You are driving along just like you normally do and, suddenly, – “Bam!” – a vehicle slams into the back of your car because that vehicle’s driver wasn’t being as careful as he or she should have been.
This is an alarming thing for anyone to go through. Sadly though, it is an experience that many individuals in Oklahoma have had. Rear-end accidents are one of the more common types of traffic crashes.
Not only can being the victim of a rear-end accident be a very emotionally traumatic experience, it can also cause a person a good deal of physical harm. Some people might be tempted to make an assumption that, because rear-end accidents are so common, they tend not to have terribly major effects on victims. However, such an assumption can be rather spectacularly wrong.
For one, when a person’s vehicle is struck from behind by another vehicle, the impact can cause the person to suffer severe whiplash, which can have serious implications for the person.
Also, while whiplash is the injury most people probably associate with rear-end accidents, it is certainly not the only impactful injury a person can suffer in such a collision. Examples of other injuries sometimes suffered in rear-end crashes include: burn injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries or other head injuries.
Whatever type of injury a rear-end accident victim has suffered, they may find a personal injury attorney’s help to be a valuable thing to have when looking into getting compensation for the injury.
Our Oklahoma law firm can provide legal representation to all different sorts of car accident victims, including victims of rear-end crashes. We have significant experience in personal injury claims and strive to give rear-end accidents victims legal help of the highest quality, whatever the complexity level of their case.