Rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of car accident with over 2.5 million reported annually nationwide. A low speed rear-end collision that results in almost no damage to the vehicle can still result in serious personal injury to the occupants.
The bumper system on your automobile is an important safety feature that usually absorbs the force of a low speed impact, but sometimes the human bodies in the car absorb the impact instead. The consequences of that impact sometimes results in what is known as a “whiplash” injury, a sudden, violent, involuntary whipping backward and forward of the head and neck.
Whiplash injuries are soft tissue trauma to the muscles and ligaments of the neck and result in pain, swelling, stiffness, headache, nausea, numbness and dizziness. These symptoms are not always immediately evident and may appear twenty-four to forty-eight hours after the impact of a rear end collision. The failure to seek medical attention for this injury may result in weeks or months of debilitating pain.
If you have been injured in a rear end collision car accident through no fault of your own, you deserve to be financially compensated for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and any other expenses you have incurred due to someone else’s negligence.