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Things To Know When You’re Rear-ended in a Car Accident

Posted February 03, 2022 in Uncategorized
Things To Know When You’re Rear-ended in a Car Accident

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Rear-ended car accidents are among the most common types of car accidents. When a driver is rear-ended, the damage can be significant, and the injuries sustained can also be significant.

In many cases, the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is at fault for causing the accident. This means that they will be responsible for paying any damages associated with the accident. The driver who was rear-ended may have to file a claim under the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy in order to recover compensation for their losses.

The following are some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of getting rear-ended. If you or someone you love has been injured in this type of accident, contact an experienced car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Tuttle Law P.A.  to discuss your case and find out what options may be available for recovering compensation for any harm you have suffered.

Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are forced back and forth with great force. This causes damage to the soft tissues in the neck, including ligaments and muscles. Although whiplash is typically associated with car accidents, it could also result from participation in contact sports or from falling on an icy surface.

When whiplash occurs, you may immediately feel pain and stiffness in your neck. Other symptoms that may develop over time include:

  • Headaches that start at the base of your skull
  • Dizziness or blurred vision
  • Depression or irritability
  • Concentration or memory problems

Whiplash is among the most common injuries that occur when one vehicle rear-ends another. In fact, people often joke about whiplash being an injury that occurs as a result of being involved in a fender bender or other minor car accident. In reality, however, whiplash is a very serious injury that can cause severe pain and suffering and may require extensive medical treatment.

In the event of a car accident, even if you are rear-ended, you will likely have to deal with insurance adjusters and sometimes the courts. While dealing with insurance claims is much less stressful than going to court, it can still be complicated, confusing and frustrating for people who have never been involved in an accident before. Tuttle Law P.A.’s experienced car accident lawyers are here to assist you through this process. 

Below are some things that you should be aware of when preparing to file an insurance claim:

Insurance adjusters will try to get you to make statements that could be used against you. They will try to get you to admit fault, even if the accident wasn’t your fault. Remember, the insurance company wants to pay as little as possible for your claim.

Your car may not be totaled, even though it seems like it is. Even though your car’s frame may be bent out of shape or completely smashed in places, it can still be repaired. The cost of collision repairs is increasing, but that doesn’t mean that your car is necessarily totaled.

After a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and stressed. You may not know where to turn for help. The best decision you can make is to hire Tuttle Law, P.A. as your car accident lawyer. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We understand what you are going through and we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

 

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