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Rear-Ended? Why You Should Talk to a Laurel Car Accident Lawyer Immediately

| June 30, 2021

Rear-end accidents are among the most common car accident cases we handle. Some are mere fender-benders while others can result in severe injuries and even death. If you have been injured in a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. A Laurel car accident lawyer will be able to review your case and help you understand your options. 

Almost All Rear-End Accidents Are Caused by Negligence

To pursue a claim for compensation, you need to be able to prove that the other driver was negligent. In a rear-end accident, the following vehicle is almost always at fault. Most of these accidents are caused by the following examples of negligent driving: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Tailgating

In each of these situations, the driver has failed to meet their legal duty to drive safely. Even though the accident itself suggests the other driver was at fault, you will still need to prove your case. A Laurel car accident lawyer will be able to refute any attempt that the driver may make to claim that the accident was not their fault. 

Your Injuries May Be More Serious Than You Think

Airbags, seatbelts, and other safety features found in modern vehicles do an admirable job of preventing injuries. However, the forces involved in a rear-end collision are tremendous, especially if you were struck by a vehicle moving at speed while you were stopped. While you may not have suffered any broken bones or other obvious injuries, you may have suffered injuries that manifest themselves in the days that follow. Here are some injuries you may have suffered that can be serious if left untreated: 

  • Concussions
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Whiplash

Whiplash is a very common injury in rear-end accident cases. It is characterized by the violent whipping motion of the head that is caused by a rear-end collision. It can cause damage to the tendons, ligaments, nerves, and spinal disks in the neck and at the base of the skull. 

You should seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Persistent headaches
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Soreness or loss of range of motion in the neck, shoulders, or upper back
  • Tingling or loss of sensation in your extremities
  • Bloating or tenderness in your abdomen
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual fatigue

While these injuries may not be life-threatening, they can require extensive medical treatment or leave you unable to work. A Laurel car accident lawyer can help you get fair compensation for your losses. 

Injured in a Rear-End Accident? Call Laurel Car Accident Lawyer Thomas E. Pyles

The forces absorbed by your body in a rear-end collision are tremendous and can easily cause an injury. If you’re hurting, we can help you navigate the claim process and protect your rights. With over 25 years of experience helping injured people across the state of Maryland, we understand the challenges you face, which is why we work tirelessly until we get results. To discuss your case and how we can help, call us today at 301-705-5006 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.