Rear-End Collisions: What You Need to Know
Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car crashes. Injuries sustained from a collision can vary based on vehicle speed, size, and road conditions among other things. Whether the injury is minor or severe, it can have lasting effects on the victim and their loved ones. It is important to seek the right help following a collision as personal injuries can linger beyond what is evident at the scene. Potter Burnett Law prides itself on helping victims of rear-end collisions receive the help and compensation they deserve.
In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that rear-end collisions are among the most common kind of collisions in the U.S. accounting for about 29% of motor vehicle accidents nationwide.
A rear-end collision can result in a wide range of injuries, including:
• Back injuries
• Spinal cord injuries
• Broken bones
• Neck injuries
• Leg and knee injuries
• Ankle and feet injuries
• Soft tissue damage
• Hand and wrist injuries
• Shoulder Injuries
It is common that insurance companies will deny the victim’s claims for a variety of reasons. A frequent argument insurance companies make is that the lead driver was somehow at fault for the accident. Insurance companies often argue that the claimed injuries pre-existed the collision, are unrelated or are somehow not legitimate. This is why it is important to contact an experienced attorney to help you better understand the situation and bring forth all evidence to prove your claim.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a rear-end collision, contact Potter Burnett Law to schedule a free case evaluation.