There is nothing worse than getting into a car accident, especially with you least expect it. When it comes to a rear end collision, people rarely expect them. Sure, we know that there is a possibility of an accident each time we hit the road but we never want to have to deal with it, especially when someone else is to blame.
At the SMT Legal, we understand the dynamics that go into vehicle accidents and that there are costs beyond property damage. We know that even minor medical emergencies can add up to major medical bills. In a rear-end collision, there is a real possibility for both minor and severe injuries. When you need a Beaver County rear-end accident attorney, our team is ready to help.
What Can Happen?
Out of the more than 128,000 vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year for Pennsylvania, 28,786 of them were rear-ending collisions. Many people dismiss this type of collision as just a simple accident, but today we want to discuss the levels of severity involved.
The Fender Benders
Fender benders are a fairly common occurrence. While many people think of them just property damage only collisions, that is not the case. Fender benders are the number one cause of whiplash injuries.
Whiplash injuries are especially dangerous because people often do not begin experiencing symptoms until hours, or even days, after a car crash. In any collision, it is wise to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only can it be a preventative measure, but it shows the insurance companies that you were diligent and we under the care of a doctor the entire time.
Major Rear-End Collisions
Read end collisions that happen at high speeds, or with heavier vehicles, can cause severe traumatic injuries. Consider the following:
- Getting rear-ended by larger trucks, semi-trucks, or any other heavy vehicle.
- Getting rear-ended by a driver who was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to notice vehicles in front of them.
In these instances, you will often sustain multiple impacts if your vehicle is propelled forward into other vehicles. The injuries that result often include:
- Spinal cord injuries (possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Multiple organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Broken and dislocated bones
- And more
These collisions often occur due to distracted or impaired drivers.
What Are Your Options?
You do have options and you can get the ball rolling by seeking legal assistance when someone else’s negligence has caused your accident. The qualified and experienced team at the SMT Legal is ready to step in and fight for fair compensation for your accident-related expenses. We know that you will have more than just property damage to contend with, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Emotional damages
- And more