A rear-end collision can cause a variety of injuries, but the biggest concern is usually what kind of impact it can have on your spine. Sometimes injuries are minor and victims can recover quickly. In other cases, the injuries from a rear-end collision can continue to affect someone for months, years, or even the rest of their lives. If you were injured in a rear-end collision, you may be owed compensation. A Corpus Christi, Texas auto accident lawyer can help you fight for what you deserve.

What Kinds of Injuries Can Be Blamed on a Rear-End Collision?

A rear-end collision can cause minor and major spine injuries. Even crashes at low speeds are notorious for causing whiplash, an injury where a vehicle occupant has their head whip back and forth causing damage to their neck and spine. Some other types of injuries leave behind even more severe and lasting effects. A rear-end collision can cause:

  • Slipped discs
  • Annular tears
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Nerve injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Compression fractures

Depending on the severity of the injury and where it occurred on the spine, the pain and suffering experienced by a victim can vary. Some common symptoms associated with these injuries include numbness, weakness, stiffness, and chronic pain. Certain types of spine injuries can cause paralysis, spasms, and issues controlling the bladder and bowels.

Should I Sue for Damages After a Rear-End Collision?

In a rear-end collision, the person who hits the car in front of them is often blamed. If you were the lead car, you will probably be able to easily make the case that the other driver, or their insurance policy, should pay for your medical bills and other expenses that have arisen as a result of your accident.

How much compensation you can get depends largely on the severity of your injuries and how they will affect your life. If you are no longer able to work in the same capacity or take part in activities that you once loved, a lawyer from our firm can help you fight for a generous compensation offer that helps make up for some of the pain and trauma you have experienced.

How Can a Lawyer Assist Me?

A personal injury attorney can assist you with your case in many ways. They have more experience negotiating with insurance companies than you do, so they can calculate fair compensation and help you fight for it. They can also take care of all of the paperwork and build your case for you while you focus on recovering and spending time with your loved ones.

Talk to an Attorney Today

If you have been hurt in a rear-end collision and the insurance company just won’t offer enough money to make up for your expenses, we may be able to help. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and ask about our free consultations. We can evaluate your case and tell you more about your options and what we can do to be of assistance.