November 7, 2020
Next Steps for Rear-End Car Accidents
Being rear-ended can be especially frustrating when you are not at fault. The tailing driver could have hit you for a number of reasons. Sometimes, drivers are distracted by cell phones or conversations they are having with other passengers. In other situations, the driver simply may not have been paying attention to traffic or the vehicle may be new and unfamiliar to the person operating it. If you find yourself to be the victim of such an accident, contact a lawyer today to start building a case for yourself.
You Deserve Compensation for Your Injuries
The injuries you suffer can cause a strain on your finances. Do not waste time in finding the right representation so that you can focus on recovering instead of stressing about the situation. Taking care of yourself at this time is important as some injuries may not be immediately apparent until you seek medical help. Such injuries could include:
- Most people think you have to be traveling at lightning speed to experience whiplash, but that is not true. You can experience whiplash in a low speed collision due to the force created by the weight of the vehicles involved
Head or Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Car accidents can easily lead to brain injuries if the head moves forcefully after a crash or hits parts of the vehicle (i.e., dash, headrest etc.). Take care to note any memory issues (forgetfulness or losing time) after an accident. Record any signs of a concussion.
- Damage to your spine could result in a multitude of separate injuries: slipped discs, loss of range of motion, nerve damage, numbness, and even paralysis.
Seat belt/Airbag Injuries
- Check your chest and skin for any burns or bruises caused by the seat belt or deployed airbag
- Collisions can tear joints or break bones, especially in the legs and arms. If you fear you have a broken bone, do not move yourself. Instead, wait for an emergency medical professional to help.
- Cosmetic injuries can permanently change the way you look. If possible, document your injuries and your face immediately following a rear-end accident.
- Many people experience stress after a car accident. You may need to attend counseling to process your emotional pain. A strong and well-versed lawyer knows how to get you the compensation you need to pay for any possible emotional distress.
- Unfortunately, many people die in rear-end accidents each year when speed or drugs and/or alcohol is involved.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney to Fight Your Case
Rear-end accidents are serious matters and can cause catastrophic injuries. Do not make the mistake of brushing it aside because you could end up with significant problems in the long run. Things like medical appointments, therapy, and time lost on the job can take a major toll on your finances. If you have been injured, give us a call at (888) 588-1777 to see how we might be able to help.