Rear End Accident Injury

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Our experienced and dedicated Grand Junction Car Accident Lawyers at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group are committed to providing compassionate and personalized representation for people who have experienced car accidents. We know that being involved in car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. We also know that insurance companies are not in business because they pay every other person that seeks to be compensated—they will always attempt to settle for the lowest dollar. We are here to ensure that the insurance companies do not take advantage of you. Here are common rear end accident injuries that we can help you get your claims:

Whiplash

Whiplash is the one of the most common types of rear-end accidents injuries. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a neck injury that results from forceful rapid back-and-forth sudden movement of the neck similar to the cracking of a whip. Whiplash is commonly referred to as neck strain or neck sprain. Most individuals with whiplash often recover after a few weeks if they follow a treatment plan that incorporates exercise and pain medication. However, whiplash may lead to long-lasting complications, including chronic pain in the neck region.

Concussion

A concussion usually occurs when a person’s brain is forced to strike the inside of the skull, subsequently injuring the tissue compression. Symptoms of a concussion do not necessarily present themselves at the scene of the accident. In fact, in most people, such symptoms often occur after a day or two and can go away within two months. However, sometimes the symptoms can persist for even a year or more.

Such symptoms include.

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of concentration
  • Loss of memory
  • Blurry vision
  • Noise sensitivity

Broken Bones

While most people with broken arms or legs often heal after a few weeks, especially after being set in a plaster cast, some broken bones can be severe in rear-end accidents. This often leads to prolonged complications such as secondary infections and injuries to internal organs. Besides, if a bone is incorrectly infused, it can result in a permanent limb deformity.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury in rear-end accidents is a sudden injury to the brain caused by a jolt or a blow to the head during the impact. During the accident, the brain is forced to crash the inside of the skull back-and-forth, causing bleeding and bruising. At first, you may appear fine; however, your condition can deteriorate rapidly. Further, the brain may undergo delayed trauma where it swells and pushes itself against the internal skull resulting in reduced flow of oxygenated blood in the brain. Brain swelling occurs gradually, and the symptom may present even after a week after the injury. This means that you must go for a checkup if you experience a rear-end accidents even if you feel fine at that instant because untreated brain damage can be fatal and costly to treat.

Facial Scarring

As much as 70% of people involved in rear-end car crashes, sustain facial injuries. An individual’s face may be lacerated by dashboard fragments or broken glass and may sustain deep cuts, soft tissue injuries, or even eye injuries that may leave permanent and ugly scars.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation

Contacting experienced and compassionate rear-end car accident lawyers can help you get back to your daily activities as soon as possible. You deserve to be fully compensated regardless of how complicated the circumstance of your rear-end accident or how bad your injuries are. If you contact us, we will strive to ensure the insurance companies do not take advantage of you.