Georgia Fender Benders Have the Potential to Cause Serious Injuries


May 25, 2015

Automobile accidents are a common occurrence throughout Georgia and in the greater Southeast, ranging from slow speed fender benders to high impact crashes on the highway. There is a common misconception that fender bender accidents are always minor, and that anyone alleging an injury following a fender bender accident is being untruthful. However, even though many fender benders occur at a low speed, the impact of one vehicle hitting another is enough to cause anyone involved to potentially suffer injuries, both minor and very serious.

How Do You Know Who is at Fault for a Fender Bender Accident?

A qualified Georgia Personal Injury Attorney can investigate the facts of your case to determine if another person is responsible for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered. Whether you believe someone else is at fault or not, it is important to at least have a general understanding of what you are dealing with, and to be educated as to the scope of your legal options.  We encourage you to get a free consultation from our firm about your legal rights.

Injuries Resulting from Fender Benders

Injuries suffered as a result of even a minor fender bender can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Back and neck injuries, such as fractures and/or herniated discs (i.e., whiplash);
  • Spinal cord damage;
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
  • Soft tissue injuries to muscles, tendons and/or ligaments;
  • Damage to internal organs; and even
  • Death.

While it may seem extreme to suggest that a fender bender accident could result in one's death, anything can happen at any time when it comes to automobile accidents. A certain angle of impact, including such issues as which way an accident victim's head was turned at the time of impact, could be the difference between a minor concussion and a permanent brain injury. As such, fender benders are not always those minor accidents that many people see as a mere inconvenience.

Many Georgia Fender Benders Go Unreported

Many people are worried that reporting a claim for a fender bender will increase their rates and cause more harm than good. Yet, if you sustained injuries, failing to call the police and failure to seek prompt medical treatment may make your legal claim a bit more challenging to pursue. This is due to the fact that without medical substantiation and evidence, an insurer/opposing counsel will attempt to argue that you were not not really injured and may even dispute the facts of how the accident occurred and attempt to pin the fault on you.

Police reports are often helpful to support an injured individual's allegations that he or she was injured as a result of another driver's conduct. Without a police report, it is not impossible to pursue a claim, but it adds steps to the process that may create some obstacles as your case progresses. 

Put Montlick & Associates' Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Georgia Accident Case

Contact Montlick & Associates for your free consultation. During your free consultation, you will about your legal rights and the steps necessary to protect those legal rights. For more than 30 years, the Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates have worked hard to get injured people the compensation they deserve as part of their goal to be the top personal injury law firm in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

Montlick and Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast since 1984, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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