Rear End Collisions
If you have been injured in a rear end collision, you may have suffered significant injury and not even know it. Many rear end collision injuries such as whiplash may not seem severe at first, but symptoms may get worse over time or pain may become chronic.
The attorneys at the Baird Law Group focus on helping clients injured by the negligence of others. In the case of a rear end collision, the driver who caused the accident because he or she was distracted is presumed at fault. Sudden lane changes and left hand turns in front of another motorist often result in rear end collision accidents.
“Fender Bender” Injuries May Be Serious
Many clients involved in a rear end collision suffer injury due to severe impact, including:
- Whiplash injury
- Neck pain and back pain
- Shoulder injuries
- Hand or elbow injuries
- Joint issues caused by bracing for the impact
If the impact was especially powerful, you may have been hit first by the offending driver, then rammed into the back end of the car in front of you. Serious spinal cord or brain injuries may also result from a “t-bone” car accident (severe side impact).
If the airbag did not deploy, we may be able to pursue a product liability suit on your behalf. We can provide knowledgeable counsel if you were hit by an uninsured driver or in a hit and run accident.
What To Do After a Rear End Collision
We advise clients involved in a rear end collision to call the police and seek immediate medical attention. After the police investigate, contact an attorney at our firm to find out what your rights are. It is tempting to settle quickly with the insurance company, but you may not know the extent of the injuries for several months.
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If you or a family member has been involved in a rear end collision caused by a reckless driver, you have the right to pursue money damages. Contact a personal injury lawyer at the Baird Law Group today for a free initial consultation.