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Rear-end collisions can prompt severe health repercussions

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2024 | Car Accidents

It might be easy to think that most rear-end collisions on California roads occur at low speeds and might lead to little more than an inconvenience of time or minor vehicle damage. However, this might not always be the case, and there are some scenarios in which such a collision could take a devastating toll on your health and well-being. 

Rear-end collisions continue to be one of the most common types of car accidents, and such incidents can carry severe or even fatal repercussions. There are various types of injuries you could suffer during such an incident, some of which could have a significant impact on your life and ability to perform daily tasks. 

Rear-end crash injuries 

A rear-end collision can occur in the blink of an eye, and there might not always be anything you can do to keep such an outcome at bay. Some of the injuries you might suffer during such a crash could include: 

  • Head injuries: When a rear-end crash occurs, the impact could cause your head to slam against the dashboard or steering wheel. This could lead to a greater risk of head injuries or traumatic brain injuries. 
  • Back pain: Back injuries also continue to be a common concern for victims of rear-end crashes. Such injuries can lead to intense pain and suffering and may have a lingering impact on your life. 
  • Shoulders and neck: Rear-end crashes can cause your body to rock back and forth in rapid succession. This can lead to injuries such as whiplash, which can cause severe damage to your shoulders and neck. 
  • Bone fractures: Bone fractures and breaks can occur in any type of collision, and if a rear-end crash prompts similar injuries, you might face a long road to recovery and the need to undergo emergency medical procedures. 

The rapid motions your body goes through during a rear-end crash could also lead to issues such as damage to soft tissues or nerves. Such health concerns could affect your life in various ways. 

When a rear-end accident occurs 

Rear-end crashes can pose a significant threat to your health, and if another driver fails to detect and respond to changes in traffic patterns, there might be nothing you can do to avoid an ensuing collision. Such an incident could cause you to suffer severe or even permanent injuries and leave you facing a variety of financial challenges in life. Following the crash, it could be helpful to seek advice in addressing your available legal avenues and in preparing to take the proper steps to seek restitution accordingly.