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Common Injuries in Rear-End Collisions

Car accidents affect millions of Americans each year, sometimes causing serious injuries. One of the most dangerous kinds of car accidents in which a person can be involved is that of a rear-end collision. These accidents occur when one vehicle hits another from behind, often when the vehicle in front is at a stop or coming to a stop. Generally, the car that struck the other in a rear-end accident is assumed to be at fault in these kinds of accidents. People injured in rear-end accidents can often recover for their losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Damages that may be available in a car accident case can include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and lost income. Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle collision should be certain to consult with one of our experienced Corinth personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to determine whether you have a claim.

Rear-end accidents can range from minor fender benders to more serious accidents that result in extensive damage. Likewise, the injuries that people involved in these accidents can also range from minor to severe. Sometimes, people involved in seemingly minor accidents can end up developing serious medical problems, such as chronic whiplash associated disorder. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone who has been in a rear-end accident to undergo a medical evaluation as soon as possible after the accident. Some other injures that people in rear-end accidents can sustain include the following:

  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Facial fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Bruises

Although liability is clear in most rear-end accidents, it is still important for victims to retain the services of an attorney. An attorney can make sure that your rights are protected, and also help you obtain the maximum possible recover for your injuries.

Contact a Corinth personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia