Here is what you should do if you are injured in a rear-end car crash:
- Seek medical care to document your condition and seek treatment
- Follow your doctor’s orders
- Document your injury-related losses
- Notify the liable insurer
- Consider partnering with our law firm
Once you retain our services, we will take over your case. Our team will explain what you need to do based on the specific facts of your situation. In the meantime, we will handle all legal and insurance matters on your behalf.
What You Should do if You’re Injured in a Rear-End Car Crash?
While the following recommendations aren’t mandatory, they could ultimately protect your right to financial recovery. Do not assume that rear-end collisions are inherently minor.
Consider doing the following to protect your health, well-being, and legal options:
Seek Medical Attention
Mayo Clinic reports that rear-end collisions can result in whiplash, a soft-tissue injury that can take days to manifest. Right now, you might also be dealing with muscle pain, broken bones, or other impairments.
By visiting a healthcare professional:
- You can document your condition through imaging scans, lab test results, and other examinations.
- You can learn more about the severity of your condition and expected recovery time.
- You can connect your injuries to the collision in question
Follow Your Doctor’s Recommendations
In many cases, it’s not enough to just seek medical attention. You also should follow your doctor’s recommendations––unless there is a significant reason not to.
By neglecting to follow through with medical care:
- The other party might argue that the collision did not cause your injuries.
- The liable insurer might attempt to devalue your case.
- You risk impeding your recovery period.
Check with your doctor first before discontinuing treatment. For that matter, also ask for a written statement regarding any treatment-related changes or discontinuations.
Document Your Losses
You want full and fair compensation for your losses. However, to achieve this goal, you should collect all invoices, receipts, proof of purchase statements, and other documentation related to your:
- Medical treatment
- Treatment for psychological and emotional trauma
- Lost income
- Lost productivity
- Diminished future earning power
- Pain and suffering
- Vehicle repairs
- Any other related losses
Notify the Liable Insurance Company
The liable insurer in your case will represent the driver who caused the accident. Insurance companies all have deadlines for reporting claims, and you don’t want to miss this deadline because:
- The insurer can use this delay against you.
- You want your case to move forward with no complications.
- The earlier the insurer knows about your case, the more time they have to conduct an investigation.
For a free legal consultation, call 404-214-2001
Consider Partnering with Our Law Firm After an Injury From a Rear-End Car Crash
Your rights are at risk following a rear-end collision. By hiring our firm, you can protect your ability to seek compensation. In the hours and days following your accident, our team will:
- Ensure that you are receiving adequate medical attention
- Obtain the at-fault driver’s insurance information
- Get the police report for your accident
- Speak with your insurance company
- Speak with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Find out what your injuries are
- Report your injuries to the necessary authorities
- Create a legal strategy for your case
These are essential steps after an accident. By completing them, we will preserve all options for seeking compensation.
We will Pursue Damages in the Most Appropriate Manner for Your Situation
You may receive compensation through insurance negotiations, mediation, or a civil lawsuit. The American Bar Association (ABA) cites insurance settlements as the most common outcome for personal injury cases.
Our team will review your case and explain our strategy for obtaining compensation.
We Encourage You to Connect with Our Team Within the Statute of Limitations
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally provides you two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. You may face similar deadlines for filing an insurance claim.
There can be exceptions to these deadlines, and our firm can explain your eligibility for seeking legal recourse in court. Our team will keep track of (and abide by) any deadlines that apply to your case.
We Work on Contingency
Hiring our firm costs you nothing upfront. We do not charge anything out of pocket, either. We handle every part of your case on a contingency-fee basis.
When you agree to this payment structure, you agree to pay us a portion of your winnings. However, if we do not win your case, then you do not pay us our attorney’s fees.
In Pain After a Rear-end Crash? Call Kaine Law
Remember that there may be deadlines related to your case. Do not wait to call our team for legal help. Call Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001 to begin a free consultation. We will answer all of your questions and explain how we can start your case.