Rear-end collisions are extremely common in Fresno, simply due to the high number of drivers who commute on our roads every day. Even at very low speeds, the passengers in either car involved in a rear-end collision may suffer significant injuries such as severe whiplash, seatbelt injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Unfortunately, many rear-end crashes in Fresno may happen because one of the drivers is texting while driving, and either needs to stop short and causes the driver behind them to hit them, or do not realize that the car in front of them has come to a stop or a slowdown and smashes into them.
Regardless of how your to rear-end crash happened, if it was not your fault then you are likely entitled to seek financial compensation from the other driver and/or their insurance company in the form of a personal injury lawsuit or negotiation and settlement in order to clearly address all of your unnecessary sufferings. Contact the team at Grossman Law Offices as soon as possible to take advantage of our free initial consultation, where you will be able to discuss the nature of your accident, the injuries you have suffered, the impact that they have had on your life, and learn more from our team about how we can help you navigate this complicated and frustrating process.
Read more below about some general information regarding rear-end collisions in Fresno and how Grossman Law Offices can help, but contact us now to get answers to your specific questions and learn about how we can help create a custom case for your unique circumstances.
Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision
No two accidents are alike, and because of the differences in vehicle sizes, speeds, geography, number of passengers, and many other variables each go into an accident and has their own individual impact, there is no “one size fits all” approach to a rear-end crash. However, here are some common injuries that we help clients seek damages after being involved in a rear-end collision:
Whiplash is extremely common in these types of accidents, and for good reason: whiplash happens when a victim’s head is jerked forward, down, and then back in one rapid motion. This “S” motion causes the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and disks in the neck and spine to compress and then stretch, which causes serious damage. This type of injury can take place even at extremely low speeds, so it is not surprising if you suffer whiplash in an accident that otherwise has few injuries or property damage.
A hematoma is a general term for pooled blood in the body in an area that it should not be, typically outside of the blood vessels. They typically happen after an impact that causes damage to the blood vessels, which are ruptured or otherwise punctured, and the blood freely flows out and into the surrounding area of the body. They can be very painful for a victim and require medical attention to ensure that there is no further damage to the area.
While seatbelts are undeniably an extremely important safety mechanism in modern cars, they can also cause their own injuries when a victim is propelled forward rapidly against the static belt, and suffer from friction burns, broken bones, bruising, or other complications. Although it can be argued that the injuries would have likely been much worse if it were not for the seatbelt, this still does not mean that a victim should have to endure their injuries without compensation.
Concussions are just one type of traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a sudden impact to the head which causes the brain to rattle in the skull and does temporary damage to the brain tissues. Concussions can range from mild to severe, and the symptoms can include things like loss of consciousness, memory problems, headaches, irritability, mood changes, depression, and confusion. There are many more symptoms for concussions as well, and they must be treated seriously and with medical attention to avoid any further complications.
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Do not wait any longer to speak with a personal injury attorney in Fresno about your car accident and subsequent injuries. The sooner we begin working on the case, the more time we will have to handle negotiations with the insurance company, gather information about the extent of your injuries and the associated costs, and ultimately have more time to build a strong case for you.