Common Read-End Collision Injuries, Costs, and More

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Rear-end collisions are among the most common that we see on the roads today. In 2019, there were over 45,000 reported car accidents in the state of Washington and nearly half of those were rear-end collisions. In many cases, a rear-end collision causes minimal vehicle damage and little to no injuries.

In other cases, a rear-end collision can cause major injuries and property damage. Most rear-end collisions are avoidable as they typically happen from distracted or aggressive driving of some kind. Drivers are expected to follow the cars in front of them allowing for a safe distance to allow them to stop suddenly if need be.

Washington state law also says that “the primary duty of avoiding a collision rests upon the following driver.” Because of this, in most cases, the following driver is the fault driver in a rear-end collision. If you have suffered an injury due to a rear-end collision, make sure to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help explain your legal options for recovery.

Common Injuries That Occur Because of Rear-End Car Accidents

There are several common rear-end collision injuries, they include:

  • Airbag injuries
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Damage
  • Tendon Damage
  • Concussions
  • Broken Bones
  • Nerve Compression
  • Scars and Disfigurement

Injuries like the ones listed above can have permanent damage and symptoms. These serious, life-altering injuries are in addition to all of the other more common injuries that occur in other types of car accidents.

Not all injuries suffered in a rear-end collision are readily apparent. The symptoms of certain injuries of the neck and head can be delayed.

If you have been involved in a rear-end accident and suffered injuries, you must collect any and all paperwork and documents that detail what your injuries are, and what treatment you have incurred or will need going forward. To receive the highest level of compensation, you will need to present the most complete and convincing case possible.

What a Rear-End Crash Really Costs

An insurance company typically will attempt to resolve rear-end collisions quickly in an effort to reduce liability. The quickest way that an insurance provider will try to do this is by sending you a quick settlement check.

In most cases, if you cash this check then you are precluded from seeking any other compensation related to your accident. The problem with these checks is that they almost always exclude many important and potentially significant expenses that you should have covered. The compensation that you receive for injuries sustained in a rear-end collision should include payment for such things as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Any significant life changes
  • All medical treatment costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn future income
  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • Car rental expenses

Don’t be surprised if your initial insurance claim does not result in the proper injury compensation. Unfortunately, rear-end accident victims often need the assistance of experienced personal injury attorneys in order to be successful in their personal injury claim. If you do get a check from an insurance company offering to pay for your claim, make sure to discuss that check with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you determine if cashing that check is a good idea.

How Accident Attorneys Help You Recover from Motor Vehicle Crashes

If you have suffered from pain, lack of range of motion, whiplash, or any soft tissue injuries from the impact of a rear-end auto accident, then an experienced car accident attorney can help you recover the maximum amount possible. If you have needed chiropractic care to deal with chronic pain from a bodily injury, those costs can also be included in your compensation.

It is important to try to make your recovery process as easy and stress free as possible. One way to do this is to enlist the proper help that you need with a trusted attorney so you can focus on your physical recovery and personal wellbeing.

Sofia’s No Fee Guarantee

Attorney Sofia K. Miguel guarantees that you will never write a check to our office under Sofia’s “no fee guarantee.” Consultations are free and if your case is selected, then Sofia will also cover all of your court costs incurred during your rear-end case.

Sofia only gets paid when you do. Her services will cost you nothing out of pocket; simple as that. Let Sofia’s nearly twenty years of experience in helping people recover from their injuries get to work for you now.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as the victim of a motor vehicle accident near Seattle, Puyallup, or Tacoma, WA, then contact attorney Sofia Miguel as she is ready to help you fight to get the money you deserve. Call us at 253-200-4471, come visit our office right here in Puyallup at 702 S. Hill Park Dr. #207, or contact us online anytime. We are here for you.

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Sofia K. Miguel, Attorney

Sofia K. Miguel has extensive litigation experience; she has tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases throughout Western Washington. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2000 and has 17 years’ experience representing injured people. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice.

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