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Rear-End Accidents

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Rear-end crashes are one of the most common kinds of car accidents. Whether it is because of a distracted motorist who is trying to send a text, or because of faulty brakes or another form of product liability or improper maintenance, a driver may fail to slow or stop and then run into another car from behind. This can cause severe injuries, the most common of which is whiplash, and if the victim does not get help from a car accident attorney in Houston, they might not get the full compensation they need to cover the costs. A victim of a rear-end collision should hire an attorney promptly.

Common Injuries Sustained

In a rear-end collision, the harm that can occur may vary depending on the amount of force exerted in the initial crash. Typically the injuries caused by this type of accident are not life-threatening, but that is not to say that they can significantly affect an individual's life. As with any kind of harm to the body, it is always recommended that if you have suffered from a rear-end accident that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.

When a car hits the back end of another vehicle, it can happen so quickly that it can often cause damage before the driver can brace themselves. The moment the cars collide, the driver's spine bends into an S shape, resulting in compressed facet joints. Ultimately this harms the cartilage in the spinal column and can be extremely painful.

Due to the fact that the driver often cannot see the accident before it occurs makes it impossible for them to prepare for the impact. Since their neck is often loose, it can be thrown back and forth producing whiplash with even the most minor impact. According to a study performed at Yale University, whiplash can occur at a mere 2.5 miles per hour. People may not even realize that they have experienced injury until a few days later and are contingent upon the severity of the accident. The following is a list of a few of the other injuries that may occur as the result of a rear-end accident, including:

  • Injury to the knees
  • Brain injuries & damage to the nerves
  • Fractured bones
  • Joint injuries
  • Damage to the shoulder region
  • Other neck injuries
  • Harm to the back, including bulging or slipped discs
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Injury to the head

Always see a trained physician after any form of car accident to ensure that your injuries are under control. Seek appropriate financial compensation for your time, money and suffering by getting in touch an attorney from The Law Office of Sebastian Simon.

How an Attorney Can Help Help

Sometimes motorists could be found liable for an accident they are not guilty of causing. Hiring competent, experienced counsel is the best protection against such an unfair, unjust result. If you have been rear-ended, speak with an attorney from the Law Office of Sebastian J. Simon to help protect yourself against having to pay for damage and suffering that you did not cause.

Our firm can provide you with skilled representation in any car accident case. By retaining a member of our legal team, you will be able to fight for full compensation. If you've been in a rear-end accident, don't wait. Contact a lawyer at our office today!

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