Car accident victims can experience a wide range of injuries, but certain kinds of motor vehicle accidents tend to render the same or similar types of injuries. This seems to be the case with rear-end car accidents, which are one of the most common types of car accidents in the country. Continue reading to learn what some of the most common types of rear-end car accident injuries, and what you can do to ensure you receive the full and fair settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Car Accident Injuries
Although airbags, anti-lock brake systems, rear-view cameras, blind spot detection, and other motor vehicle safety systems are always being improved in the automotive design and manufacturing industry, they are not always enough to fully protect drivers and passengers from all car accident injuries. Injuries from car accidents range from minor, such as minor stiffness and body aches, to catastrophic, such as paraplegia and death.
Rear-End Car Accidents
When one car collides into the back bumper of another car, this is known as a rear-end car accident. These accidents often happen when a vehicle is tailing another, or driving too close and because the following driver is simply not paying attention. It also frequently occurs in situations in stop-and-go traffic and traffic jams, at stop lights and stop signs, and left-turn intersections. In such cases, the drivers and passengers inside the struck vehicle are the ones who tend to experience more serious injuries.
Front seat passengers are prone to blunt force impact on the steering wheel, dashboard, windows, and windshield. These impacts can cause injuries to the face, chest, neck, knees, and more. Passengers in the backseat of a vehicle that is rear-ended can also face a long list of injuries as a result of sudden forward and backward thrusting, and impact to the headrests, windows, front seats, or other objects inside a vehicle.
Common Car Accident Injuries
One of the most common rear-end car accident injuries is whiplash, which results from a person being thrust forward and thrown backward upon impact of the rear-ending vehicle. See our blog, “What You Should Know About Whiplash Personal Injury Claims” to learn more about the onset of injuries concerning whiplash. Another common injury from rear-end accidents are dermal burns. Airbags are triggered to deploy upon a rear-end impact, thus causing front-seat passengers to experience burns from the airbag propellant.
Additional Injuries Common With Rear-Ending Accidents:
☑ Airbag Burns
☑ Stiffness and pain in Neck, Back, and Shoulders
☑ Body Aches and Pains
☑ Headaches and Migraines
☑ Orthopedic Injuries
☑ Spinal Injuries
☑ Head Injuries
☑ Brain Injuries
Onset of Injuries
Not everyone experiences symptoms of injuries immediately following a car accident. Sometimes symptoms do not appear for days, weeks, or months later. This is a medical phenomenon known as on-set of injury. See our blog, “Do Not Assume That You are Not Hurt After an Accident” to learn more. It is helpful to contact a personal injury lawyer to learn your rights to recovering damages after suffering losses following a car accident. They have the knowledge and experience to give you personalized advice for your unique case.
Were You Injured in a Rear-End Car Accident in Indiana?
Call Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to schedule a free consultation with a licensed Indianapolis car accident attorney who can determine the best strategies for your case. Not only does our law firm offer free consultations, we never collect lawyer fees unless we prevail for you! Call 317-881-2700 to get started on your financial recovery, today. We represent injured persons throughout Indiana.