Every day, thousands of people are involved in rear-end collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 40% of all US auto accidents in 2013 were rear-end collisions. That adds up to 2,500,000 accidents every year! According to the National Safety Council, rear-end accidents are the most common type of auto accidents. They’re known as whiplash accidents because up to 20% of victims have symptoms of whiplash injury. Up to 60% of rear-end wrecks occur because someone was using a cell phone. If you were injured in a rear-end auto accident, the attorneys at McCravy, Newlon, and Sturkie Law Firm can help you file your claim.
Whiplash is the most common injury you can get if you’re rear-ended. Whiplash injuries occur when the force of the impact drives your head forward, stretching the muscles in your neck too far. About 3,000,000 whiplash injuries occur every year in the US, and 45% of all people with chronic neck pain can trace the cause back to an auto accident. You may not notice the injury for 24-72 hours after the accident, but some symptoms you may start noticing are neck pain, neck stiffness or loss of mobility, headaches, shoulder pain, back pain, arm or hand pain or numbness, dizziness, blurry vision, buzzing in your ears, forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and irritability. Whiplash can include injuries to joints, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Treatment may involve pain medications, anti-inflammatory medicines, muscle relaxers, and even a cervical collar.
A plethora of other injuries are possible from a rear-end auto accident, including herniated disks, concussions, pinched nerves, severe headaches, a broken neck, neck strains or sprains, back pain, seatbelt or airbag injuries, arm and shoulder injuries, and broken bones. If you were injured in a rear-end collision, you may have a motor vehicle accident case. It’s a good idea to call an experienced lawyer to discuss your case.
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The attorneys at McCravy, Newlon, Sturkie & Clardy Law Firm are well-versed in motor vehicle accident cases. We have successfully represented thousands of them. We want to get you compensation for your medical bills, damages to your vehicle, and time out of work, and our friendly staff will help you through every step of the process. All claims have statutes of limitations, so don’t hesitate to call us today at (864) 388-9100.