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Rear-End Accidents in Alpharetta, Georgia

One of the most common types of car accidents it the rear-end crash, where one vehicle crashes into the one ahead of them. According to data that was released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 29.7 percent of traffic collisions in 2000 were rear-end accidents, causing 30 percent of all injuries and nearly 30 percent of all property damage. To understand the behavior behind these prevalent types of accidents better, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) published a technical report in March 2003 entitled "Driver Attributes and Rear-End Crash Involvement Propensity." In this study, it found that the younger drivers are, the more likely they are to be the ones who strike in a rear-end accident. It also showed that males are more likely to be involved in rear-end accidents than their female counterparts.

What are common causes of rear-end collisions?

Many situations can lead to a rear-end accident occurring, such as the following:

  • Driver distraction, such as texting behind the wheel
  • Tailgating and following another driver too closely
  • Drivers panicking and stopping abruptly
  • Reduced traction on tires making a stop less effective

All of the above can lead to a driver crashing into the back of the car in front of them. In most cases, the driver who is behind will be deemed liable for the car accident. That, however, does not mean that always are. There are actually several situations where the driver in front could be considered responsible for the crash. For example, if the driver in front panics and comes to an abrupt stop, if they suddenly begin to reverse their car, or if they swerve in front of another car in a separate lane. For this reason, it is crucial that you have experienced legal representation on your side to help prove liability and preserve your rights.

Common Injury Caused by Rear-End Crashes: Whiplash

The most common injury caused in a rear-end accident is whiplash, which is the injury affecting the neck after being distorted outside its normal range of motion. This commonly occurs in a rear-end crash because the driver who is "struck" will be shoved forward after the impact of the collision, and when they hit the end of the slack in the seatbelt, they will brought back again.

This slingshot motion can cause the neck to be hyper-flexed and hyperextended, which can put considerable strain to the muscles, bones, and nerves within it. This is one of the most common nonfatal injuries sustained in a car accident, and be incredibly painful. In some cases, just resting is enough to treat the symptoms; however, in more severe cases, the victim may be required to participate in comprehensive physical therapy exercises.

Are you looking for a car accident lawyer in Alpharetta?

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is crucial that you reach out and contact an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. With more than 30 years of experience, you can trust the legal team at Kalka & Baer LLC to help represent your best interests. We know what is at stake with situations such as this and we are committed to helping our clients fight for the just amount of compensation following a crash. To learn more about how we can help, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.

You can give us a call at (770) 679-2256 or you can submit our online contact form to message us directly. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon!

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