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Rear-End Vehicle Collisions can Cause Serious Injuries

Car Wreck Accident

One of the most common types of vehicle accidents - up to 28% of all car accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - are rear-end collisions. These crashes occur when a vehicle hits the one in front of it. Although many are minor fender-benders, some rear-end collisions can cause severe injuries and even death.

Driver distraction, such as using a cellphone for texting, is all too often the cause of rear-end accidents. Poor driving including speeding, tailgating or reckless driving can also cause this type of accident, as can driving under the influence and fatigue. Other causes not always in the driver's control include brake failure and poor weather or road conditions.

Rear-End Collisions can Cause Severe Injuries

Whiplash is a very common injury in rear-end crashes. When the car is hit from behind, the body jerks forward and then the head and neck instantly whip back and forth causing muscle, ligament and nerve damage.

Another very serious injury is traumatic brain injury or TBI. TBI is caused by the brain hitting against the inside of the skull during some type of trauma like an accident or violent shaking. The brain damage that results can be life-altering, causing temporary or permanent disability or even death.

Other serious injuries can include spinal cord damage, bone fractures and lacerations. If seat belts are not worn or if the head restraints are insufficient, any injuries can be even worse.

Get Medical Help Quickly Even if You Don't Feel Injured

Sometimes at the scene of a rear-end collision - and shortly after - the victims won't realize that they have been injured because symptoms are somewhat delayed. It may take some time for signs of injury like pain or stiffness to appear.

However, it's important to get medical attention as soon as you can. Go to a hospital emergency room or your own doctor for an evaluation.

There are 2 reasons for this recommendation - one of course is to take care of any health issues caused by the accident, but the second is that an insurance company may try to minimize any damages if the victims don't get medical attention, especially in a low-speed rear-end collision.

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, you may be eligible for compensation from the at-fault driver for medical expenses, lost wages, physical therapy, rehabilitation and any other costs associated with your injuries.

We Can Help if You Have Been Injured in a Rear-End Collision

If you or a family member has been injured in a rear-end accident or any type of car accident or personal injury, please contact the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. immediately. Our experienced attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Please call us for a free consultation. Attorney Diana Santa Maria, personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, will fight to secure justice for you and your family. You can reach us at (954) 434-1077 or contact us via the website.

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