The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that among the six million car accidents that occur each year in the United States, over 40% of these accidents are rear-end collisions. Although many read-end auto accidents are minor, others can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries.
A rear-end collision occurs when the front of a vehicle strikes the rear of a vehicle traveling in front of it. While rear-end collisions frequently involve only two vehicles, rear-end accidents can sometimes involve multiple vehicles. Some of the most common causes of rear-end collisions include:
Unfortunately, rear-end accidents happen quite often, and the resulting property damage and physical injuries can be severe.
Rear-end collisions frequently result in property damage to vehicles as well as injuries to the vehicles’ occupants. The damage that occurs depends on several factors including the types of vehicles involved and the speed at which they were traveling at the time of the collision. Sometimes, damage to vehicles might not appear to be substantial, but on closer inspection, it is quite serious.
In order to increase your chances of receiving compensation after your rear-end accident, it is important to document the damage immediately following the collision with your smartphone’s camera.
While some rear-end accidents result in no injuries at all, more serious rear-end collisions frequently result in one of several common types of injuries that can significantly impact an accident victim’s life.
Some of the most common types of injuries that victims face as a result of rear-end collisions include:
While rear-end collisions can occur suddenly, they can leave you facing a number of serious complications including life-changing injuries and large medical bills. Contact an experienced car accident attorney at Kruger & Hodges today for assistance.