Rear-end collisions are some of the most upsetting because there is little that you can do to stop others from hitting you from behind. You may not see them coming, and you may not have room to maneuver out of the way even if you do.
Rear-end collisions are caused by all kinds of different behaviors. Some are a result of drivers getting distracted by texting or talking on the phone, so they don’t notice vehicles slowing down ahead of them. Others are caused by drivers who are speeding and who can’t stop quickly enough when a sudden stop is required.
What kinds of injuries could you suffer in a rear-end crash?
There are many kinds of injuries that you could suffer if you’re involved in a crash, such as:
- Whiplash, where your head and neck is thrown forward and back violently.
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
The sudden impact in a rear-end crash can be devastating to the people inside your vehicle. If you’re hit, remember to call 911 and to ask the emergency team to come to your location as soon as possible.
What kinds of compensation can you get after a crash?
After a crash, you may be able to get a few kinds of compensation. You can seek out economic damages, which are actual financial losses you’ve suffered. You can also seek out noneconomic damages, like compensation for pain and suffering.
If you decide that you would like to make a claim against the other party, keep all your receipts as well as your medical records and other notes about the collision. The more evidence you have about your injuries, the better it is for your case. Your attorney will help organize these documents and negotiate with the other party’s insurance or, if you go to court, present those items as evidence to the court.
You deserve support after an auto collision
No matter what the reason is, if you’re hit by another party, you deserve the opportunity to make a claim against them. You could have serious injuries as a result of the rear-end crash, and they should be held accountable if they were driving in a negligent or dangerous manner.