When one car crashes into the back of another, the car in front speeds up abruptly and then suddenly slows down. This type of sudden acceleration-deceleration force often results in injuries to the neck and back. Depending on the initial speed of the vehicles and other factors, the injuries can range from moderate to severe.
Moderate injuries after a rear-end collision can include whiplash, strained muscles, and concussions caused by the head striking the dashboard or the back of the headrest. When rear-end collisions occur at high speeds, the resulting damage to the victims’ necks and backs can be much more serious, including closed head injuries and temporary or permanent paralysis.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one cause of rear-end collisions is driver inattention or negligence. Within the past two decades, rear-end accidents have accounted for 25% of police-reported auto accidents and 5% of auto accident fatalities. Rear-end accidents commonly cause back injuries and whiplash injuries to drivers and passengers.
If you have received an injury as a result of a t-bone or rear-end vehicle accident, you’ll need a dedicated and caring team to help you recover by providing legal and personal support. Contact our offices to receive free auto accident advice. Robert C. Hahn, III, Trial Lawyers will be by your side each step of the way as we build a case against the responsible party with the aim of getting you back on track to emotional, physical and financial wellness.
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