In the event of a rear-end collision, it’s crucial to involve the police to file a report. Even if the damage seems minor, a police report is vital to protect your rights when pursuing any liability claims. It helps establish fault in the accident, as injuries may not always be immediately apparent.
Furthermore, seeking immediate medical attention is essential. After sustaining injuries in a rear-end collision due to another party’s negligence, you have the right to file a legal claim. Our experienced Chandler personal injury accident legal team thoroughly examines the evidence, analyzes facts, scrutinizes police reports, collaborates with experts, and conducts comprehensive investigations to determine liability.
One fundamental traffic law stipulates that the rear driver must maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them. Following too closely is a common cause of rear-end collisions.
Injuries resulting from rear-end accidents typically involve soft tissue injuries that result in muscle inflammation. Common symptoms include back and neck pain or whiplash for victims. Front drivers may also be injured by seat belts during the impact, leading to scars, chest soreness, or other injuries. In more severe cases, permanent injuries such as brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, headaches, fractures, disfigurement, or bulging back or neck discs may occur.