One of the most common kinds of car accidents in the Dallas area is a rear-end accident. These are often minor with little damage to either vehicle or occupant. In many cases, the simple exchange of information in the event of vehicle damage will suffice.
Unfortunately, there are some rear-end accidents in which the occupants are seriously injured. Even a minor accident can cause serious personal injury. If a vehicle is stopped at a light or a stop sign, and the person driving the vehicle behind them is distracted or not paying attention and hits the stopped car without slowing down, the car accident can become a major one with life-altering implications.
The most common personal injury suffered in rear-end accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is the common name given to a neck or back injury suffered when the ligaments, soft tissue, and vertebrae are rocked forward and backward with significant force. As with most rear-end accidents, most whiplash injuries are minor and the sufferer is fine after a few days.
However, back and neck injuries can be very serious, causing you to miss weeks of work, the feeling of pins and needles down your arms, headaches, and more. These symptoms can last a lifetime and cause the victim to have to give up their job, as well as be stuck with very large medical bills.
Rear-end accidents can also cause traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, facial injuries, and more.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a rear-end accident in the Dallas, Texas area, or anywhere else in the state of Texas, please contact Polewski Law, P.C. to speak with one of our experienced car accident attorneys today.