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Rear-end car accidents are known to cause serious personal injury, or even wrongful death, to the drivers and occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash. When you are injured because of the negligence of another driver, the burden of dealing with medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering is unfair, frustrating and stressful. At Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC, our Atlanta car accident lawyers help you deal with that anger and frustration by making sure you receive the care you need and the compensation you and your family deserve.

When a rear-end auto accident occurs, the driver in the second vehicle is often cited for following too closely. This citation is an important piece of evidence in determining the fault or negligence of the other driver.  Unfortunately, some police officers are hesitant to issue a citation because the damage may appear limited. For this reason, it is important to have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible.  You should also seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you feel any symptoms of physical injury.  Delaying medical treatment after a car accident often results in the insurance company refusing to compensate you for your injuries or making a low settlement offer.

Head, Neck and Back Injuries are Common Results From Rear-End Collisions

A whiplash injury frequently occurs in a rear-end collision and can happen to the occupants of either vehicle. The person in the moving vehicle is brought to a sudden stop, and this rapid deceleration causes the head and neck to whip rapidly back and forth. By the same token, an individual in a stopped car who is rear-ended will experience a rapid acceleration, causing the head and neck to whip violently. This whiplash motion can cause a permanent, debilitating neck injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can also occur, either in a concussion where the head hits the steering wheel or dashboard, or even just from a violent shaking of the brain inside the skull. One of the biggest mistakes in a rear-end collision is not seeking medical attention promptly.

The following is a list of potential injuries that can be a result of a rear-end collision:

  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Brain injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injury
Personal Injury Cases Involving Rear Impacts Can be Complex

The fault in a rear-end collision is typically attributed to the driver behind, who is considered to have been following too closely to be able to stop in time to avoid a collision. Besides following too close, the driver may also have been texting or using a cell phone while driving or engaged in some other type of distracted driving. But not all rear-end accidents are simple. If the collision occurred because the driver in front made a sudden stop,  why the driver made that stop and whether it was a reasonably safe to do so may be taken in consideration. Sometimes the accident may be the result of a car that is stopped in a lane due to engine trouble, and a car coming upon the stalled vehicle makes a sudden lane change, leaving the next driver with very short notice of the stalled vehicle and limited ability to avoid a collision.

It can oftentimes be difficult to sort out whether the following vehicle was negligent in whole or in part, and whether other vehicles or factors played a part in the collision. If you are injured in a rear-end collision, it is important to retain an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer who knows how to investigate an accident and hold all responsible parties accountable for their share of the blame. At the same time, it is equally important to avoid being wrongfully accused of contributing to the accident because how much a driver is at fault may be a factor in the amount of economic recovery.

Atlanta Rear-End Collision Lawyers

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision in DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton, or another Georgia county, contact the law offices of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC at (404) 460-0101 for a free consultation with an experienced accident and injury lawyer who can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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