Rear-Ended Car Accident Attorney
Rear-End Accident Claims in Boulder & Longmont, CO
When you have been rear-ended on the road, while driving or stopped at a traffic light, it is terrifying. Unfortunately, there’s typically nothing you can do to avoid such an accident. Equally unavoidable is the consequential dread that fills your mind when you're getting ready to assess the damage.
Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions
The damages and effects that a rear-end collision have on your life can vary greatly, depending on the magnitude of the incident. However, it’s important to note that even a low-impact collision can cause long-term injury. For instance, any of these common scenarios can leave you hurt and unable to work:
- Distracted Driving (i.e. eating, texting)
- Road Conditions
Whether the accident was caused by reckless, distracted driving or a mechanical failure of the other driver’s vehicle, you may be eligible for compensation to help aid your recovery.
Cell Phones & Distracted Driving
In today’s society, people are growing increasingly addicted to their mobile devices. While ever-advancing technologies are great for providing us with the ability to communicate quickly and access information instantaneously, it has become a dangerous distraction for drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. With distracted driving being a leading cause of rear-end collisions, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings on the road.
By having an experienced attorney review your case, you will have a legal advocate on your side who can help you understand your rights and the best options for moving forward. Ed Smith is an experienced Colorado auto accident attorney who can make a difference for you. We proudly serve Boulder, Longmont and other areas of Colorado. When it comes to assessing the damages you’ve suffered after an accident, time is of the essence. Don’t wait to seek proper medical attention or reach out for legal counsel.
Common Damages & Injuries of Rear-End Collisions
After a rear-ended collision, it is highly unlikely for a victim to walk away completely unscathed. Upon further review of the aftermath of an accident, the damages refer to harm done to one’s property and emotional wellbeing, whereas injuries refer to the harm done to a person’s body. The damages and injuries listed below are some of the most common seen by medical professionals after a rear-end collision:
- Property Damage to Vehicle
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
If you are suffering from damages or injuries after an accident, your eligibility for compensation can only be determined after careful review of a number of different factors. What was the amount of property damage done to your vehicle? Are there simply minor scratches or is your car considered “totaled?” What were the total costs incurred by the medical bills for treatment after your accident? Have you suffered lost wages caused by an inability to work? Will you deal with lasting injuries as a result of the accident? What caused the collision? What were the speeds involved for each driver? Attorney Ed Smith can not only help you answer these questions, but also use such considerations as ammo when the time comes to negotiate your settlement offer with the insurance company.
Not Afraid to Face Insurance Companies
Before founding the Law Offices of Edward Smith, Ed worked as an attorney for insurance companies. So he now has a unique perspective to offer his clients, with an inside understanding of how the insurance companies will evaluate and handle the claims process. He knows what matters to the insurance companies and what doesn’t. If you or a loved one are in need of trusted legal counsel, Ed has been serving the people of the legal communities of northern Colorado for over 20 years.
“We Were Rear-Ended By An 18-Wheeler and Hired Ed to Help Us.”- Brooke Johnston
“He took care of everything which was a big relief. I got a settlement that was way more than what I expected.”- David B.
“For any other person seeking to redress a personal injury case, I couldn't recommend anyone higher for your consideration than Mr. Edward Smith, Esquire.”- Charlotte M.