"Rear-enders" are the most common of all car-to-car accidents, and with more people texting and eating and adjusting the car stereo than ever, these collisions are increasing.
The big problem with rear-enders is that they are unexpected. They often happen at intersections, where the car in front is waiting for the light. Because the person in the car behind is not paying attention, he or she can also be hurt. But the people in the front car are the most susceptible to injury.
These are the most frequent injuries in rear-end collisions:
The most common rear-end collision injury is the first listed: whiplash, a real condition that is no joke to those who struggle with it. Whiplash happens when the muscles and ligaments of the neck are pushed beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash can damage bones, disks, muscles and tendons. Pain may extend to the shoulders and arms.
Many people try to shrug off the condition, to save on doctor's bills. But soft tissue injuries like whiplash can worsen over time, and then the problems and the cost of care mushroom.
At Eliot Reiner, A Professional Law Corporation, our lawyers have extensive experience with rear-end collisions and injuries like whiplash, and we work to collect maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered.