Rear End Collisions
There are countless car accidents every year. One of the most common types of accidents is rear-ended collisions. A rear-end collision happens when a car or truck crashes into the vehicle in front of it, according to a leading authority. When a driver is rear-ended in an accident, it usually is because the driver of the following car was either following too close, not looking at the road ahead, or distracted by cell phones, car radios, navigation systems, etc.
Injuries Caused by Rear End Collision
A driver or passenger that is in a rear-ended accident often is in a car or truck stopped at the time of impact. The force of the initial impact causes the body to be thrown forward, and then backward. This is called “whiplash.” Doctors call these “acceleration-deceleration” or “flexion-extension” injuries. Whiplash often causes strains or sprains to the neck and back. It can also cause other more serious spinal injuries, such as herniated discs.
Treatment for Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collision
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, it is very important to be evaluated by a physician. You should seek medical help as soon as possible after the rear-end car accident. Go to the emergency the same day as the collision, or even the next day. Orthopedic surgeons evaluate and treat whiplash injuries, even when surgery is not required. Typically, they may recommend physical therapy. If symptoms continue, they often order x-rays, CT scans, or MRI diagnostic procedures to determine if something more serious is present, such as a herniated disc.
Howard County Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has more than 30 years of experience fighting hard for people injured in rear-end collisions, other car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Mr. Smith has extensive trial experience and knows what it takes to get successful results. He has achieved some of the highest personal injury verdicts and settlements in his area.
Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition.
Ellicott City and Columbia Car Crash Lawyer
We also handle bodily injuries due to auto accidents, drunk driving wrecks, and motorcycle wrecks on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.
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