Preliminary data in the Florida Crash Dashboard shows Broward County had 36,698 car accidents in 2021.
Car accidents are an unfortunate but frequently occurring fact of life that causes thousands of fatalities and injuries per year.
More often than not, victims of a rear-end collision are completely unaware another car is fast approaching behind them with no intention of stopping. When this happens, the driver and passengers cannot prepare for the collision physically, which increases the risk of their neck and head jerking in a back and forth motion.
This type of neck and head trauma can lead to severe or life-altering injuries. In extreme cases, this type of accident can be fatal.
Causes of rear-end car accidents
A rear-end collision occurs when one vehicle strikes another from behind. There are many potential causes for this type of accident, but the most common include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Weather conditions
- Road conditions
Distracted driving is on top of this list because it’s the leading cause of car accidents in the U.S., with an alarming growth rate.
How dangerous are rear-end collisions?
The severity of a rear-end car accident depends on many variables.
Common variables include:
- Were both cars in motion, or was one vehicle stopped or parked?
- How fast was the at-fault driver traveling when the collision occurred?
- Did everyone involved have a seatbelt on?
Naturally, the risk of sustaining an injury is high for any car accident. Rear-end collisions usually result in whiplash injuries with varying degrees of severity. Other common injuries include trauma resulting from hitting the steering wheel, cuts from broken glass, airbag-related injuries, and in extreme cases, one car can become lodged underneath another.
Hiring a rear-end car accident lawyer
You need results. The car accident lawyers at Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A. pride themselves on working hard for their clients, and they know how to deliver results.
There’s no cost or fee to you unless we win. Getting started is completely free, and it begins with a consultation.
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