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.