Colorado Car Accident Lawyer | John Fuller
With thousands of cars on the road every day, car accidents inevitably occur. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, over 2.5 million rear end collision occur every year. Even though a large majority of rear rend collisions occur at low speeds, injuries can still be severe and cause serious and chronic disabilities.
Why Rear End Collisions Occur:
A rear-end collision occurs when one car hits another car from behind. Unfortunately, a large majority of these rear-end collisions are caused by inattentive drivers, who fail to notice changing traffic patterns, stop signs or changing stop lights. Drivers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all those around them by paying attention to the road at all times. Unfortunately many drivers fail to do this. Instead, they engage in distracting behavior, such as texting, eating and talking on the cellphone.
Symptoms of Rear End Collisions:
Many people suffer some sort of injury when their car is rear-ended. These injuries include:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Herniated or Bulging Discs
- Facial Lacerations
- Broken Extremities and Fractures
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common soft tissue injury that occurs after a rear end collision is whiplash. Whiplash is an injury to the delicate soft tissue in the neck and cervical area of the spinal cord. During a rear-end collision, violent forces can cause the neck to snap forwards and backwards. This “whip-like” action can lead to months and even years of pain and debilitation. If left untreated, whiplash can become a chronic condition, leading to a lifetime of disability.
Individuals are often unaware of the severity of their injuries immediately following a rear-end collision. As a result, they may be tempted to sign a quick settlement or negotiate with insurance companies on their own. Unfortunately, many insurance companies offer initial settlements that are substantially less than you deserve. If your injuries are severe or become chronic, you may find yourself with very little money to pay your expenses and your treatment. If this occurs, you will need an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney on your side to aggressively negotiate the settlement you deserve.
Contact a Denver and Aurora Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today. The Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs.
Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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