Recovering From A Rear-End Auto Accident
Rear-end car accidents can have devastating effects. According to the National Safety Council, over 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported every year, making them one of the most likely forms of a car accident.
When these accidents occur, the Montana law firm of Ramler Law Office, P.C., can help you secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We know what the consequences of these accidents are, and how to secure fair compensation for them.
The Reality Of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end accidents, or “whiplash accidents,” result in a whiplash injury for the driver, often causing neck and nerve damage. About 20 percent of people involved in rear-end collisions exhibit symptoms of whiplash. Rear-end collisions account for more than one-third of all traffic accidents and 12 of all multivehicle traffic fatalities, with commercial trucks are the cause of nearly 40 percent of all fatal rear-end collisions.
A rear-end collision occurs whenever a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. Most frequently, these happen at intersections, railroad crossings and stop signs. Serious injuries can occur to either or both the passengers or drivers in either vehicle, whether or not the vehicle rear-ended is stopped or moving.
Common Consequences Of These Crashes
The types of injuries one can sustain in a rear-end collision vary. Most frequently we encounter clients who have sustained a soft tissue or whiplash injury from a rear-ender. These occur when the cervical or neck vertebra snaps forward and then violently back, creating permanent disc or soft tissue damage. MRIs and CT scans are required to diagnose most of these types of disc injuries. Our office works closely with competent and experienced orthopedic and trauma experts to understand the mechanism of these injuries and present the most compelling evidence to resolve the claim or present the facts to a jury.
In addition to soft tissue damage, other common rear-end injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle and knee, head injuries sustained from airbag deployment, traumatic brain injuries and burns.
Who Is Liable For The Costs?
Determining who is at fault is important in any type of car, truck or motorcycle accident. Our Bozeman rear-end traffic accident attorney is experienced in investigating and often recreating how these types of traffic accidents occur. When necessary, we utilize accident reconstruction experts and traffic engineers to create computer animated recreations of accidents.
In a rear-end accident, any party can make a claim for injuries against the party that is at fault. This includes the driver and passengers in either of both vehicles.
Let A Lawyer Maximize Your Compensation
If you have been involved in a rear-end car or truck accident, either as a driver or passenger, please contact our experienced personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. We can help you evaluate your legal options. Richard Ramler has over 35 years of experience in handling and investigating rear-end accidents cases and can help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve.