Beautiful Santa Monica, California full of sunshine, people and car drivers not paying proper attention to the road in front of them. Which is why there are so many rear-end collisions in Santa Monica. Here's the good news-- a rear end collision is a very clear indication of fault on the part of the car that hit you. The bad news is that the same legal logic applies if you unfortunately hit the car in front of you after being hit. Tailgating is the most common reason Santa Monica rear end collisions occur and other causes include panic stops and distracted driving.
Just because you aren't in a high speed collision does not mean that a rear-end collision can't cause some pretty serious damage to your body and your vehicle. The size of the other vehicle and the speed at which that driver was traveling are the two biggest factors that contribute to your injuries. Here's a look at some of the more common rear-end collision injuries that your Santa Monica personal injury attorney can help you with:
- Whiplash: Without a doubt, victims of even a slow moving read end collision experience at least a mild level of whiplash. The sudden and forceful jerk of your car forward causes your neck to do the very same and you may not feel the effect of your whiplash until days or even weeks later.
- Head Injuries: If the force was strong enough, it is likely that your airbags went off in the process. While air bags can help save your life, it can also cause head injuries. Fast moving collision and one in which a victim is particularly vulnerable may also cause traumatic brain injuries.
- Neck, Shoulder and back injuries: Not only do a lot of people that are rear ended deal with whiplash but also other soft tissue damage stemming from the impact. This is especially true when it comes to a victims neck, shoulder and back.
Looking for a Santa Monica rear end collision attorney to help you with your case? Look no further than the highly experienced and extremely successful Walch Law firm. Because insurance companies know all too well who is at fault in these types of common car accidents, they will often try to quickly offer the injured party a low-ball settlement. Do not accept that money until you call us at Walch Law to give you an obligation-free case evaluation. That number is often far below what we can get you and what you deserve. Time is of the essence so do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.