Miami Rear End Accident Lawyer
The most common type of crash is a rear-ender. Sometimes, rear end crashes are at such low speeds that neither party receives any injuries. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case, particularly if the crash occurred at high speed, one of the vehicles was much larger and heavier than the other, or if the rear-ending vehicle pushed the forward vehicle into a fixed object or another car. If you were injured and the other driver was at fault—whether you were the party that got rear ended or you were operating the vehicle that rear ended the other party—it is in your best financial interest to speak to a lawyer. A skilled Miami rear end accident lawyer can assist you with filing a personal injury claim against the at fault party, ensuring that your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other expenses do not go unpaid. Spencer Morgan Law can help you find the silver lining in this traumatic incident, and help create a more financially stable future for you and your loved ones.
Common Injuries Caused in Rear-Enders
Rear-enders are often downplayed in TV and other media as just ‘fender benders’ in which no one gets hurt. This is far from the truth; rear end crashes can, and often do, result in serious, life-changing injuries, or death. Moreover, studies have shown that whiplash—the most common injury sustained in rear-end crashes—can occur at very low speeds. The rear-ward vehicle does not have to be traveling at 30 miles per hour to cause months-long whiplash, headaches, and serious concussion. Some of the most common rear end injuries include the following:
- Whiplash—Whiplash is caused by the sudden acceleration and declaration of the head, tearing muscle fibers and tendons in the process. Whiplash is often accompanied by severe headache, neck and back pain, and even weakness and tingling in the extremities. Unfortunately, whiplash can last for months, and can even cause permanent damage to the neck.
- Concussion—A concussion, caused by a sudden jolt or jarring of the brain within the skull, causes physical damage to the brain cells, resulting in swelling and bruising of the brain tissue.
- Traumatic Brain Injury—More serious brain injuries include coup contrecoup, diffuse axonal injuries, and more.
- Fractured Leg or Legs—Broken bones caused in rear enders are most common to the lower leg or knee, resulting from hitting the underside of the dashboard.
- Facial Lacerations, Fractures, and Other Wounds to the Face—Airbags, glass, and the steering wheel can not only cause serious lacerations and bone fractures, but can also cause burn wounds (in certain defective airbags), cracked or broken teeth, serious contusions, and even damage to the victim’s vision.
Call a Miami Rear End Accident Lawyer Today
If you were rear ended by a texting, speeding, drunk, or road rage driver, we can help. Call our Miami rear end accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation. However, not all rear end collisions are caused by the rearward driver. We also assist these drivers who were cut off or were otherwise not at fault.