Rear end car accidents often cause serious injuries even when they occur at low speeds.
Rear end collisions are the most common type of auto accident. Despite what many people believe, rear end collisions can be the fault of either driver involved in the accident. If the driver in front stops their vehicle abruptly, the driver behind them may not have enough time to safely stop their car. Alternately, the other driver may not have been paying attention or may not have maintained a safe following distance. Sometimes these collisions are even the result of a chain reaction that involves other vehicles.
Failing to maintain a safe following distance greatly increases the likelihood of a rear end collision occurring. Distractions - often caused by cell phones, eating, or messing with the radio - are a major cause of rear end accidents. Additionally, some drivers fail to drive responsibly in unsafe weather.
Even at low speeds, these accidents can result in serious injuries. Though there may not be significant vehicle damage, drivers may experience whiplash or other injuries, even if symptoms are not noticed right away.
Injuries Resulting From a Rear End Collision
When a car is from behind, the impact often causes the head to snap forward and back very quickly. This can severely injure the neck.
Head injuries are another unfortunate possibility. Because they are not as easy to identify and can lead to permanent or long term damage, closed head injuries can be very dangerous.
Many of the injuries that result from a rear end accident are soft tissue injuries. Even though they may present symptoms immediately, they can still be very painful in the long-run and affect your every day life.
Seeking legal help
If you have been injured in a rear end car accident, you have rights and deserve to be protected. If the accident was the result of another drivers negligence, you deserve to be compensated for any resulting injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and/or property damage. Give us a call 24/7 at (314) 361-4242 for a FREE case evaluation.
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