The most common car accident is the rear and collision. This car accident happens because people fail to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front or fail to maintain control of their car. The problem of rear end car crashes is made worse by the snarled traffic during Houston commuting times.
It is not uncommon for a multiple-vehicle crash to occur on a Texas highway simply because motorists did not maintain enough distance between vehicles when one car slows because other cars behind it are not so quick to act, thus resulting in an accident.
Rear end car accidents that can cause injury even under low-speed impacts.
Each year in the United States, there are millions of rear and car accidents. Talking with a Houston car accident lawyer is an important first step to recovering compensation.
If you have been involved in a rear end car wreck and would like to speak with an attorney about your rights and options, Call us at 281-587-1111 for a no-obligation consultation.
Whether the crash was caused by a driver not paying attention to the vehicle for them, or tailgating, generally, the collision could have been avoided by the driver behind following the rules of the road.
Safety rules suggest that drivers allow one car length for every ten mph between their vehicle and the car in front. However, on Houston highways, it may be impossible to obtain the assured clear distance safety requires.
If you have been injured rear-end car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Baumgartner Law Firm with vast experience in tailgating accidents.
Some everyday situations where rear red car accidents occur:
- You are slowing down, or a yellow light was struck from the rear.
- You slow down for weather conditions, and a driver ran into the back of your vehicle.
- You slow down because traffic in front of you had slowed in a driver looking at their phone struck you from the rear.
- A drunk driver strikes your car from the rear.
Seek Medical Attention Promptly
If you are struck from the rear in an accident, you should seek medical treatment right away. Delaying being checked out or treated for your injuries can make your personal injury claim much more difficult for your lawyer to pursue. If you wait too long, it will be difficult for your doctor to give testimony to tie the injury to the accident.
We always recommend a comprehensive medical examination and follow-up treatment, as recommended by your doctor after an accident.
Some of the common injuries from being hit from the rear include whiplash, disc or spinal cord issues, and even concussions. Being struck from the rear can cause your head to accelerate and de-accelerate rapidly, which can lead to injury.
Often, victims of the tailgating accident are unaware of the extent of their injuries because they were discharged from the hospital. Hospitals look for life-threatening injuries and not treating non-life-threatening situations. Most people don’t know that x-rays do not show damage to the discs of the spinal cord. Only a more sophisticated test such as an MRI or CT scan can show damage.
If you have “radiculopathy” or pain radiating down your arms or your legs, you might ask your medical providers about obtaining an MRI or a CT scan.
Speak to a Tailgating Accident Lawyer About Your Rights and Options!
Gregory Baumgartner has been representing victims of automobile accidents for over three decades. Mr. Baumgardner has vast experience and is preeminently rated by peer review. If you’d like to speak with a leading injury attorney, call Baumgartner law firm for a no-obligation consultation.
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