If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident, you should seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Serious injuries are often associated with this type of accident, and even if not life threatening, they often times are life altering. Not only do you have to deal with the medical issues, but also long term, if not permanent lost wages.
Below is a video showing a recreation of a very serious rear-end auto collision.
Video provided courtesy of Accident Injury Centers of Atlanta
When you are struck from behind while operating a motor vehicle, the trauma caused by the sudden impact can lead to serious injury. Typically known as “whiplash,” the sudden snapping of your head or upper torso can often result in the following types of injuries :
1. Extreme pain
2. Torn Muscles and Muscle Spasms
3. Damage to ligaments and tendons
4. Neck and Upper Back Injuries (Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Herniated Disc)
There are many other types of injuries that often occur in whiplash accidents, including whiplash-associated disorders (WAD).
In addition to physical injuries, victims often experience great pain and mental anguish, loss of large sums of money because of the inability to pursue normal employment and incurred medical costs.
If you are a victim or a family member of a loved one who has been affected, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible, after the accident. Our team of experienced auto accident attorney’s will offer you a free case consultation, and aggressively pursue your case to ensure that you receive all the benefits you deserve.