What is a Rear-End Accident?
A rear-end accident is a type of motor vehicle collision in which the front of a vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. This is a very common type of accident that can occur due to driver inattention, intoxication, poor road conditions, and bad weather. Most of the time, the cause of rear-end accidents is the negligence of one of the drivers.
Who is Liable in a Rear-End Accident?
Determining who is responsible for a rear-end collision will depend on the specific circumstances of the accident. However, in most cases, it is the driver following too closely behind who is held liable. This is because there are laws that require drivers to maintain a safe following distance.
Even if the lead vehicle suddenly stops, the rear driver should be able to stop before causing a collision.
Common Injuries Sustained After a Rear-End Accident
Common injuries sustained during rear-end collisions, even at low speeds, include:
- Whiplash: A neck injury caused by the sudden jolting movement of the head
- Back injuries: These include strains, sprains, or herniated discs
- Head injuries: Such as concussions or traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries: Like bruises, cuts, or lacerations
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