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Rear-End Collisions

Whenever you get behind the wheel to drive, you follow all the rules. In fact, you can barely remember the last time you were in a car accident. Then one day, you’re suddenly involved in one. Unfortunately, bad things happen to good drivers, especially when they suffer from accident related injuries.

Injuries caused by a car accidents can have a serious impact on your life financially and physically. At Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC, we are persistent at pursuing the compensation our clients need to cover medical bills and other expenses, caused by auto accidents.

Causes of Rear-End Collisions
  • Texting
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Driver fatigue
  • Road rage
  • Brake failure

Another common cause of a rear-end collision includes negligence while driving. For example, a person who fails to obey traffic lights and road signs. A rear-end collision can even happen to a parked vehicle in a parking lot.

Common Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions?

There are approximately 1.7 million car collisions in United States annually. Around 500,000 people are injured and 17,000 people die, according to The Washington Post. Here are the most common injuries associated with rear-end collisions.

Seat Belt Injuries


Trauma caused by wearing a seatbelt in a car accident may include muscle pain, bulged discs or a herniated disc. Other injuries may include arm, wrist and hand pain.

Head Injury


Head injuries can be severe in a rear-end collision. Common head injuries include bruising, lacerations and loss of consciousness. A person can suffer from head injuries even if a vehicle’s airbag is deployed.

Whiplash


Whiplash is one of the most severe injuries a passenger and driver can experience, when a vehicle is rear-ended. This kind of accident injury happens when a person’s head moves backward and then forward with great force. A whiplash injury involves injury to the curvature and spine. The most common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, dizziness and headaches.

Brain Injury


Brain injury is a very common injury in rear-end collisions. When many people think of a brain injury victim, they assume a person must be unconscious. A person can have a brain injury and actually walk away from an auto accident in one piece. Some brain injuries do not happen immediately after impact, it could take a couple of hours before a person notices any symptoms.

If you or a loved one are suffering from brain injury, it’s imperative that you consult with your doctor or emergency services. Common brain injury symptoms include: a headache, confusion and/or nausea. These symptoms should not be ignored because they can be life-threatening.

Vehicle Damage

When a vehicle is rear/ended, in a collision, it can cause damage to the mechanics of the car as well as the body of the vehicle. Vehicles that have rear wheel drive can experience damage to the transmission. If your vehicle has been damaged in an auto collision you may be able collect money for damages.

If you’ve been injured in a rear-end collision in New Hampshire or in Nashua, due to someone else’s negligence, you can get the advice you need. To discuss your legal alternatives, contact us or give us a call today at: 603.548.3797.

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