Longmont Personal Injury Attorney
Rear-Ended Accidents

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)
  • Fatigue
  • Tailgating
  • Weather
  • 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
  • Whiplash
  • 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.

Don’t Suffer Alone

The last thing you want to deal with after an accident is the complicated legal process of fighting for what you deserve. That’s where the Law Offices of Edward Smith come in for you. We want you to focus on what matters most - which is your recovery. Ed offers a free initial consultation for your convenience, to answer your initial questions about your case. True to his honest approach, he believes it takes more than one phone call to know how much your case could be worth. Reach out to Ed to schedule your consultation and discover how his knowledge and experience might benefit you.

Being the victim of a rear-ended collision can have a major impact on your life, even if the accident felt like a minor fender bender. When you’ve suffered injuries after an auto accident, call on experienced Firestone attorney Ed Smith, who has the legal knowledge to find the best path to recovery for auto accident victims in the state of Colorado.

Rear-Ended Car Accident Attorney Serving Longmont, Brighton, Boulder & All of Colorado

  • Motorcycle Accident $4,000,000

    Recovered for a client injured in a motorcycle accident.

  • Truck Accident $3,750,000

    Settlement for a truck accident victim who was seriously injured by an 18 wheeler.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $2,500,000

    Recovery for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $1,750,000

    Recovered for a man injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Bicycle Accident $1,500,000

    Recovered for a man injured in a bicycle accident

  • Serious Injuries $1,250,000

    Edward recovered $1.25 million dollars for a 26-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries in an auto accident. Following the accident, the insurance company for the at-fault driver denied responsibility and offered nothing. The client hired our office and we pursued the case vigorously. The case settled two weeks before trial for $1.25 million dollars.

  • Serious Injuries $1,100,000

    Recovered for a client injured in a car accident then mistreated by her own insurance company.

  • Serious Injuries $1,000,000


  • Multi-Vehicle Highway Accident $1,000,000

    Settlement for a woman injured in a multi-vehicle highway accident involving an 18 wheeler.

  • Back & Neck Injuries $750,000

    Settlement for a 42-year-old man who suffered back and neck injuries in a roll-over motor vehicle accident.

  • Broken Leg & Arm $600,000

    Recovered for a motorcyclist who was hit by a truck and suffered a broken leg and broken arm.

  • Tibial Plateau Fracture $425,000

    Settlement for a 39-year-old man who suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his knee from a truck.

  • Serious Injuries $400,000

    Settlement for a 17-year-old rear seat passenger of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver

  • Serious Injuries $350,000

    Recovered for an 18-year-old injured as a passenger when a truck struck the vehicle he was in

  • Ankle Injury $305,000

    Settlement for a 28 yr old woman who suffered an ankle injury when a truck turned in front of her at an intersection.

  • Wrongful Death $300,000

    Recovered for the family of a woman killed while crossing the street against the light

  • Ankle Injury $300,000

    Recovery for a 50-year-old woman who suffered an ankle injury when a car turned in front of her

  • Serious Injuries $300,000

    Recovered for a 34-year-old man who suffered multiple injuries after striking an animal that wandered out onto a highway.

  • Leg injury $300,000

    Settlement for a 64-year-old woman who sustained a leg injury after being rear-ended at a stoplight

  • Back Injury $250,000

    Recovered for a 54-year-old man who sustained a back injury in a rear-end collision.

  • Broken Foot $90,000

    Settlement for a 46-year-old woman who suffered a broken foot in a trip and fall action.


Hear It From Our Clients

  • “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.