Getting into a car accident can be a serious problem for everyone involved, and even at low speeds, each person is at risk of suffering serious injuries. In some cases, victims may hesitate to consider their options for a personal injury lawsuit in San Diego because they do not feel like the intensity of the accident warrants it, but this is never the correct option. If you have been injured in any capacity in an accident that someone else causes, then there is no reason that you should be financially responsible for any of the costs associated with your recovery.
One particular type of (very common) accident that can cause serious injuries even at low speeds is a rear-end collision. Because of the nature of these types of accidents, victims may walk away from a low-speed read-end crash with no visible injuries but later discover that they have, in fact, suffered. In other cases, such as a high-speed collision, these injuries are more immediately apparent, but regardless, it is essential that you fight for your rights after this type of accident.
Read more below about rear-end collisions, and how we can help you as trusted San Diego car accident attorneys who can help you fight for the money you deserve. Contact us now for a free consultation where you will be able to learn about the options that you have for justice.
Common Injuries in Rear-End Crashes
Rear-end collisions have always been common, since they can happen very easily at stop signs, red lights, or anywhere else that the lead driver reduces their speed and the driver behind them is either distracted or going too fast to correct before colliding with them. Regardless of the specific cause of the crash, it is generally determining that the rear driver is responsible.
Below are some common injuries that result from rear-end crashes, but keep in mind that no two accident is alike, and the resultant injuries can vary greatly. Whether or not the following injuries resemble your own situation, contact us now to learn about how we can help.
Whiplash is an extremely common injury in these types of crashes, simply because of the motion of the vehicles and the nature of the injury itself. Whiplash happens when the victim’s head is rapidly jerked forward, down, and back again, which in turn stretches and tears the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In many cases, the victim may not realize the extent of their whiplash until the neck muscles tighten back up, meaning that the injury may not become fully apparent until after they have left the scene, and possibly after a few days.
Fractures and breaks are other very common types of injuries in a rear-end collision, especially at higher speeds. A fracture occurs when the bone is subjected to a high-speed impact, or when it is bent beyond its ability to recover without breaking. In rear-end accidents, broken wrists, arms, and legs are very common.
Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injuries that result from an impact that rattles the brain and damages the soft tissues, ultimately causing problems such as headaches, blurred vision, memory issues, irritability, sleeplessness, and more. Concussions must be taken seriously because they may be indications of more serious problems that can cause permanent brain damage, and even death if left untreated.
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The above examples of injuries that can be caused from rear-end crashes is only a limited set of examples, and when you contact our team of personal injury lawyers in San Diego, you will be able to discuss your own injuries in greater detail, while learning how we can help you get the justice you deserve for your suffering.
We look forward to speaking with you during your consultation, and fighting to get you the money that you deserve after your unfortunate experience.