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Rear-End Collisions

Causes of Rear-End Accidents in Farmington Hills

Many different things could result in a rear-end collision, which is when one vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle. Distracted drivers are responsible for most rear-end accidents when they fail to stop behind another stationary vehicle. Texting while driving or talking on a phone is also another regular cause of distracted driving and consequent crashes.

Other causes include brake failure or other defective products, tired drivers, and drunk drivers. The consequent car accident injuries can be severe, such as whiplash, brain injury or broken bones. If you have been rear-ended by a negligent driver, don't get stuck with the bill. Call Abrahams Law today to find out how a top car accident lawyer could help.

What common injuries could be sustained from a rear-end collision?

After being rear-ended by another vehicle, you might not think you have incurred any injuries because your body has no major discomfort. Many injuries, however, cannot be felt immediately after a car accident because of the body's increased adrenaline production. It is important that you visit your local doctor to assess any potential bodily damage as soon as possible after a car collision. Here are five of the most common injuries that one may face after an accident:

  • Soft Tissue: Damage to the spine's soft tissue is the most common auto accident injury. It is caused by the extreme jolting of the car, which places abnormal pressure on the spine. Pain usually occurs between the shoulder blades and neck, or in the form of headaches, dizziness, and impaired vision. If you have any of these symptoms, be aware of their possible origins.

  • Broken Bones: While a broken bone may seem like a simple issue, it can lead to serious complications such as a punctured organ or an incorrectly fused bone. The result of these could be a life-long deformity, decreased functionality, and complex surgeries.

  • Herniation: Herniation occurs when the soft tissue surrounding a spinal disk becomes torn. This usually occurs in the lumbar region of the spine. As a result, a person may have severe back pains, tingling, numbness, and even paralysis. Often times, pain in other areas of the body relate to a back-injury, so be sure to have a doctor check out your back after an accident.

  • Concussion: If a person hits their head while in a rear-end collision, then it is likely that he or she may incur a concussion. Like other accidents, the effects may not be felt at first, so it is important to watch for symptoms like headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, sensitivity and lack of concentration for the next few days after an accident.

  • Brain Injury: Like a concussion, if the head hits an object such as the steering wheel or windshield, then a person might be in danger of a brain injury. Though this is less common than back and neck pain in rear-end collisions, individuals can experience trauma to their head which may result in cerebral swelling. The pressure from the swelling in the brain can cause strokes, seizures, permanent damage, and even death.

Get help from a rear-end collision lawyer at our firm!

Car accidents of any kind can be traumatizing, leaving you confused, and hesitant to hire an attorney. The truth, however, is that you need a car accident attorney in Michigan to give you the best chance of success, so don't wait. The longer you hesitate, the slimmer your chances become of winning a higher payout. At Abrahams Law, I understand the difficult times you are going through and could provide you with compassion and personal care, as well as skilled and aggressive representation in court.

You need a injury lawyer who will stop at nothing to win justice on your behalf. As a respectable AV® Rated attorney, I am capable of handling any car accident or personal injury case you may be facing. With over 20 years of experience and the distinct honor of being called a Top Lawyer in 2010, 2011 and 2013 by DBusiness Magazine, I have the accumulated knowledge and skill to provide the best possible results for your legal situation.

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