A rear end crash is the most common type of accident in the US and the injuries sustained from them can result in thousands of dollars of damages. This accident happens when a vehicle crashes head on with the back end of another vehicle. It is also commonly called a ‘fender bender’ and it can result in the following injuries:
Injury to the soft tissue
Considered to be one of the most common auto accident injuries, these occur when the soft tissue of the spine is injured due to a jolt. This kind of injury is the result of extreme trauma. Even though our bodies can handle slightly abnormal movements, if the head snaps forward and back due to a rear end crash it can place immense pressure on the spine thus causing damage.
The main symptoms of these types of collisions include neck in the back, shoulder blades, dizziness and sometimes vision issues. You might not feel the pain immediately after the accident because of the adrenaline rushing through your system but you might after a couple of weeks. These can be quite painful too so you need to get medical aid as soon as possible.
Herniation of the disk
This happens when the fiber surrounding a disk tears and it is a common injury in serious rear end crash. This usually occur in the lumbar region and it can cause severe back pain, tingling and numbness. It can also lead to paralysis if the herniation is not treated on time. If the injury is not as severe though, you might not experience any of those symptoms at all.
However, the pain might not originate in the back at all. It can manifest in the legs, feet and knees. You might not know that they are linked to the back but your doctor will. So if you are ever in a rear end crash accident, the first thing you should do is consult your physician.
This is one of the most common injuries cited after a rear end crash. The violent head jerks caused by this accident can damage the soft tissue of the spine which results in whiplash. However, the extent of the damage can vary from accident to accident. Some injuries can require intensive medical aid than others and especially in those in which the victim could not brace for impact.
If the victim is caught unawares the muscles are in a relaxed state which allow the head and the neck to rock back and forth more forcefully than if they were contracted. This increases the chances of more serious injuries as well which might not be noticeable immediately either. It might take days or even weeks for the injuries to manifest.
Rear end crash | Attorney Javier Marcos
If you have been in a rear end crash and the driver was at fault, allow Attorney Javier Marcos to help you with your case. We are personal injury attorneys and we can ensure you recover all of the damages sustained. This includes damages sustained by your vehicle which the guilty party has to pay for. Call 24 hrs 713.999.4444.