Posted in Car Accidents on September 21, 2022
Rear-end accidents are incredibly common on the roadway, usually caused by individuals following other vehicles too closely. Even though these incidents are common, they can still lead to significant injuries that lead to long-term setbacks for those involved. Here, we want to examine some of the most common rear-end accident injuries that occur on Georgia roadways.
Data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that rear-end collisions are responsible for approximately 29% of all crashes across the country. However, when most people think of rear-end collisions, they think of relatively minor injuries. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case. Rear-end collisions often lead to severe injuries for those involved.
When a vehicle is rear-ended, the bodies of the passengers inside the vehicle go through various movements and stresses, typically leading to some type of injury. Often, rear-end collisions lead to the rapid back-and-forth jerking of passengers’ upper bodies, including their heads and necks. The level and severity of the movement will depend on whether or not a person was restrained as well as other factors such as whether an airbag was deployed or if an individual strikes the steering column, dashboard, or seat in front of them.
Some of the most common injuries caused by a rear-end collision include the following:
Any individual who sustains injuries caused by a rear-end collision needs to speak to a skilled Atlanta car accident attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can work together the evidence needed to prove liability and help their client recover maximum compensation for rear-end accident injuries.
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