With approximately 1.7 million collisions each year, rear-end crashes are one of the most commonly experienced accidents in the United States. They cause 1, 700 deaths and as many as 500, 000 injuries each year. They can also have a long-lasting impact on the lives of victims. If you have been involved in a rear-end accident, learn how to recognize the signs for some of the most commonly experienced injuries, and how you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.
Most Common Rear-End Accident Injuries
Although the possibilities for injuries in a rear-end accident are practically endless, some injuries are more common than others. These include:
- Soft tissue injuries (sprains, bruises, strains, and lacerations);
- Whiplash (temporary or chronic); and
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs/concussions).
Initially, these may sound like temporary and minor injuries. However, each can have a lasting impact on the quality of a victim’s life. For example, traumatic brain injuries can take months or even years to heal. Some may even suffer permanent effects, like sensitivity to light or sound, that hinders their ability to work, go to school, or even enjoy everyday activities, such as reading or spending time at a computer.
Medical Treatment is Critical for Recovery
If you have been the victim of a rear-end accident, it is critical that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This is especially true if you feel disoriented, confused, or have any pain after the accident, but even in the absence of these symptoms, you should visit the doctor. This documents the accident, just in case an injury does arise or present itself later on. It also gives your doctor a chance to fully examine you for serious and potentially fatal injuries that might be suppressed by the increase of adrenaline in your body. It is also worth noting that prompt medical treatment may even improve healing time and the overall outcome of your condition.
Contacting an Experienced Green Bay Personal Injury Lawyer
All too often, accident victims attempt to file a personal injury claim on their own, only to be further victimized by the insurance company. In the business of making money – not in paying it out – insurance companies often attempt to shift as much blame to the victim as possible. If given even half the chance, they will even outright deny a claim to avoid losing money. Furthermore, insurance companies are notorious for intimidating claimants or using delay tactics to get them to settle for lesser amounts.
Do not let this happen to you! Contact Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. today and get the skilled assistance you deserve. Our Green Bay rear-end accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We defend your rights, your interest, and your future. Schedule your consultation with us today by calling 920-739-7366.