Rear-end collisions and the threat of whiplash injuries

Car accidents happen on Florida roads each and every day. Many collisions happen because drivers are too distracted to pay attention to what is happening around them. When a driver is looking at their cell phone, typing a text, or changing their music playlist, they may miss the presence of other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians near them.

One common form of car accident is the rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions occur when drivers crash into the backs of the vehicles in front of them. Rear-end collisions can cause significant property damage to the vehicles involved and can leave victims with serious and painful injuries.

Whiplash is a common form of injury that can result from a rear-end collision. Whiplash happens when a victim’s head is thrown forward and backward, causing stress and strain to their neck. When a victim suffers a whiplash injury, they may experience pain, stiffness, reduced mobility, and a host of other difficult symptoms until they recover.

After a serious rear-end collision, a victim should be assessed for a whiplash injury or other injuries that may affect their immediate and long-term health. They may be referred to specialists for treatment and may be forced to take time off work to allow their injuries to heal. As they amass losses, a victim may worry about their future. A personal injury attorney can help them get answers to their legal questions and help with their concerns about becoming whole once again. An attorney can also help them file a claim against the person responsible for their accident, so they can recover compensation for the damages they suffered.

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Imagine you are driving along minding your own business when a semi hits a median after crossing three lanes of traffic, blocking your lane. Unable to stop in time, you strike the truck’s cab with your much smaller vehicle. We don’t have to imagine that scenario because one of our clients lived it. Though he was unable to walk away from the crash without injury, we were able to help him walk away from the incident with a settlement that will make things easier for him and his family.