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Four Common Injuries from Rear-End Collisions

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DuPage County car crash attorneyWhether it is caused by tailgating, speeding, drunk driving, or distracted driving, a rear-end collision can cause serious injuries to the occupants of the car that was struck. Since many rear-end accidents come as a surprise to the vehicle that was hit, the driver and passengers rarely have time to brace for the impact.

While speed can definitely play a factor in the severity of many injuries associated with rear-end collisions, even a seemingly minor accident can cause injuries with lasting pain, which may require medical treatment and even physical therapy. If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, our lawyers can help advocate on your behalf for compensation for your pain and suffering you may be eligible to receive. 

Common Injuries to Drivers and Passengers

Here are just a few of the most common injuries that those in rear-end collisions often suffer:

  • Whiplash - When your head moves quickly forward and back due to a rear-end collision, it can cause ligaments, tendons, and other neck muscles to tear, leading to ongoing pain. In serious cases, whiplash can cause blurred vision, numbness, difficulties concentrating or with memory, and even sleep disturbances and emotional issues. 
  • Neck and back pain - Related to whiplash, neck and back pain due to a rear-end collision can be cause by injuries to the spinal cord, such as slipped or herniated discs. When the disc around the vertebrae in your spine move out of place, it can cause pain and long-term issues. 
  • Fractured vertebrae and compression fractures - Broken bones, including fractured vertebrae, can result from the force of a rear-end collision. These injuries are only made worse with movement, so it is key to get them treated as soon as possible. 
  • Arm and wrist injuries - Often, the occupants of the car being hit try to brace themselves at the last second by extending out their arms in front of them. This can cause injuries to the arms and wrists as the force of the collision drives them into the steering wheel, console, or seat in front of them.  

All of the injuries above can cause serious, lasting pain and require ongoing medical treatment. You may have to miss work, which can impact your income. You need to contact a lawyer who will help you put your life back together. 

Contact a Bloomingdale Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision or any other type of motor vehicle accident, the DuPage County rear-end collision attorneys of Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices are ready to fight for you and your family. We will help you through the legal process and offer skilled representation against any insurance company. Call us today for your free consultation at 630-932-9100

 

Source:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov

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