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Dallas Rear End Accident Attorney

The last thing anybody expects when they are driving down the roadway is that they will be involved in a rear-end collision. However, these incidents are common and can lead to major injuries and property damage. At the Law Office Of Julie Johnson, we are dedicated to helping clients obtain the compensation they are entitled to. Our car crash attorneys Dallas will investigate every aspect of your case in order to get you back on your feet.

Rear-end collisions can be devastating

When many people think of rear-end collisions, they think of “fender benders.” However, the term “fender bender” is misleading in these cases because it implies a less serious accident. The reality is that many rear-end collisions cause significant injuries and property damage.

Rear-end collisions are usually going to be the fault of the person who strikes the rear of the other vehicle. The contributing factor to these cases is often a vehicle following another vehicle too closely. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), other contributing factors for rear-end collisions includes the following:

  • Speeding
  • Heavy traffic
  • Road rage
  • Mechanical failure
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving while impaired
  • Distracted driving

What are the common rear-end collision injuries?

Perhaps the most common injury caused by a rear-end collision is whiplash, an injury that occurs when the head and neck is whipped forwards and backward rapidly and with force due to a collision. However, other injuries can occur in rear-end collisions, including:

  • Concussions
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Disc herniation in the spine
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding

The higher the speed at the time of an impact, the more severe the injuries are likely to be. In severe rear-end collision cases, victims can sustain traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. Each of these injuries can lead to long recovery times and major medical expenses for victims of a Dallas rear-end collision.

During the latest reporting year in Dallas, there were more than 249,000 total injuries caused by traffic collisions. Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of traffic accidents that occur on Dallas roadways, and they must be taken seriously. Drivers involved in these incidents must seek medical care as soon as possible, even if they do not feel much pain after a crash. Many signs and symptoms of rear-end collision injuries do not appear until hours or even days after a crash.

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