One of the most common kinds of accidents are rear-end collisions. There were one-point-eight million of them in 2006 — that’s 29-percent of all the injury crashes in the United States.
Most car accidents involve vehicles traveling at a low rate of speed especially when rear-end accidents are involved. But serious injuries can occur even when the two cars involved are traveling at only five or ten miles per hour, or if one vehicle was already at a complete stop. his is especially true in the case of rear-end accidents if you’re the driver or passenger of a car that has been hit form behind.
Passengers and drivers of rear-ended cars are especially susceptible to whiplash, a specific type of injury to the neck; other injuries (like ruptured discs or sprains) may not become apparent until days or weeks after the accident. Hitting your head on a steering wheel or dash board can cause concussions, skull and facial fractures, and even traumatic brain injuries. Although air bags are intended to reduce the risk of fatal injuries, they can get off in low speed crashes and cause their own injuries including facial lacerations, concussion, or head or neck injuries.
In Massachusetts, the driver that hits another car in the rear is almost always at fault because the driver was either going too fast, did not left enough distance between their car and the car in front, or simply was not been paying attention.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are all too eager to minimize the injuries suffered by at-fault drivers in rear-end collisions, dismissing claims of whiplash or back sprains as “insurance gouging.” The personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are experienced at dealing with insurance companies, and will ensure that the injuries you sustained during a rear-end car accident are taken seriously and given the proper consideration.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced accident attorneys represent rear-end accident victims throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Boston, Taunton, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Braintree, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Duxbury, Whitman, Middleborough, Raynham, Mansfield, Avon, Canton, Stoughton.