Types of Car Accidents: Rear-End Collisions

rear end collisionsIn terms of automobile accidents, rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of collisions.

Typically, they tend to result in less physical damage and personal injury when compared to other forms of collisions, but there are, of course, always exceptions. Even a relatively minor collision has the potential to result in significant damage.

A rear-end collision is a type of automobile crash where one vehicle crashes into the rear of the vehicle in front of it. Common factors resulting in rear-end collisions include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driver inattention
  • Panic stops
  • Tailgating
  • Reduced traction due to weather
  • Reduced traction due to worn pavement

A rear-end collision usually occurs as the result rapid or sudden deceleration on the part of the forward vehicle. This deceleration can be the result of:

  • A traffic signal change
  • Rapid deceleration of another vehicle
  • Sudden stop of another vehicle
  • Inattention or distraction of driver
  • Panic stop made by driver

Medical Concerns Related to Rear-End Collisions

The most common injury resulting from a rear-end collision is whiplash, a catch-all term for a variety of neck injuries. In 2012, there were over 500,000 whiplash claims in the US alone. For collisions occurring at high speed, victims are at risk of herniation, death, and a long list of permanent injuries.

It is important to remember that health should always be your primary concern after an accident. Focus on having your immediate medical needs met first and refrain from worrying about the financial consequences until later.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk’s experienced automobile accident attorneys may be able to help you take care of the financial considerations. You just focus on what’s most important: your health.

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Liability For Rear-End Collisions

For the purpose of policing and civil suits, the liability in a rear-end collision almost always falls on the part of the driver who rear-ends the forward vehicle. If you have been injured as the result of a driver rear-ending your vehicle, you may deserve to be compensated.

Give our Tampa car collision attorneys a call today. Even the simplest accidents can result in complicated personal injury claims. You may need an experienced attorney on your team.

All of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk’s legal services are performed on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid for any costs or fees unless we win. You have nothing to lose.

Other Types Of Collisions

Other types of automobile collisions include:

  • Head on accidents
  • Intersection accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Hit and run

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk’s experienced lawyers handle a wide variety of accident claims. Contact us today so we can help you get the compensation you deserve after you have been injured.

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Our Tampa car accident attorneys offer a 100% FREE consultation to anyone who has been in an accident. With 30 years of experience, assisting over 20,000 injury victims just like you, we are more than familiar with the path to financial recovery. If you’ve been in an accident, give us a call today at 1-800-753-5203.