Every single day, car accidents occur across the country. Typically, these accidents are not too severe — though fatal incidents do happen. Most often, rear-end collisions are the name of the game. It takes just one driver who isn’t paying attention to cause a wreck. From there, it’s a matter of handling the insurance, seeking medical care, and dealing with reports. It seems like a lot of work, and some drivers have no intention of tackling the job. Don’t let this put you off! You can’t afford to let a rear-end accident slide.
A rear-end accident occurs when a driver’s brakes fail, or perhaps a distracted driver simply followed the lead car too closely. In any case, these collisions occur on a daily basis. Depending on the roadway, such accidents can cause lifelong injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal injuries, soft-tissue damage, and fractures.
If you’re involved in such an incident, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance. No matter the scope of the accident, you need to have someone on your side who knows the legal system. Never overestimate another driver. First and foremost, they’ll look out for themselves and their own property — not you and yours.
Impact of Rear-End Collisions
With any type of accident comes responsibility. Chances are someone is at fault for the incident. An incident which, most likely, resulted in an injury. No matter how large or small your injury may be, it’s important to seek medical attention.
These are the most common injuries in rear-end crashes:
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain trauma
Death, while not impossible, is rare in a rear-end accident.
If you’ve been involved in a rear-end collision, contact The Durham Firm by calling (214) 222-4000. When you need us, we’re here to help!