A rear-end auto accident occurs when the front bumper of one driver’s vehicle collides with the rear bumper of another driver’s vehicle. Rear-end collisions are not only one of the most frequent types of car accidents, but also result in considerable injuries, fatalities and property damage each year.
Victims of rear-end collisions may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. There are very few cases where the driver of a vehicle that strikes another vehicle from behind is not at fault, and Avrek Law Firm’s rear-end accident attorneys are skilled in pursuing maximum compensation for victims of this type of crash.
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Rear-End Accident Statistics and Injuries
In most rear-end collisions, the driver that hits the other car from behind is determined to be at fault. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2017 report, rear-end crashes are the most frequently occurring type of collision and account for about 29% of all crashes.
The NHTSA also concludes:
- 30% of all car accident injuries and 29.7% of all car accident property damage are caused by rear-end crashes.
- Drivers under the age of 18 have the highest incidence of rear-end collisions followed by drivers between the ages of 18 and 24.
- Males cause about 60% of rear-end crashes.
Occupants of the vehicle that gets rear-ended are at the greatest risk of suffering whiplash, which can damage neck muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as spinal disks. Whiplash injuries can cause many health problems, including:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders
- Jaw pain
- Back pain
- Arm pain and weakness
- Visual disturbances
- Ringing in the ears
Critical cases of whiplash can even lead to whiplash associated disorders, which are characterized by alterations in the sensory and motor systems and can lead to psychological distress such as depression, anger, anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance and social isolation.
Contact an Experienced Rear-End Car Accident Attorney at Avrek Law Firm
With more than 50 years of combined experience, Avrek Law Firm has successfully resolved many rear-end accident cases for our clients, which includes several multimillion-dollar settlements. If another person’s negligence caused your injuries, Avrek Law Firm’s skilled auto accident attorneys will fight to secure the compensation for your recovery. If you need a rear-end accident lawyer, call our office or complete the online form today for a free case evaluation!