Rear-End Collisions are common occurrences on our streets and highways. They seem to happen when we are least expecting them, and the injuries that accompany this type of auto accident can range from mild to catastrophic. The physical damages from these injuries may not become evident until a later date and the emotional scars from a serious rear-end collision can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can impact an individual’s life for the remainder of their life. The financial impact can be devastating as millions of dollars are spent each year on rehabilitation, medical fees and recovery.
A rear-end accident occurs when the front bumper of one car collides with the back end of another car.
While injuries are sometimes minor, low-speed collisions can be as deadly as collisions at a greater speed. Whiplash injuries are the most common rear-end accident injury because your head, neck, spine, muscles, ligaments and tendons must brace for impact in a second or two which can result in damage to the skeletal structure and nerves. Besides whiplash injuries, other common injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Damage to teeth and jaw
- Broken bones
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
- Full or partial paralysis
- Organ Damage
Serious damage may not be immediately apparent directly after a rear-end collision. It is always a good idea to seek medical treatment no matter how minor the injury may appear. Research has shown that if you are in a rear-end low speed collision, the passenger in the right hand front seat will be more severely injured. Chances are the driver will have more time to automatically brace himself or herself against the steering wheel of the car. Also, the rear-view mirror is easily visible from the driver’s seat which will also give the driver more time to prepare for being hit.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, call the experienced and skilled attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY. They have been helping accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve for decades and they can help you too. Call Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY at 877-565-2993 or email [email protected].