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What You Should Know About Rear-End Auto Accidents

By Sean Burke on January 30, 2014

What You Should Know About Rear-End Auto AccidentsAuto accidents of all kinds need to be taken very seriously. That's why it's so important that you speak with a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision. A legal expert will be able to help you during your time of legal need.

One kind of auto accident that can prove especially serious is the rear-end auto accident. Our team would like to take a few moments right now to look at these kinds of accidents and what we can do to help clients who were victims of such incidents.

About Rear-End Auto Accidents

Rear-end auto accidents refer to any kind of motor vehicle collision in which a vehicle is struck from behind. This could occur between to moving vehicles, or it can also involve one vehicle that is stopped and another that is in motion. The latter instance involving a stationary vehicle and a moving vehicle tends to result in more serious injuries given the sudden jarring involved in the stationary vehicle.

Common Causes of Rear-End Auto Accidents

The most common causes of rear-end auto accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Poor brakes
  • Poor road conditions
  • Poor weather conditions

Injuries Sustained During Rear-End Auto Accidents

In addition to contusions, broken bones, and lacerations, one of the most common injuries experienced in rear-end auto accidents is whiplash, which refers to various disorders affecting the neck. If you or a loved one has been injured in any fashion during a motor vehicle collision, it's important that you consult with an auto accident lawyer to learn about all of your legal options.

What You Should Know About Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is a colloquial term that applies to any injuries caused by the overextension of the neck due to sudden acceleration and deceleration. This could affect the nerves, muscle, or cervical vertebrae (the bones of the neck), resulting limited range of motion, pain and soreness in the neck, and severe headaches.

Sometimes these kinds of injuries aren't detected until days after the accident has occurred. It's important to note any neck pain, soreness in the shoulders, changes in feeling in the arms, pins and needles sensations in the extremities, and so forth after a rear-end injury has occurred.

Helping You with Your Legal Matters

Following a rear-end auto accident, it's important that you seek legal help as soon as possible. Teaming with our lawyers will help you get the legal help that you deserve to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable.

Our attorneys will fight diligently to ensure that you receive compensation to cover medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, physical rehabilitation, and much more. If the rear-end accident was caused by poor brakes, we can seek compensation from the makers of the vehicle or the makers of the brake pads as they should be held responsible for creating dangerous goods.

Learn More About Auto Accident Litigation

For more information about rear-end auto accidents and other serious matters related to motor vehicle collisions, be sure to contact an Orange County personal injury attorney today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve just compensation for any losses or hardships sustained.

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