According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions make up approximately 28% of all annual car accidents throughout the United States. Rear-end collisions often result in serious injuries due to the fact that the passengers in the vehicle that is rear-ended rarely have time to brace for the collision. In many cases, rear-end collisions are strictly the result of negligent driving. If you or a family member are injured in a car accident caused by negligence, you are entitled to significant injury compensation.
Rear-End Collision Injuries
In the United States, roughly 2.5 million rear-end collisions occur each year, making rear-end collisions the most common car accident nationwide. Approximately 950,000 Americans suffer injuries in rear-end collisions, each and every year. Many of the injuries suffered in rear-end collisions, such as broken wrists, ribs, and knee injuries are common in all car accidents, but other injuries are more likely to occur in rear-end collisions. Injuries to the spine and back are increasingly common in rear-end collisions.
Serious injuries to the spine can cause significant nerve damage, loss of motor function, and even paralysis. Some spinal injuries such as whiplash can come with life-changing ramifications, but are notorious for delayed symptoms. Even if you have minor back or neck pain after a rear-end collision, it is wise to seek out medical attention and speak with a legal professional. Traumatic brain injuries are also increasingly common in rear-end collisions due to a passenger’s inability to brace for the collision.
Negligence Leading to Rear-End Collisions
Those injured in rear-end collisions can be entitled to significant personal injury claims due to the negligence of the other driver involved in the accident. According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vast majority of rear-end collisions are caused by negligence. Distracted driving such as texting and driving is one of the primary causes of rear-end collisions, while other forms of negligence such as following too closely, driving at reckless speeds, and erratic lane changes can also cause these collisions. If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, your attorney can work to secure witness testimony or traffic surveillance to showcase the negligent actions that lead to the collision.
Contact an Aurora Car Accident Lawyer
At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., our firm is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the injury compensation they deserve in the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision. Serious car accidents can cause vehicular damage, and result in significant medical expenses. You and your family deserve an attorney that will do everything in their power to secure fair injury compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled Kane County personal injury attorney, contact us today at 630-907-0909.