Rear-End Accidents

Protecting Fort Worth Car Accident Victims

Rear end collisions can be serious. Many occur at low speeds and cause little damage, but when these types of accidents happen at higher speeds, the results of the collision can be deadly. Accidents involving a stopped car can give other drivers little time to react before hitting the stopped vehicle.

Negligent drivers can cause rear-end accidents easily. Examples of negligent behavior that can cause rear-end accidents can include:

  • Aggressive driving, such as speeding, tailgating, and cutting other cars off
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Trying to speed through yellow lights
  • Distracted driving, such as texting, eating, and reading
  • Driving while drowsy

Types of Injuries Common in Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents can cause severe injuries, especially when speed differences between the cars occurs. These injuries can require extensive treatment, including surgeries, hospitalization, and rehabilitation.

Injuries that commonly occur in rear-end accidents are:

  • Broken facial bones
  • Tooth damage
  • Whiplash, Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) or other neck and back injuries
  • Crushed limbs
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Deep bruising and contusions
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Road rash or serious burns

The Costs of a Rear-End Accident

Due to the extensive trauma a rear-end accident can cause, many victims of these accidents can face high medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. It is important that those injured by rear-end accidents seek qualified legal advocacy from a car accident attorney to help with their claim. Severe car accidents can be life-changing in many ways.

Treatment and recovery for a rear-end accident can be extremely expensive. Many victims require multiple life-saving or reconstructive surgeries, medical equipment, medications, assistive care, lengthy hospitalizations, and other expenses. Without compensation, medical bills can cause serious financial distress for individuals injured in car accidents.

A victim of a rear-end accident may become temporarily or permanently disabled by their injuries, and can be faced with changes to their lifestyle to accommodate their disabilities. They may have to move homes or retrofit their home to make it accessible. Transportation and independent living can also be difficult for those disabled by a car accident. Individuals who have been disabled by an accident also may be unable to return to work, may require extended leave, or may not be able to work in the same capacity as before.

Future income can be affected by injuries, and victims can also lose wages while they are recovering from their injuries. Combined with expensive medical bills, the cost of disability, medication expenses, and other necessary expenses, lost wages and income can heavily affect the families of injured individuals.

While the physical and financial impacts of an accident can easily be documented, it is equally important to account for the emotional damages that car accidents cause. Anxiety, depression, emotional pain, reduced quality of life, and a lessened enjoyment of activities can occur following an accident. TBIs may cause mood or personality changes that can be difficult to deal with as well. An experienced car accident lawyer will ensure that your emotional pain is also figured into your settlement.

Representation You Can Trust

The expenses of your accident can be crushing, and without compensation, you may be unable to cover all your bills. Our team of seasoned attorneys can fight to obtain the highest amount of compensation for your injuries. We believe in diligent preparation for all cases, and we will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident.

TheLaw Office of James M. Stanley has over 35 years of experience defending the rights of our injured clients. We will work to ensure you receive the highest settlement we can obtain on your behalf.

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