Injuries From A Rear-End Car Accident Collision
Personal injuries stemming from rear-ended collisions can be minor and severe, but they no less cause physical, emotional, and financial hardships for the parties involved. Indeed, rear-ended accidents are among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in Florida, and they can occur virtually anywhere: traffic stops, stop signs, and even during periods of heavy traffic.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a rear-ended accident, contact the experienced car accident attorneys at the Shiner Law Group to discuss your legal options in a free case review.
For over 15 years, our award-winning law firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases throughout Florida because we are committed to providing sound legal solutions and obtaining the financial compensation our clients deserve. Shiner Law Group advocates for car accident victims on a contingency-fee basis: you only pay if we win your case.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
In any Florida car accident, it is important to seek medical treatment to determine the extent of your injuries, even if the injuries seem minor. Several days may pass before physical damage becomes apparent, and seeking medical care can prevent insurance companies from downplaying your injuries or denying your claim.
The Shiner Law Group identifies several delayed injuries commonly associated with rear-ended accidents:
Whiplash: Whiplash is a common injury that affects the victim’s neck and shoulders and is caused by the transfer of force from the vehicles striking each other.
This action jolts the victim’s body in a single direction, often with the head lagging, which creates a whipping motion. Whiplash can signal torn ligaments, dislocations, and other injuries that may require medical scanning.
Back Injuries: Back injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents and can result in significant discomfort for the victim. Damage to the spinal tissue and nerves may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, as victims may suffer from herniated disks or paralysis.
Head Injuries: While head injuries are more common with lower speed collisions (as airbags generally deploy when accidents involve the vehicle exceeding twenty miles per hour), victims may still suffer from broken bones, nose damage, bruised eyes, and headaches. Medical attention is recommended for head injuries to ensure that traumatic brain damage has not been sustained.
Bodily Injury: Other injuries may include damage to the victim’s hands, wrists, and arms, as the force of the collision may cause the victim to strike the dashboard or become entangled with the steering wheel or seatbelt. Physical injury to the hands, wrists, and arms can severely limit a person’s capacity to perform daily activities.
Emotional Trauma: Victims of car accident injuries may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which may cause disturbing dreams and flashbacks. Other signs of emotional trauma may include changes in mood or the capacity to perform a physical activity.
Causes of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-ended collisions often result from the following driver’s negligence; however, there are circumstances in which the leading car can be held liable:
- Leading car liability occurs when a driver makes an unsafe lane change and drastically decreases their speed, causing the following car to collide.
- Following car liability occurs when a driver fails to sufficiently give enough room to break.
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