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Rear-end Car Accident Lawyer In Duluth Georgia

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. > Duluth Auto Accident Attorney > Rear-end Car Accident Lawyer In Duluth Georgia

Rear-end accidents are among the most common forms of collisions that take place on Georgia roads. They occur for many different reasons. And although the rear driver is usually at fault, that is not always true. You will still need to provide evidence of fault. To help build your case and receive the compensation that you deserve and need, work with a Duluth Georgia car accident lawyer from Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C..

How can I prove the fault for and cause of a rear-end collision in Duluth GA?

Having good evidence will allow you to establish what caused the crash and who is responsible for it. We will help you obtain the evidence you need such as physical evidence, eyewitness statements, police reports, and more.

No matter what type of evidence you gather, it must prove that the actions of the other driver contributed to or lead to your accident.

Some of the common factors contributing to a rear-end collision include the following:

  • Cutting another driver off
  • Wet roads
  • Tailgating or the failure to maintain a sufficient amount of distance in between vehicles to allow for enough stopping or reaction time.
  • Driver distraction or inattention

Rear-end crashes typically occur due to either the vehicle in front needing to suddenly stop or the vehicle behind accelerating suddenly (like being at an intersection with a vehicle stopped behind you).

How Injuries are Caused by Rear-End Accidents

Quite often rear-end accidents take a victim by surprise by delivering a jarring impact while the driver is at a dead stop. The following are the injuries that are most commonly sustained by our clients who have been in a rear-end accident.


This is the most common type of injury that occurs in a rear-end accident. It is actually a neck (cervical) strain or sprain. Normally your neck can handle moving backward and forward, even with a certain amount of force like when you are riding a roller coaster. However, in a rear-end collision, a really sudden and very fast acceleration is created that snaps your head back and then forward. That can damage the muscles and connective tissue around your neck. It may cause herniated discs inside your neck in extreme circumstances.

Disc herniation:

A herniated disc is where the disc that is in between two of the vertebra of your spine bulges out of its regular circular shape. Herniations in both your back and neck can be caused by rear-end collisions. Pain can also be caused by a herniation in the area where this takes place, and the bulge may press against the nerves that go out of your spine and into your legs and/or arms. The latter situation is a lot more serious and could even result in paralysis. Normally you can tell if a nerve is being hit by a herniation since you will have burning, tingling, numbness, or radiating pain going down your leg or arm.


Typically a concussion will occur in a rear-end accident when your head ends up hitting something inside of your car, such as the steering wheel or dashboard. Concussions may be “hidden” in terms of there not being any outward signs of being injured. Whiplash often produces headaches, and that is another sign of a concussion. It is important to have an exam done by a medical doctor in order to determine whether or not your headache has been caused by a serious concussion or whiplash tension. The following are some of the most common concussion symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches

Receive Compensation for Your Damages and Injuries

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. in Duluth can work closely with you in order to obtain evidence of who is at fault and liable, but also establish how your life is affected by your injury. The following are some of the ways that the value of your damages can be proven following a rear-end accident:

  • Medical bills showing your treatment costs
  • Pay stubs and other proof of your wages and time away from work
  • Expert testimony on the extent of your injuries, how your ability to work is affected by your injury, and whether or not you have suffered any permanent disability.
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