Virginia rear-end collision lawyers
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common car accidents you can have. They can be minor, with the car in front receiving a small ding to its bumper, or they can be major, with devastating effects on people and property. High speed rear-end collisions can cause catastrophic injuries, multi-car pile-ups, and serious damage.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys know firsthand how devastating rear-end collisions can be. We’ve worked with numerous clients who were severely injured in auto accidents and have seen the consequences of the other driver not hitting the brakes in time. If you were involved in a rear-end collision that was not your fault, call us at (804) 413-6777. Find out what an experienced Virginia rear-end accident attorney can do for you.
Driver negligence is often the cause of rear-end collisions. Drivers may just not be looking where they are going, or they may be checking their phones. They are usually the ones at fault. Some of the more common reasons for negligence that we have seen are:
Whatever the cause, rear-end collisions can leave victims with severe consequences. Drivers who behave negligently should be held responsible for their actions, and their victims should be compensated for the injuries and costs they have suffered.
Many people think that a rear-end collision is minor, and they may call them “fender benders,” which makes them sound harmless. But the truth is that rear-end collisions can be extremely harmful and even deadly. Common injuries caused by rear-end collisions include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Skull fractures
- Broken bones
- Internal damage
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Shoulder injuries
After catastrophic injuries, you are not likely to recover quickly, and in some cases, you may never fully recover from the physical or emotional trauma. Whether you lose a limb or are left with permanent nerve damage, a disability affects your entire way of living. You may have to move into a more accessible home, change careers, and attend countless physical therapy appointments to get used to your new way of moving.
A rear-end collision can be as far from harmless as you can get. High-speed collisions can not only hurt you and destroy your car, but they can push you into oncoming traffic if you’re at an intersection. In a terrifying split second, you can become involved in a pile-up with several other cars, wondering how you’ll ever be able to get out. Even relatively low-speed rear-end collisions can cause severe injuries because our human bodies are fragile and not designed to withstand the impact of heavy metal vehicles crashing into each other.
On top of trauma, you may face financial troubles. Hospital visits, doctor visits, and physical therapy sessions cost money. If you are unable to work because of your injuries, how will you pay your bills? Filing a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company with an experienced attorney by your side may be your best bet to recovering your damages and moving forward with your life.
Determining what you want to claim as damages is an important step, because it can help you determine how much you can expect the other driver’s insurance to offer in compensation. Determining your damages also means you can gather the necessary evidence, such as financial records, medical bills, lost wages information, and more, to support your case.
When it comes to personal injury claims, you can ask for two main areas of compensation. The first is economic, and the second is non-economic.
Economic costs include any financial losses you experienced as a result of your accident. This can include, but is not limited to:
- Current and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Lost job opportunities
On the other side of the spectrum are non-economic costs. These include anything you suffered that isn’t strictly financial. For example, you may claim for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment
- Emotional trauma
Receiving compensation isn’t easy though, and going it alone makes it much more difficult. Insurance adjusters want to offer as little in compensation as possible, which means they’ll do their best to convince you their lowball offers are actually the best you can get. An experienced personal injury attorney with a solid track record will quickly be able to tell you how much you should receive and then fight to get you that amount.
After being involved in a rear-end collision, the last thing you want to be thinking about is filing a claim or arguing with an insurance adjuster to get the amount you are owed. You should be spending your time recovering from your injuries, as stress-free as possible. That’s why you should contact us at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys by calling (804) 413-6777. If you become our client, our Virginia car accident attorneys will relentlessly advocate for the compensation you need and deserve. Don’t hesitate -- call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.