COMMON INJURIES IN A REAR-END COLLISION

  • Rear-End Collisions are common occurrences on our streets and highways. They seem to happen when we are least expecting them, and the injuries that accompany this type of auto accident can range from mild to catastrophic. The physical damages from these injuries may not become evident until a later date and the emotional scars from a serious rear-end collision can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can impact an individual’s life for the remainder of their life. The financial impact can be devastating as millions of dollars are spent each year on rehabilitation, medical fees and recovery.

    A rear-end accident occurs when the front bumper of one car collides with the back end of another car. While injuries are sometimes minor, low-speed collisions can be as deadly as collisions at a greater speed. Whiplash injuries are the most common rear-end accident injury because your head, neck, spine, muscles, ligaments and tendons must brace for impact in a second or two which can result in damage to the skeletal structure and nerves. Besides whiplash injuries, other common injuries include:  Read more .....