Lexington, South Carolina Rear-End Accident Lawyers
Car accident attorneys serious about winning your case
One of the most common car accidents we deal with at our Lexington, South Carolina law firm is rear-end car accidents. Because these accidents are so common, some people think that rear-end accidents are minor accidents.
We know the truth. Far too often, many drivers crash into the back of another car, causing serious injuries (including whiplash and head injuries) to people in the car in front of them. Knowing what to do after such a serious crash can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why we want to help.
At Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law, our Lexington rear-end accident attorneys have years of experience dealing with complex cases. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to take all that information and transform it into a strong and compelling legal case. That’s what sets our South Carolina law firm apart – our attention to detail and strong desire to win.
What are common causes of rear-end accidents?
Rear-end car crashes remain one of the most common types of car accident. That’s because they often involve some of the most common causes of car accidents, including:
If another driver crashed into the back of your car, make sure you take your accident seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk with a lawyer at our law firm right away. Our attorneys – brothers Kevin and Steven Johnson – were born and raised in Lexington. As a result, we know the laws in South Carolina and understand how the legal system works here.
Common injuries from rear-end accidents
Were you rear-ended by a truck at an intersection or rear-ended by a drunk driver? If so, you may be experiencing back and neck pain and other symptoms that can be an indication of a serious injury. Because of the direct impact to the back of your vehicle in a rear-end collision, your upper body jolts. Your head, neck, and back tend to take on the damage from the force of impact. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common in rear-end accident injuries as well. So, it is common for injury victims to suffer from headaches and concussions after a rear-end accident. Make sure to get your symptoms checked out by a doctor, even if they are very minimal.
Back and neck pain after a rear-end accident
Back and neck pain is common after a rear-end accident because these parts of the body tend to absorb the most trauma of the impact. Pain in your neck and back can be an indication of any of the following injuries:
- Lumbar injuries
- Spinal disc herniation
Treatment for neck and back injuries
To make sure your neck and back injury heals properly and to avoid any long-term effects, you need to seek medical treatment. For minor injuries, there are non-surgical treatment options that may be sufficient to properly heal your injury. Some of these options include:
- Applying ice to the affected areas
- Pain reliever medications
- Use of a neck brace
- Physical therapy
- Stretches and massages
If your neck and back injuries show no improvement after these treatments, your doctor may recommend something more invasive. These types of surgeries are performed to stabilize the spine and reduce pain. This could entail removing a portion of a herniated disc or fusing the discs together.
Why are rear-end accident cases so complicated?
Rear-end car accidents might seem straightforward at first. Another driver crashed into the back of your car and caused your collision. The reality is many rear-end accidents turn out to be far more complicated for many different reasons, including:
- The driver denies doing anything wrong.
- The driver blames you for causing your rear-end accident.
- The driver’s insurance company agrees with them.
- The driver flees the scene of your hit-and-run accident.
Who is at-fault for a rear-end accident?
In most cases, the driver who crashed into the back of your car is at fault for the accident, but there are some exceptions. It is possible that both drivers could share fault depending on the specific details of the accident. Speeding and brake checks are two situations where the driver up front could share some of the fault. Because of this rear-end accident cases are complicated, but with the help of a South Carolina car accident attorney, the driver at fault can be determined truthfully.
How much is my rear-end accident worth?
There is no single average settlement. Your rear-end accident settlement will depend on the details of your specific case.
But remember, you should be financially compensated for all your rear-end accident expenses, including:
- Cost of all medical care.
- Vehicle repairs or the cost of buying a new car.
- Replacement income if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your rear-end accident injury.
- Pain and suffering, as well as money for other non-economic damages in certain cases.
Some cases are more complicated than others, but speaking with an experienced car accident attorney can give you an estimate of the worth of your case. Don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Get the help you need from an experienced attorney who gets results. Contact Johnson + Johnson for justice.
How long does it take to settle a rear-end accident?
Legal cases vary widely. Some rear-end accident claims take a few weeks to finalize. Other injury claims or lawsuits might take months or longer. The difference often depends on whether the at-fault driver’s insurance company is willing to make a fair settlement offer in good faith or whether they refuse to negotiate.
Our legal team can meet with you and help you better understand the timeline for your rear-end accident claim or lawsuit. We will also do everything we can to speed up the process and get you the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your rear-end crash.
Get serious about your rear-end car accident. Get Johnson + Johnson
The financial toll of your rear-end crash can add up fast. Between emergency medical care, other medical bills and lost income, the financial impact of your rear-end accident can easily add up to thousands or even millions of dollars during your lifetime. That’s why it’s critical that you talk with an attorney as soon as possible.
Our lawyers can help you every step of the way. We can explain all the legal options available to you, then recommend a strategy that suits your specific circumstances. Get the help you need and deserve. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Lexington rear-end accident attorney focused on winning.
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