One of the more ignored “rules of the road’ is the requirement that vehicles keep a safe distance between them and the car traveling directly in front of them. Following too closely or “tailgating” can lead to rear-end collisions. Rear-end accidents are one of the most common collisions that occur on the road.
The mechanics of these accidents are straight forward- usually traffic has slowed or stopped due to traffic lights, weather conditions or traffic congestion, and one vehicle is unable to slow or stop in time before striking the vehicle in front of them. These accidents can range from small to severe, but injuries are common.
People who are victim to someone following too closely face a variety of painful and dangerous traumas. One’s cervical spine (neck) is particularly at risk for injury due to the sudden and unexpected movement forward and back. These injuries are commonly referred to as “whiplash” injuries. Rear-end accidents can lead to neck sprain or strain, herniated discs and/or fractures in the spine.
Treatment for these injuries range from painful and cumbersome soft-tissue focused treatment like physical therapy or chiropractic treatments to more invasive procedures like injections or even surgery.
The burden one faces while rear-ended is significant. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is critical to find Chattanooga Personal Injury Attorneys who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to seeking damages against those who have injured others.
The attorneys at McMahan Law Firm are accomplished and qualified personal injury attorneys who will fight for the compensation you deserve if you have been injured. contact us today for a free consultation.