Consulting an Attorney When You’ve
Had A Rear-End Collision

Mar 22, 2010

A rear-end collision can be the most damaging, and the most common, form of auto accident. It can cause severe damage to the automobiles involved as well as devastating injuries to the individuals involved in the accident. If you have been involved in a rear-end collision and you have been injured, the best thing you can do is consult an attorney to discuss your legal options.

Rear-end collisions range from the average “fender-bender” to an all out crash that causes extensive damage to the cars involved. There are a variety of injuries than can occur as a result of a rear-end collision. The most common injuries are neck injuries and whiplash. In fact, over 85 percent of neck injuries reported by doctors are caused by automobile accidents. Whiplash can cause physical limitations for those individuals who have suffered a rear-end collision. The neck snaps forward or backward with such force that it can cause a strain or tear in the neck muscle. This can be very painful and often takes years to recover from. Individuals who have whiplash are unable to work and bring in any income.

If you have been involved in a rear-end collision, and you have sustained a neck injury, then you may want to consult an attorney right away. Some attorneys specialize in auto-related injuries. They can evaluate your case and help you decide what your next course of action should be. Don’t waste your time with an attorney who isn’t familiar with auto-related injury lawsuits. You will want the best attorney possible to handle your case. Some attorneys deal with auto-related injuries only, and can often provide you with a list of reference and former cases they have succeeded in winning. An experienced attorney can also decide if your injury is severe enough to warrant a lawsuit. It may not make any sense to file a lawsuit if you only have a minor injury because it wouldn’t be worth your time or money. A reputable attorney will be able to tell you if you are wasting your time of if you have a legitimate case on your hands. An attorney will also be able to determine a reasonable compensation amount based on the severity of your injury, emotional suffering, lost wages, medical bills and more. They are experienced in recovering millions of dollars for auto accident injured clients, so it’s safe to say that they know what they are doing.

If you are worried about having to pay money for a legal consultation, don’t be. Many dependable and honest attorneys offer clients free consultations. You won’t have to spend a dime, and it will be in your best interest to discuss your rear-end collision case with an attorney so that he or she can advise you on what to do next. Don’t wait — the faster you consult an attorney, the faster you will be able to file a lawsuit and get the money you deserve.