Being involved in an auto accident is a scary event that has the potential to be very serious and even deadly. There are many different types of accidents that you may be involved in. Each accident puts the victims at risk for different injuries.
Rear-end accidents typically happen at lower speeds and, while the injuries can be serious, they are typically not as severe as other types of accidents. As with other types of accidents, rear-end injuries can vary greatly depending on many factors that play a role in each crash.
Some of the common injuries sustained in a rear-end auto accident in Norfolk are:
- Whiplash. This is the most common injury that occurs in rear end collisions. It is caused by sudden involuntary movement of the neck. Typical symptoms of whiplash include pain in the neck and back, headaches, or tingling in the arms and legs.
- Lacerations. The impact of the crash can shatter the windows of a vehicle, causing jagged pieces of glass to fall and cut a victim. These cuts can be very painful and in some instances life-threatening.
- Fractured bones. Due to the force that a rear-end crash produces, broken and fractured bones are common. A fractured bone can be very painful. Sometimes fracturing a bone can have long-term complications; surgery may be required to put the bone back in place.
- Contusions. A contusion, or bruise, is generally an injury that can heal itself. It is caused from trauma that causes internal bleeding. There are instances in which the contusion can be extremely dangerous and potentially fatal.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options, fill out the contact form on this page.