What Kinds of Injuries are Commonly Sustained in Rear-End Accidents?
Rear-end accidents are almost always unavoidable and rarely occur due to the fault of the lead driver. In many cases, they occur without warning while an innocent victim is sitting at a stoplight or slowing down as he or she approaches a stop sign. These kinds of accidents have the potential to cause extremely serious injuries that can result in significant economic and noneconomic losses. For this reason, anyone that has been involved in a rear-end accident should talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Soft tissue injuries
Soft tissue injuries include bruises, lacerations, sprains, and strains, all of which can easily occur if a rear-end accident causes a driver or vehicle occupant to hit any part of his or her body against the interior of the car. These kinds of injuries can range from mild to severe and can require significantly varied levels of medical intervention. As a result, rear-end accident victims should always seek medical attention after an accident.
While not an official medical diagnosis, “whiplash” is recognized by the legal and medical community as a sprain or strain of the muscles and tendons in the neck. According to the Mayo clinic,1 this type of injury occurs most often in rear-end auto accidents and can cause neck pain, headaches, and stiffness. In some cases, victims may experience chronic pain and other long-term issues.
Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries,  or TBIs, are a type of injury that affects the functioning of the brain. They often occur when a person’s head hits another object, but also have the potential to occur simply when the brain moves back and forth within the skull, as can happen in conjunction with whiplash injuries. People who sustain TBIs can have significant ongoing complications, including cognitive problems that may prevent them from working or living without ongoing medical care.
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