge you anything until we are able to successfully obtain a favorable outcome for your claim, whether this is through a settlement with the other parties involved or by a jury verdict after taking your claim to the courtroom. If we fail to do this, you do not owe us anything.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Knoxville rear-end collision victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.