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Grand Rapids Rear-End Car Accident Injury Attorney

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Lawyer For Injured Victims of Rear-End Car Wrecks in Kent County and Surrounding Areas

A rear-end collision is one of the most common types of car accidents, accounting for more than 25 percent of all accidents in Michigan each year. Though they have a lower fatality rate compared to head-on collisions, Michigan rear-end accidents are responsible for more than 20,000 injuries annually. If you are one of the many people who have been injured in a rear-end collision, it is important that you know how to get compensation to cover any resulting losses and expenses.

John D. Tallman, PLC, Attorney at Law, is a valuable ally for anyone who has been impacted by a rear-end accident in Grand Rapids, Kent County, and throughout Western Michigan. He has almost 40 years of experience helping clients pursue compensation through personal injury and wrongful death claims, and he will give you the dedicated attention you need from the time of the accident until your case is resolved. Rest assured that you will not owe us any legal fees unless we are able to collect on your case through a successful settlement or verdict.

Kent County Rear-End Collision Injuries

When a vehicle collides with you from behind, you may suffer from a variety of injuries. Some may be immediately obvious, but for others, the extent of the impact may not be clear until the coming weeks and months. Regardless of how serious your injuries seem, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some of the most common injuries to look out for in a rear-end collision include:

  • Whiplash
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Seatbelt and airbag injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken arms

In a fender-bender, chances are you will escape with only minor injuries, but rear-end crashes can result in catastrophic injuries, especially if you are at a complete stop, and another driver rams you at high speed.

Negligence in a Grand Rapids Rear-End Accident

In many cases, the driver in back is considered to be at fault for a rear-end accident, possibly because they were speeding or tailgating, driving under the influence, using a cell phone, or attending to another distraction that took their eyes off the road when they should have been slowing down. However, questions of fault can sometimes be complicated, for example, if a rear-end collision starts a chain reaction accident involving several vehicles in a row. Whenever possible, you should collect photographic and video evidence from the accident and identify witnesses who can testify that another driver was responsible.

Seeking Compensation For Your Injuries

Attorney John Tallman can help you establish another party's liability and get compensation for damages beyond those covered by your Personal Injury Protection insurance. When you are suffering from severe, long-term injuries, we will help you document all of your medical expenses and other negative impacts on your life to determine the full extent of the damages for which compensation may be possible including medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment, as well as lost income beyond your first three years of being unable to work. We will work to build a solid case against the other driver so that we start from a strong negotiating position during settlement discussions, and if we believe it is necessary to go to trial to reach a fair resolution, we have the courtroom experience to fight on your behalf.

Contact a West Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer

During the difficult time after your rear-end accident, we can make your search for compensation more manageable. Contact us today at 616-361-8850 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Kent County, Ottawa County, Muskegon County, and throughout West Michigan, including in Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, and the surrounding areas.

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