Rear-end car collisions have earned a reputation as one of the most common types of car crashes on roads in Georgia and nationwide. While rear-end accidents may not always be considered serious, they can lead to injury such as severe whiplash, whether or not high speeds are involved.
When you take away all of today's technological distractions that beg for drivers' attention, such as cell phone calls or text messages, a host of external factors can lead to a rear-end car crash when safe following distance is not observed.
Some factors that may cause rear-end crashes to occur so frequently include:
- Weather - ice, snow, fog and dust can create visibility hazards.
- Road conditions - stopping distance is increased when roads are wet or icy.
- Vehicle condition - if a vehicle's tires are in need of replacement, they may not have the proper traction needed to prevent an accident.
- Speed - the higher the speed, the more time it takes for a car to come to a complete stop.
If you've been involved in a rear-end accident or other common Georgia car crash that resulted in injury, an attorney may be able to help you make sense of the long-term consequences. There may be similarities between your accident and those of others, but when it comes to your injuries, an Atlanta car accident attorney understands that each case is unique. In order to address the challenges the car crash has caused in your life, talk with an Atlanta car accident attorney about how you can seek compensation through a Georgia personal injury claim.
Contacting an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.