Rear-End Accidents Can Cause Many Different Injuries, And We Make It Our Mission To Help.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one-third of all motor vehicle accidents are the result of rear-end collisions. There are dozens of reasons why a rear end accident can happen. Three of the most common causes are:
- Distracted Driving – With mobile phones being the cause of more and more car accidents, rear-end collisions are in the rise as well. Common causes of distracted driving include the use of mobile phones (texting, reading, using GPS) eating, drinking, etc..
- Slippery Roads – Snow, rain, ice, sleet: all reasons a road might become slippery and cause one vehicle to slide into another. This most often happens at stop lights and stop signs, when the driver in the rear would typically have ample time to stop but can’t do so because of the slippery driving conditions.
- Speeding – When a driver is going too fast, sometimes their speed is the primary factor in why they crash into the vehicle in front of them.
Common Rear-End Accident Injuries
There are many injuries that can occur from rear accident collisions. The most common include:
- Whiplash: This is, by far, the most common rear-end accident injury. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury occurs when the head abruptly snaps back, thrusts forward, and then goes back again. The pain from this injury can last anywhere from one week and for many can last for a full year – or more.
- Back Injuries: If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. The spinal column and spinal discs are especially at risk in rear-end accidents.
- Head Injuries/TBI: Outside of cuts, scrapes, and bruises on the outside of the head, the possibility of internal damage is very real in rear-end car accidents. The possibility of concussion, loss of consciousness, and swelling are very common.
There are many other injuries that can occur from rear-end collisions and it also important to note that these injuries can occur at even the lowest speeds – sometimes impact at as little as 7 miles per hour can cause serious or life-threatening injuries.
If you are in a rear-end accident and feel even mild pain afterwards, get checked by a medical professional as soon as possible. That pain could be the sign of something more serious and your health and well-being should be prioritized. After you see a doctor, you have one more thing to do….
Laurel Rear-End Accident Lawyers
If you are injured in a rear-end accident, call your Laurel Rear-End Accident Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm at (301) 605-4296. We will look at your case in depth and determine if you could receive a fair and reasonable settlement because of your injuries. Schedule your free, no obligation consultation so we can get started today.