Known to be the most common type of auto accident, rear-end collisions can occur in a number of ways. Driver inattention, a vehicle following too closely, or areas of dense traffic are all likely situations that may result in a rear-end accident.
If you or someone you love was injured in an Illinois or Missouri rear-end collision because of another driver’s negligent behavior, you may be eligible for compensation based on the pain and suffering you experienced from your injuries. The physical harm that can come to the victims of rear-end accidents can be devastatingly life altering, or it can be fatal.
At the law offices of the Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we understand that the emotional and mental distress that car accident victims can experience sometimes lasts for years, preventing the victims of the accident from living a life unhindered by their trauma.
We believe that the reckless actions of the individual who caused your action should be accounted for, which is why we always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation our clients are entitled to.
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Common Rear-End Collision Injuries
According to the statistics from IDOT’s 2011 report, 48 individuals died as a result of their rear-end collision, and over 24,000 experienced some form of injury. Most of the time, a rear-end crash will result in property damage, but when injuries happen, they can be devastating.
Some of the most common injuries associated with rear-end collisions are:
…and many others.
By their nature, rear-end accidents often take place while one car is moving and another is motionless. This type of impact can do serious damage to the neck and spine because of the quick, jerking movement it forces head to make.
Because of this, whiplash is very frequently reported as leading injury among those involved in rear-end collisions. Wrist fractures or sprains are also common as most accident victims are inclined to reach out in front of them in an attempt to stop their forward motion.
Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions
The most effective way to avoid a rear-end collision is by utilizing defensive driving tactics however this is not a fail-safe method. The negligence of other drivers can be impossible to predict at times, and unfortunately careless behavior plays a major role in causing rear-end collisions.
Some of the most common causes include:
Of course, the specifics of each incident will vary from crash to crash, but the aforementioned causes have shown over and over again to be contributing factors in rear-end collisions across Illinois and the United States as a whole.
Seeking medical attention immediately following a crash is advised, but if your injuries are severe, contacting a car accident law firm can help get you back on your feet and hold the negligent parties responsible.
Accident Victim? Contact Our Rear-End Crash Attorneys
At Tapella & Eberspacher we can help you fight for the justice you deserve. With years of experience in auto accident litigation, our team of compassionate and intelligent lawyers can help guide you through what can be a frustrating and frightening experience.
For more than a decade we have been representing accident injury victims throughout the Southern Illinois area and can help you or your loves ones who have been hurt in an accident. We have several offices located in Illinois and are proud to serve the following areas:
- St. Louis
- …and many more local neighborhoods.
Contact us at (855) 522-5291 to find out how we can help you fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve.