Rear-end car accidents are the most common type of car crashes, making up millions of insurance claims every year. Rear-end accidents are most closely associated with whiplash, an injury to the neck and upper spine that results from the sudden jerking motion caused by a rear-end collision.
Many rear-end accidents are low-impact collisions and, as such, don’t usually result in immediate, catastrophic personal injury. However, victims of rear-end car accidents, even those occurring at low speeds, often develop medical problems that affect their ability to work and live normally.
At the Florida law office Frank M. Eidson, P.A., our experienced rear-end car accident attorney has recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements. Serving Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, and victims throughout Florida, we have successfully pursued many car, truck,motorcycle, and pedestrian accident claims for our clients. Our rear-end car accident lawyer can help you obtain fair compensation for your losses and your pain and suffering.
Contact the law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., today for experienced legal assistance with a rear-end car accident in Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach or elsewhere in Central Florida that has caused you or a family member of yours to be seriously injured.
Rear-End Accident Injuries
The cry of “whiplash” after a rear-end collisions is a cliché, but it’s no joke. Rear-end collisions are the primary cause of whiplash injuries.
The federal government’s PubMed Health website describes the problem: “When a vehicle stops suddenly in a crash or is hit from behind, the seat belt will keep a person’s body from being thrown forward. But the head may snap forward, then backward, causing a whiplash injury.”
Whiplash involves trauma to muscles and ligaments in the neck, and to spinal disks. A whiplash victim may suffer:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain in the shoulders or upper back
- Pain in the lower back
- Concentration problems
- Memory problems
Whiplash symptoms typically last a few months, but some whiplash cases cause pain that continues for years. Some whiplash victims have persistent neck pain despite treatment with strong pain medication,physical therapy and wearing a cervical collar for support.
Distracted Drivers and Rear-End Car Accidents
According to several national studies, driver distraction has become the No. 1 cause of auto accidents in America. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that about 87 percent of rear-end crashes involved some form or degree of distracted driving on the part of the at-fault driver.
In addition to traditional causes of driver distraction – eating, disciplining children, tuning the radio, cellphone use (including texting while driving), and putting on makeup – many new-model vehicles increase the chances of an auto accident by loading drivers’ consoles with satellite navigation systems, mp3 players, even DVD players.All too often, negligent drivers, too concerned with unnecessary distractions, cause rear-end collisions.
Florida has enacted a law prohibiting texting while driving, which is effective October 1, 2013. But other cellphone use is legal and, in fact, Florida’s preemption law prohibits localities from enacting distracted driving bans.
In addition to distracted driving, rear-end car accidents are caused by impaired driving – including drunk driving, drugged driving and fatigued driving – following too closely (tailgating), speeding and other types of negligence and recklessness. Any kind of driving that causes a car to fail to slow down in time to avoid colliding with the car ahead can cause a rear-end accident.
Drivers who engage in negligent and reckless driving can and should be held accountable when they cause personal injury or death, and property damage. Accident victims deserve compensation to assist them with medical bills, property damage, and other losses, including lost income, and pain and suffering.
Car accident victims are often shocked at how difficult dealing with the insurance company can be after a crash. Insurers, including the victim’s carrier, regularly delay claims and offer low settlements to try to minimize the amount they have to pay out.
Our rear-end car accident attorney, Frank M. Eidson, has a earned reputation among Florida insurance companies, opposing law firms, and judges for his dedicated representation of auto accident victims who deserve compensation.He and the legal staff of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., can put the experience and knowledge that has helped many past clients maximize their rear-end auto accident claims to work for you.
Contact Our Orlando Rear-End Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident, turn to Orlando car accident attorney Frank M. Eidson. Whether your case is a simple collision claim involving property damage or a complicated auto wrongful death case, Frank M. Eidson, P.A., can help ensure that you obtain the compensation you need to recover and move forward.
Over more than 24 years, Frank M. Eidson has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of car accident victims from Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Winter Park and other Central Florida communities. Because he is the sole attorney in his law practice, clients of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., get to know and trust their personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rear-end collision, contact Frank M. Eidson, P.A., to put an experienced Orlando car accident lawyer to work for you. Experience counts when dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers, and with Frank M. Eidson on your side, you have it. Call today for a free evaluation of your case.