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Addressing Rear-End Accidents: Causes and Common Injuries

 Posted on May 31, 2023 in Personal Injury

Austin Personal Injury LawyerRear-end accidents are among the most common car accidents, occurring in many different situations and for many causes. While sometimes these accidents may cause only minor damage to vehicles, other times they can result in serious consequences, causing both physical and psychological injuries. Today, we will discuss the common causes of rear-end accidents and the types of injuries that may result. Remember that as you deal with the aftermath of the car accident, it is strongly recommended that you hire a personal injury attorney to help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to as a result of the accident. 

Reasons Why Rear-End Accidents Occur

While no two car crashes are identical, here are the most common reasons why rear-end accidents happen:

  • Distracted driving – These days, so many drivers use their phones while they drive. However, phones are not the only culprit responsible for distracted driving. Changing a radio station, eating food, or even talking to another passenger can result in a distracted driving car accident. Distracted driving can result in low-speed or high-speed rear-end crashes.

  • Speeding – This is another common cause of car accidents in general, especially rear-end accidents. When drivers travel at high speeds, they may be unable to stop their vehicle in time to prevent a rear-end collision with a car in front of them. 

  • Following too closely – When drivers follow too closely behind cars, they risk not having enough time to stop their vehicle when the vehicle in front of them slows or stops suddenly. 

Common Injuries Caused by Rear-End Accidents

These accidents can cause a wide array of injuries, ranging from minor bruises to life-threatening conditions. The most common injury is whiplash, which occurs when the head is thrown forward violently and then snaps back, causing damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck. Other frequent injuries may include back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, fractures, and dislocations. Chest injuries, such as soft tissue damage or broken ribs, can also occur, especially in high-speed rear-end collisions. In some cases, the impact of a rear-end accident can be quite severe, causing catastrophic injuries or even death. Therefore, seeking medical attention following a rear-end accident is essential, even if you think your injuries are minor. 

Contact an Austin, Texas Personal Injury Attorney

Contact the experienced Midland Texas personal injury lawyers with Morales Law Office, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. for knowledgeable legal counsel. Call 512-474-2222 for a free consultation.



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