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Neck Injuries from Rear-End Crashes

Rear-end motor vehicle collisions can lead to serious neck injuries. In some instances, these injuries affect your soft tissue, while at other times, they are far more serious. Speak with a Matthews car accident attorney about your rights. 


When a motor vehicle driver or a passenger is involved in a rear-end motor vehicle accident, the force of the collision may cause the accident victim’s body to move backward and forward very quickly. This can cause the accident victim to suffer a soft tissue neck or upper back injury. In more serious car accident cases where the force of the collision is stronger, the accident victim could even suffer a paralysis injury or some other type of spinal cord damage as a result of the rear-end collision.

If you or a person you care about has suffered a neck injury in a rear-end motor vehicle crash, the Matthews car accident lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm may be able to assist you with your case. Please call us today to find out more about how we could help with filing a claim or lawsuit, seeking the monetary compensation and damages that you need. 

Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions

There are numerous ways in which rear-end motor vehicle collisions can occur in North Carolina. In some instances, the at-fault driver is violating a rule of the road, such as by breaking the speed limit or running a stop sign. As a result, the negligent driver’s vehicle collides with the rear of the vehicle in front of him or her. At other times, the at-fault driver is distracted while behind the wheel and may be looking at a cell phone or other electronic device while driving. Even when the driver takes his or her eyes off the road for a split second, that may be sufficient time for a rear-end collision to occur.

Consequences of Neck Injuries

A neck injury that an accident victim sustains in a rear-end collision can bring about a significant amount of pain and discomfort. If the accident victim suffers a soft tissue neck injury, then he or she may need to visit the emergency room, and in some cases, follow up with an orthopedic doctor. The orthopedic doctor might also refer to the accident victim to physical therapy. All of this medical treatment costs time and money.

If you have suffered a neck injury in a rear-end car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, then you may be eligible to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Since the State of North Carolina is a fault-based jurisdiction, you can sue the driver directly, through his or her insurance company, in order to seek monetary compensation and damages for the neck injuries which you suffered.

Speak with an Experienced Matthews Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence, the legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm may be able to help. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews car accident attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online.  


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