Some of the worst injuries that occur in car crashes occur during rear-end accidents. A lawsuit detailed in the Southeast Texas Record demonstrates this.
The victim in this lawsuit alleges that he suffered injuries that affected his shoulders, his back and his upper extremities due to the crash he lawsuit seeks damages for these injuries, as well as mental anguish and pain and suffering.
These injuries can be devastating. When your neck is injured, it can make it impossible to work and, in some cases, the injuries are bad enough that even sleeping and eating can be difficult. If you happen to work behind a desk, as many people do these days, having your arms injured may mean that you cannot type until the injuries are healed and that may mean lost wages.
The medical expenses that result from these injuries are not always apparent right after the crash. For instance, it may take a lot of physical therapy to get over an injured neck and to restore proper function. Even if you’re fortunate enough to have health insurance, the costs of such therapies can be very expensive and may add to the hardship that you suffer.
Property loss is also something that has to be considered. Even at a slow speed, a rear-end collision can effectively crumple the back of a car, totaling it out and causing you to have to purchase a new vehicle to replace it, particularly if the total amount paid by the insurance company isn’t enough to cover a new vehicle in its entirety.
Sadly, rear-end accidents can and do sometimes turn out to be deadly. In such cases, the attorney you hire may recommend that you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. The attorney, in any case, will have to establish that there was some sort of negligence involved that caused the crash. The rear end car crash attorney will do this by conducting investigations and talking to experts, if necessary.
There are some rear-end collisions that are nothing more than fender-bender type accidents, but some of them are truly devastating. If you’ve suffered injuries due to such a collision, you should speak with an attorney to see whether or not filing a lawsuit could stand to win you compensation for what you’ve had to pay for and suffer with as a result of someone else’s negligent actions.