Have you been involved in a rear-end collision in the Philadelphia area? With the rising number of distractions such as cellphones and the increased congestion on the roadways in the Philadelphia area, rear end collisions have become all too common.
A rear end collision occurs when one vehicle’s front bumper collides with another vehicle’s rear bumper. The collision is often the result of the at-fault driver following too closely, not paying attention, being distracted or reckless behavior. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) estimates that about 22 percent of all vehicle crashes in 2013 were rear-end collisions. That is 26,893 reported crashes, 70 of which resulted in the death of an individual.
Rear-end collisions can result in serious injuries to the head, neck and brain. These injuries can occur even at low speeds and often don’t manifest until after the collision.
The most commonly referred to injury in a rear-end collision is whiplash. Whiplash is when your head is suddenly propelled backwards and then forward in a jerking motion like a whip. Whiplash can result in severe trauma to your neck because your ligaments are being pulled beyond their normal range of motion. Therefore, it is important that when you are injured in a rear end collision that you consult an attorney to receive the proper compensation for your injuries.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end collision, you need to meet with a personal injury lawyer right away. Our experienced attorneys at Donaghue and Labrum, LLP, have represented Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident cases for years. We understand the nature of your claims and your injuries. We are also sensitive to the grief and loss you may be going through. If you are the victim of a traffic accident or are the family member of a victim, please talk to us. For a free consultation, call us today at (610) 565-9120 or send us a message using the form at the bottom of the page.