There is a reason that many of the car accident cases we handle at Mann Law Firm involve rear-ending collisions. Statistics show that these are the most common types of crashes. In fact, the United Transportation Union reports that rear-end crashes account for as many as one-third of all car accidents in the U.S. each year.

Whether your rear-end accident involves minor losses or more serious, lasting injuries, we believe it is important for you to get legal help and representation. You need to make sure your rights are fully protected when dealing with insurance adjusters.

As a former defense attorney for a large insurance company, David Mann knows the tactics that are often used on the other side. He can put his knowledge and experience to work for you and seek maximum compensation in a settlement or, if needed, a jury verdict.

Call Mann Law Firm today at (478) 742-3381 or fill out our online form. You will speak with a lawyer who will review the facts of your case and explain your options. We serve clients throughout Macon and Middle Georgia. Our initial consultations are always free.

Why Choose Us for Your Macon, GA, Rear-End Accident Attorneys

There are many law firms that will want to represent you involving your rear-end accident. You will want a firm that will fight hard for your rights and get you a fair settlement. You will also want a caring firm that understands what you are going through with your injuries. The Macon GA rear-end accident lawyer will do all of that and more. Here are a few reasons why we should be your choice to represent you.

  • David Mann will handle your case personally. He will not pass on your important case to other staff members.
  • David’s experience as a defense attorney in the insurance industry has helped him gain knowledge of how the “other side” works. He uses this information as an advantage to get you fair compensation for your injuries.
  • David is a second-generation lawyer who learned a lot about the law from his father. The law is in his blood.
  • David has secured several verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
  • He cares about the community he serves and provides support to numerous causes.

The rear-end accident lawyer Mann Law Firm works on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that the firm only gets paid if you get compensated for your injuries. Give us a call today at (478) 742-3381, and we will review your case for free.

The Rear-End Accident Attorney Mann Law Firm Will Guide You through the Legal Process Step by Step

When we first sit down with you, we will discuss the details of your case and give you an estimate of how much you could receive as compensation. After hiring us, we will be there for you every step of the way. Here is what the experienced lawyers at the Mann Law Firm will do for you:

  • Collect evidence from the rear-end accident, including police reports, medical records, and photos that were taken at the scene.
  • Interview first responders, police officers, and any witnesses to the accident.
  • File any necessary paperwork with the courts or with the insurance company.
  • Hire any experts that will help your case, such as medical professionals or accident reconstruction experts.
  • Negotiate diligently with the insurance company to make sure that you get a fair settlement.
  • If a settlement cannot be reached, we will file a lawsuit with the courts and, if necessary, take your case to trial.

Georgia rear-end accident attorney of Mann Law will be by your side from the initial free consultation to the day you pick up your check.  You deserve an attorney who will fight for your rights as a victim and care about your needs. Call us today at (478) 742-3381 to discuss your case.

Why Do Rear-End Accidents Occur?

Our main focus in your rear-end crash case will be on determining how it occurred. Mann Law Firm will closely examine the crash scene, vehicle damage, police reports, witness statements, photographs, and other evidence to answer our questions. We may also seek input from an accident reconstruction expert.

Often, we find that one or more of the following factors played a role:

  • Speeding – When a driver goes too fast, they cannot stop on time to avoid a crash with another car that is moving slower or is sitting at a stop sign or red light.
  • Poor Road Conditions – When the roads are icy or wet, drivers need to adjust their speed and their following distance because they will need more time to brake.
  • Tailgating – Aggressive drivers often leave no room between their cars and those in front. As with speeding, this leaves no time or distance for the driver to avoid a crash if the car in front stops or turns.
  • Distraction – Too many drivers today text, talk on their cell phones, play with their GPS device, or engage in any number of distractions instead of doing what they should be doing – giving the road and the cars in front of them their full attention.
  • Failing to Use Signals – If a driver slows down to turn or changes lanes, the driver needs to signal their intentions. You are not to blame if you collide with a driver who fails to take these basic safety precautions.
  • Faulty Brakes – When brakes fail, accidents occur. A manufacturer may be at fault if a design or manufacturing defect causes the brake failure. However, in many cases, the driver is to blame for not properly maintaining the brakes.
  • Driving under the influence – Unfortunately, this happens more often than we think. The other driver that hit you may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Getting a Breathalyzer test at the scene is important as the record will reflect that the other driver was behind the wheel illegally.

Seeking Compensation for Rear-End Accidents Victims

Once we know what caused your rear-end crash, we can seek compensation from the party or parties who are at fault. In many cases, there may be only one other driver involved. However, in some accident cases, multiple parties may be involved. For instance, the driver who caused your rear-end accident may have been working at the time. If that is the case, the driver’s employer should be held liable for the acts of its employee.

There may also be more than one insurance policy involved in your case. For example, we will seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s liability coverage. If the driver has no insurance coverage or does not have enough coverage to pay for all of your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, then we will turn to your own insurance policy.

At Mann Law Firm, we understand how important this compensation is for you and your family. Even minor bodily injury in a car crash can lead to expensive medical treatment and extensive car repair (or car replacement). Rear-end crashes can also lead to long-term injuries such as whiplash, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, internal organ damage, and bone fractures.

We can work with medical experts to determine the full extent of your injuries and use this information as we seek compensation for your losses.

The Macon, GA, Rear-End Accident Attorneys Answer Your Questions

We know that you will have specific questions about your particular case, but there are some questions that we get asked a lot.  Below are answers to frequent questions that clients have asked us in the past:

How long do I have to file a claim for my rear-end accident injuries?

Georgia law states that the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident. There are some exceptions to this rule; we will discuss this with you when we discuss your specific case.

What should I do if the insurance company calls me to discuss my case?

In general, it is not a good idea to speak with the insurance company. Giving them specific information about the accident and your injuries may harm your claim. Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. They are looking to pay out as little as possible.

Should I call the police after my rear-end accident?

Yes. Not only is it the law to do so, but having a police report about the accident can help you with your claim against the other driver.

How long will my case take?

Lawyers get asked this question a lot. The answer is that it depends on your specific case. Sometimes, insurance companies will settle the case right away and sometimes the negotiations could take a few years. However long your case takes, we will fight for a fair settlement or go to trial.

What if I am partially at fault for the rear-end accident?

Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that if you are found to be less than 50% at fault for the rear-end accident, you may still be able to get some compensation for your injuries.

What types of injuries occur in rear-end accidents?

The most common injury that occurs with these types of accidents is neck injury or whiplash. Other types of injuries include spinal cord injuries and facial lacerations caused by the airbag being deployed.

These are answers to frequent questions that we get from our clients. Your specific case will need to be discussed and analyzed for specific answers to your questions. Let us help you with your case. Call our firm today at (478) 742-3381 for a free consultation.

Contact a Macon Rear-End Accident Attorney Today

For more than 50 years, Mann Law Firm has served car accident victims and their families in Macon and Middle Georgia. We know how to investigate rear-end crashes, how to evaluate injuries and losses, and, ultimately, how to deal with insurance companies that will want to settle your case for as little as possible. We will make sure your rights are fully protected.

To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (478) 742-3381 or take a moment to complete our online contact form.

Attorney David Mann

Attorney David MannBefore leading his own firm, Mann served for several years as in-house defense counsel for a large insurance company, which gives him unique insight into how insurance companies work. He uses this critical knowledge as an advantage for his clients. He is a tough negotiator and litigator, and he is exceptionally strategic in building cases on behalf of personal injury victims.[ Attorney Bio ]


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