Nobody wants to get into a car accident. However, car accidents are a common occurrence in and around the Dallas area, particularly rear-end accidents. These incidents should not be taken lightly, and if you or a loved one have been injured in a rear-end accident, contact Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC today. Our Dallas rear-end accident attorneys will get to work investigating your case so we can secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
The unfortunate reality is that most people do not take rear-end accidents seriously. Many people simply refer to these incidents as “fender benders,” but this term can be misleading. Fender benders are incidents that cause property damage. Any rear-end accident that causes an injury to drivers or passengers is a serious incident, not a minor fender bender.
In most cases, rear-end accidents are typically the fault of the person who strikes the rear of the other vehicle involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the leading contributing factor to these accidents is one vehicle following another too closely. Other common causes of rear-end accidents in the Dallas area include:
When most people think of a rear-end accident, they think of whiplash injuries. Whiplash is caused by the rapid forwards and backward motion of the head in a collision and this motion can cause damage to the soft tissue of the neck, shoulder, and upper back area. Whiplash injuries can be severe and often require significant medical care.
However, the following are also common injuries that our Dallas rear-end accident attorneys help clients with regularly:
Rear-end accidents are fairly common, but they must be taken seriously by all parties involved. If you are involved in a rear-end accident, treat it just like any other roadway incident. Ensure that law enforcement comes to the scene of the accident and conducts an investigation. Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries. Please understand that many rear-end accident injury signs and symptoms do not appear immediately, but rather hours or even days after the accident. Let a doctor examine you after these incidents so they can assess the full extent of your injuries.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a rear-end accident that was caused by another driver’s negligent actions, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping injured clients recover the compensation they need, which can include: