On behalf of Mike Breen
What are common injuries from a rear end crash?
The injuries that you face in the aftermath of a car crash will sometimes be determined by where your car was hit. Today, we will examine rear end collisions and the injuries commonly associated with them.
TouchstoneRehabilitation.com defines rear end collisions as a car crash in which the back of one person’s vehicle is struck by the front of the vehicle behind them. Often, these crashes are considered “mild to moderate”, but they can range up to severe.
The injury most commonly associated with rear end crashes is called whiplash. When whiplash occurs, your neck and head snap back and forward in a quick, whip-like motion due to the sudden force of being hit and then stopping. Symptoms can show up days or even weeks after a crash. They may include dizziness, muscle pain or soreness, the inability or limited ability to move your neck or head, and tingling in the limbs.
Head injuries can also occur, especially if you hit your head on the steering wheel or dashboard during the incident. Depending on how hard you hit and how solid the surface was, this can result in moderate or even severe head trauma. Signs of that may include slurred speech, altered states of consciousness, nausea, headaches, or blacking out.
Finally, fractures can be common in the hands and feet due to their placement during crashes. These fractures can be hard to recover from due to the near-constant need to use hands and feet. Seeking compensation for these injuries may help you through recovery, and discussing these matters with an experienced attorney can help you get started.