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Driving is a skill that demands a motorist’s absolute focus and attention. Despite public awareness campaigns and aggressive legislative measures, distracted, intoxicated, and reckless driving continues to be a serious problem throughout Alabama. In fact, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation, there are over 155,000 traffic collisions a year, many of which are rear-end collisions.

Rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accident in the United States. Even so, many people underestimate the physical and financial hardships that tend to accompany these collisions. Survivors often sustain an assortment of physical and cognitive injuries that require costly and ongoing medical treatments. Even if an accident injury heals, the survivor’s body may continue to deteriorate from the point of injury, leading to disc or joint degeneration, osteoarthritis, and other debilitating medical conditions and side-effects. Consequently, many accident survivors need to take legal action just to afford their mounting medical debts and circumvent a bankruptcy filing.

If you’ve been injured in a rear-end collision, contact the Mobile car accident attorneys at Cunningham Bounds today. Our trial-tested legal team has been providing effective legal services, aggressive representation, and compassionate guidance to the wrongfully injured of Alabama since 1958. We have a comprehensive understanding of the various ways a catastrophic injury can destroy your finances and impact your overall quality of life. For this reason, we are willing to do everything in our power to help you pursue damages that facilitate both your physical and financial recovery.

Rely on our 60+ years of experience! Contact our Cunningham Bounds at (251) 299-0101 to discuss your case with a qualified legal professional.

Understanding Rear-End Collisions

As the term implies, a rear-end collision occurs when a motorist crashes into the back of another vehicle. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there are over 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the United States each year, resulting in over 500,000 injuries and 1,700 fatalities. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, these injuries can range from minor to catastrophic for any parties involved.

Common injuries sustained in rear-end accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Broken bones
  • Scarring
  • Airbag injuries

Every accident survivor needs to seek immediate medical attention regardless of the perceived severity of their injuries. After all, some symptoms can appear days or even weeks after an accident has occurred. A medical professional can run tests to identify and treat the full extent of your injuries, ultimately guaranteeing your health and safety. It’s also important to note that your updated medical record can serve as evidence in your lawsuit. If you don’t seek medical assistance in the week following a rear-end collision, the defendant’s insurance company may try to claim that your injuries warrant less – or no – damages.

A successful lawsuit can yield the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Professional care services
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Non-economic damages

Alabama is one of the few states that still adheres to a contributory negligence rule. In other words, a plaintiff’s right to damages may be lost if the defendant’s legal team can prove they were partially responsible for a collision. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this complex legal journey alone. Our lawyers can investigate the accident, compile evidence that proves the at-fault party is fully responsible for your injuries, and even negotiate with shrewd insurance companies on your behalf. We can also calculate your existing and projected injury-related expenses to make sure you’re awarded a settlement or verdict that safeguards your standard of living. If the defendant’s insurance company refuses to negotiate, we can take your case to court and aggressively litigate to maximize your claim.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

In Alabama, an injured plaintiff has 2 years to file a claim against an at-fault driver. If this deadline passes, your path to restitution could be lost. For this reason and more, it’s critical that you contact a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible. At Cunningham Bounds, our Mobile auto accident lawyers have the skills, resources, and experience to manage the legal aspects of your case, giving you the freedom and comfort to focus on your physical recovery.

Our firm has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Contact Cunningham Bounds at (251) 299-0101 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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