Rear-End Collisions

Maryville Rear-End Collision Accidents

Hartsoe Law Offices is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by negligence. Located in the heart of Maryville, we provide high quality legal representation to car accident injury victims throughout Tennessee. Let us help you maximize your recovery for any damages caused by a rear-end collision.

Rear-End Collisions in Tennessee

Rear-end collisions and other car accidents happen every day. Rear-end collisions generally occur when a driver does not stop in time to avoid contact with another vehicle. Depending on its force, a rear-end collision can cause the first car to hit another vehicle, resulting in a chain-reaction. Rear-end collisions may be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • DUI or impaired driving
  • Speeding, traffic violation
  • Talking, texting, distractions
  • Lack of attention to traffic flow
  • Delayed response to sudden stop
  • Swerving to avoid another accident
  • Failure to leave sufficient buffer zone
  • Broken brakes, floor mat, or other car defect
Damages Caused by Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions can result in extensive property damage and bodily injury. Even with a strong bumper, crushed cars generally require a week in the shop. During this week, the owner must rely on family help or rent another vehicle to get to work. The trauma and inconvenience caused by the crash are all damages the liable driver must pay. Rear-end collisions may also cause serious bodily harm, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises, scars
  • Chronic back pain
  • Broken bones, teeth
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Brain or spinal cord injury

Whiplash occurs when the impact of a rear-end collision causes the neck of the hit driver to bend forward or backward, beyond its normal range of motion. Victims may not feel the symptoms until days or weeks after the crash. That is why it is important to document all hospital and doctor visits, your daily condition, and any expenses, such as mileage or repairs, incurred as a result of the collision.

The Role of Negligence in Rear-End Collisions

Personal injury law is based on negligence, or the ability to hold negligent parties liable for reckless conduct. Because rear-end collisions involve one car hitting another, there is typically at least one driver at fault. The at-fault motorist clearly did not leave enough space or failed to brake in time, hitting the vehicle in front. These unintentional but careless mistakes breach a legal duty to safely drive a car. Negligent motorists are consequently liable for any damages they cause. This may require compensating the injured party for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Call a Tennessee Rear-End Collision Lawyer Today

If you were the victim of a rear-end collision, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Hartsoe Law Firm today. We will thoroughly evaluate your case and provide a detailed analysis of your legal options. At Hartsoe Law Firm, we understand that accidents are traumatic and a terrible burden. Trust us to protect your interests and recover the compensation you deserve. Personal injury victims who are represented by qualified counsel have a greater chance of prevailing and obtaining exponentially greater relief. Hartsoe Law Firm will deal with the insurance adjusters and other parties so all you have to do is recover from your injuries. Call 865-804-1011 for a free consultation or contact us online.

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