Rear-end collisions are among the most common kinds of car accidents. According to the Washington Post, about 1.7 million happen every year in the United States. They can happen at almost any speed and in nearly any location, from the parking lot to the interstate.
If you have been injured in a rear-end accident, you should talk to an experienced attorney who can make sure you get fair results and full compensation.
Call (901) 526-2126 today to arrange a free consultation.
At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, our rear-end collision attorneys in Memphis work with clients facing a wide range of injuries and compensation needs. With more than 150 years of combined legal experience among our proven team of trial lawyers, we get results for your injuries.
Whether you have suffered a soft tissue injury in a rear-end accident at a stop light, or you are facing a lifetime of disability caused by a drunk driver, we are committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
We fight for the rights of clients across the Tri-State area in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Insurance companies are interested in their bottom lines, and if they can make money by denying insurance benefits or reducing payments on seriously injured people to meet their profit expectations, then they will. Too often, people try to get results on their own and end up settling for too little following a serious accident, injury, or wrongful death, never knowing their rights and leaving thousands or millions of dollars of compensation on the table.
As your attorneys, it’s our job to know your rights and to fight for the full results you deserve.
One example of the success we’ve had for our clients in these kinds of cases is a 48-year-old welder who was rear-ended on I-240. Property damage was minimal, but the client suffered injuries resulting in back pain which were initially thought to be soft tissue injury, such as whiplash, but ultimately revealed to be a ruptured disc.
Quickly, the client’s medical bills exceeded $90,000, but the case was fought vigorously by the defense. Mediation was unsuccessful due to the liable carrier’s reluctance to accept full responsibility for the plaintiff’s injuries.
Following a trial, a jury unanimously awarded our client $385,000. When the defendant tried to overturn the verdict, we sought and received post-judgment interest, collecting the over $400,000 for our client.
Find out more about our verdicts and settlements here.
Our free initial consultations have no strings attached and no obligation. If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident, you should talk to a lawyer before you sign anything to make sure that you are getting the results that you are owed and need.
Contact our Memphis rear-end collision lawyers online or call (901) 526-2126 to find out more about your case. We have a second office in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
A:In most rear-end cases, the driver who hit you will be found at fault. However, there are instances where you may be found to share fault for the accident. For example, if you didn’t leave enough room when changing lanes or pulled out into oncoming traffic without leaving enough space. An attorney at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi can help you prove what really happened, reducing your level of shared fault or placing all blame on the other driver.
A:The most common injury from a rear-end accident is whiplash, which can be sustained even in low-impact collisions. However, depending on the severity of the accident, you may also suffer broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, and head trauma. Work with an attorney from Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi to recover a fair settlement that covers all your expenses.
A:The value of a rear-end accident, like all other accident claims, depends largely on two things: 1) Insurance coverage and 2) Severity of damages. The more serious the collision, the more extensive the damages and higher the costs that will be incurred by the injured driver/passenger for needed medical treatment, vehicle repairs, and missed time at work. The team at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi fights aggressively to recover maximum compensation from the other driver’s insurance policy. If the insurance policy is not enough to cover all damages, we may be able to pursue further compensation from the driver personally, or from your own UIM policy.