“Fender benders” or rear end accidents are common. Because of this, people commonly make the mistake of assuming that they are not serious. This concept is completely untrue. Rear end accidents often leave the body vulnerable to injury. Your neck, head, and shoulders can all be seriously injured in a rear-end collision and can affect the victim’s life for years to come. The worst rear-end accidents can cause paralysis or even lead to death. Keep reading the blog below for more information regarding rear-end accidents and why they are serious.
Injuries that can Occur
One of the most common injuries that occur during a rear-end accident is whiplash. Whiplash is when your strain or sprain the soft tissues in your neck. These tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and non-boney structures. Whiplash tends to occur when a sudden motion changes the curve in your upper neck and back. Symptoms of whiplash include: tightness, pain when moving your neck, headaches, dizziness, and more. Symptoms can occur immediately following an accident, or they can even take weeks, or months to start showing up. Rear-end accidents can also cause more serious injuries that can be irreversible. These injuries can occur in the head, neck, or upper back. Because your head and neck support your body’s central nervous system, injuries to the brain or spinal cord can put an individual in grave danger. Extreme trauma to the spinal cord can result in temporary or permanent paralysis, which will affect the victim’s day-to-day life. If a negligent driver causes these injuries, they have an obligation to compensate victims for their loss of enjoyment of life, loss of daily activities, medical bills, pain management, and more.
If you are injured in a car accident, you have legal rights that you are obtained too. Don’t let the idea that it was just a “fender bender” deter you from taking legal action, especially if you have sustained injuries that affect your day-to-day activity. You could be entitled to compensation for all of your losses resulting from injury, long-term medical care, and all other costs which can be attributed to your medical diagnosis. For more information, give us a call at Mestayer Law Firm. We will be more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
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