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Missy Wigginton

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Jackson Rear-End Accident Attorneys

Rear-End Collisions in Mississippi

Rear-end collisions are among the most common—and serious—types of car accidents. Even at relatively low speeds, rear-end accidents can leave victims with significant injuries, including whiplash, slipped discs, head injuries, broken bones, and more.

If you or someone you love was involved in a rear-end accident in Jackson or the nearby areas, turn to the team at . For more than 40 years, our firm has been fighting for the rights of injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed due to the negligence of others. We represent clients who have been injured in all types of rear-end collisions, including those in both front and rear vehicles, as well as those involved in multi-vehicle crashes. Led by our founding attorney, Missy Wigginton (“Mama Justice”), we have what it takes to fight for you and your recovery.

Learn how our Jackson rear-end accident lawyers can help you with your personal injury claim; call (888) 699-1846 or submit a free online case evaluation form to get started.

Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in a Rear-End Collision?

In most cases, the driver of the rear vehicle is liable for a rear-end accident. This is because motorists have a responsibility to keep a safe distance between themselves and the vehicles in front of them. When they follow too closely (or “tailgate”), they may not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision. In fact, most rear-end accidents occur because the rear driver was:

  • Not paying attention
  • Texting, using a cell phone, or otherwise distracted
  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Speeding
  • Driving aggressively or recklessly

These are all examples of negligence and, when drivers cause accidents because of such conduct, they can be held liable for victims’ resulting injuries and damages.

However, there are some circumstances in which the front driver in a rear-end collision may be partially or wholly to blame. This could be the case if the front driver involved in the accident acted negligently or wrongfully in some way. For example, if the front driver made an unsafe or illegal turn, was driving while drunk, or had a taillight out on their vehicle, they could be found to share some degree of fault for the crash. If this happens, both parties involved in the accident can seek compensation for their damages, but their total recoveries will be reduced by their respective at-fault percentages.

Damages in Rear-End Accident Claims

Because rear-end collisions often lead to serious injuries—and even deaths when they occur at high speeds or involve certain types of vehicles, such as motorcycles or large commercial trucks—victims may be entitled to significant damages following a rear-end accident. Common damages in rear-end collision claims include:

  • Emergency medical attention
  • Ambulance and hospital fees
  • Surgeries and other treatments
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Ongoing and future medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress, trauma, and anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Lost income/wages
  • Lost future earnings due to disability
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Disfigurement and disability

At , our rear-end accident lawyers in Jackson can review the specifics of your situation to determine the potential value of your claim. While the insurance company may not have your best interests at heart, we do. Our team is here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We believe in holding negligent parties accountable and helping our clients recover the monetary compensation they need to heal and move forward with their lives.