On average, there are over 3,000 car accidents every day. Over one million people die in road crashes each year, and 20 to 50 million are injured or disabled. More than one-third of these accidents are rear-ended collision events, and the liability for these accidents does not always belong to the car traveling in the back of the vehicle that is hit.
The severity of car accident-related injuries depends upon the details of the accident. Two of the most common types of car accident-related injuries are head and back injuries. These types of injuries are also among the most serious. These types of accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries ranging from mild concussions to a comatose state, and can also have permanent effects, such as long-lasting cognitive damage. Back injuries are also common car accident occurrences. Any damage to the spinal cord can have serious consequences from the numbness of the fingers, hands, legs, and toes to partial or complete paralysis.
Neck injuries are another common car accident injury. Whiplash is the result of sudden movement of the head and neck, causing serious damage to the muscles and ligaments in the neck, and is a common result of rear-end car accidents.
Many serious car accident-related injuries occur in the form of trauma to the chest. Blunt force trauma, as a result of high-speed car accidents often results in broken ribs and collapsed lungs.
Obtaining excellent legal counsel is the key to having a successful outcome in a personal injury claim. If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end collision, contact the personal injury attorney, George W. Ganim, Jr., today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today.