When you think of serious car accidents, you may imagine vehicles running into each other head-on or when one car runs through a red light colliding with another vehicle.
However, you may not realize that rear-end collisions can be extremely severe and cause serious injuries. Find out about some of the most common possible injuries in a rear-end collision here.
Back or neck injuries
The most common and well-known injury that can occur in a rear-end collision is whiplash. This occurs when your head moves forward and backward quickly. It can tear and damage the muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues in your neck and upper back, causing pain and discomfort.
Like whiplash, a concussion can occur when your head is jolted quickly forward and backward. Concussions may also occur if you hit your head on the steering wheel or another object inside your vehicle when the accident occurs. Any forceful, sudden movement like this may cause your brain to move inside your skull, which can cause a concussion or more serious TBI.
Wrist or arm injuries
If you see the car behind you about to collide with your vehicle, you may try to brace yourself by tightening your grip on the steering wheel. When this happens, the force of the impact may cause you to break or fracture your wrists or arms because of their position.
Understanding the real dangers of rear-end collisions
While some people may believe that rear-end collisions aren’t as serious as other types of accidents, as you can see from the information here, that’s not the case. You can suffer serious injuries that can result in long-term pain. Because of this, you should make sure that you seek medical attention to document what happened and help prove that you deserve compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party.
If you’ve been injured in a wreck, don’t trust the insurance companies with your future. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. Call 912-289-0640 or send an email today to Steven L. Morgan, P.C..