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Whalen Montalvo

Greenville Rear-End Accident Lawyer

All drivers sitting at a stop sign or traffic light expect drivers behind them to come to a complete stop.  Drivers who fail to stop in time can cause rear-end accidents with traumatic consequences.

The sudden force of a rear-end collision can push a vehicle into another vehicle or oncoming traffic. With little or no warning, a rear-end accident changes lives forever.

If you or a close loved one suffered severe injuries due to the reckless actions of another driver, get help from a Greenville rear-end accident lawyer today. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

How Rear-End Accidents Happen

Driver distraction is a leading cause.

Operating a motor vehicle requires a dedicated focus on the road. Yet far too many drivers engage in careless behaviors by multi-tasking behind the wheel.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are three primary forms of distracted driving:

  • Visual: Removes your eyes from the road
  • Manual: Removes your hands from the wheel
  • Cognitive: Takes your mind off driving.

A study involving rear-end crashes conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 64 percent of crash-involved drivers removed their eyes from the road for more than two seconds.

Other contributing factors to rear-end accidents include drowsy, drunk, or aggressive drivers. Greenville streets and roadways are no place for drivers who carelessly remove their focus from driving.

Common Rear-End Accident Damages

A rear-end accident is a shock to your body and your life. For many accident victims, life never returns to how it was before the accident.

Among the most common types of severe injuries are whiplash and back pain. Severe whiplash can result in painful and serious symptoms such as limited range of motion.

The impact of a rear-end collision can leave victims with other serious injuries, such as brain or spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries. Some victims never fully recover, and in particularly tragic cases, some die from injuries.

No matter what types of injuries you or a loved one has experienced, the medical bills are likely climbing. If your injuries prevent you from working, your lost wages increase stress and anxiety.

If you have lost a close loved one, the tragedy can leave you in a financial bind. Funeral expenses and the lost income of a spouse can compound your grief.

A rear-end collision attorney familiar with South Carolina civil law may be able to help you pursue compensation for these and other damages. Consider scheduling a free case consultation today if your rear-end accident resulted from negligence.

Choosing a Greenville Rear-End Accident Attorney

Who you have by your side matters.

Attorneys James Whalen and Eric Montalvo are Greenville attorneys who stand up to insurance companies and fight for the compensation their clients deserve.

Attorney James Whalen is proud of his hometown, Greenville, South Carolina, which he still calls home today. His vast experience includes working at the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. James believes in listening to and treating clients with compassion and respect. As a Greenville native, he cares about his community and the clients he represents.

Attorney Eric Montalvo is a United States Marine Corps veteran.  As a Greenville attorney, Eric puts judge advocate and 20-year career leadership to work for his clients. Eric’s military experience launched his law career. He stands ready to help you fight for justice and accountability for your Greenville rear-end accident.

Insurance companies would rather settle a claim before victims contact Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law. If an insurance adjuster contacts you, do not speak to them; instead, schedule a free case consultation with a member of our team.

How We Help Victims of Negligence

Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law proudly serve Greenville rear-end accident victims during their time of need. We realize that medical procedures and appointments consume your time. Your attorney will communicate with you as your case progresses.

From investigating your accident to identifying those responsible, we seek the answers necessary for your case. Your case may involve a negligent driver, faulty brakes, or a combination of negligence involving more than one liable party.

Let us manage the phone calls, paperwork, and legwork of your civil case. We will put our skills and experience to work for you.

A rear-end accident can turn your world upside down. If the reckless actions of another driver left you with significant physical, emotional, psychological, and financial damages, contact Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law today.

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Rear End Accidents: FAQs

A Greenville rear-end accident lawyer answers frequently asked questions regarding the legal process:

When should I contact a Greenville rear-end accident lawyer?

Accident victims should contact a Greenville rear-end accident lawyer as soon as possible. While the statute of limitations is three years, time can pass quickly after a life-changing accident.

What types of evidence may help my case?

Police reports, accident scene photographs, and contact information for witnesses are among the most vital types of evidence. Share everything you know or possess about your accident with your Greenville rear-end accident attorney.

Will my case go to trial? 

If your case goes to trial, your attorney will prepare you for the process. Most personal injury cases do not go to trial but rather settle out of court.

How long does a rear-end claim or lawsuit take?

Each rear-end case is different. The goal is to achieve the best outcome possible, however long it takes, without settling for less than you deserve.

What happens if I fail to file my Greenville rear-end accident lawsuit in time?

If you fail to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you generally have no further legal options. Time is of the essence when it comes to pursuing justice for your unfair damages.

A free case consultation can help you learn if you have a case and, if so, how to proceed. You can get the answers to your questions but must act quickly.

Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law: Serving Greenville, South Carolina

A rear-end accident is a traumatic experience that can result in catastrophic harm. The driver responsible for the accident may receive criminal charges. Accident victims who suffer due to the negligence of others may still pursue a personal injury case.

The immediate changes to your life are confusing and overwhelming. By securing a member of our team to protect your best interests, you can better focus on your rest and recovery.

If you or a close loved one experienced a rear-end accident caused by negligence, get help with your claim or lawsuit. What you fight for now matters, making it imperative that your attorney get to work as soon as possible.

It is easy to lose track of time following a significant life event. Do not miss your opportunity to pursue compensation for your unfair damages. Contact Whalen Montalvo Attorneys today for your free case consultation. Call (864) 770-7710 now.

James M. Whalen

I grew up right here in Greenville, South Carolina. Following highschool, I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete for the Rhodes Lynx soccer program.

I completed my law degree at University of South Carolina School of Law, where I was on the mock trial team and an editor for the Journal of Law and Education. Following graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. My experience in D.C. trial courts solidified my desire to become a trial lawyer.
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