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A rear-end collision can be dangerous even at low speeds. This is because these types of accidents are likely to affect your spine, back, and neck. Some people end up with permanent health problems after a rear-end collision. This is why you need to fight for maximum compensation after getting hurt in such an accident. Our Westchester County personal injury attorneys can help.

What Are Common Injuries in a Rear-End Collision?

Any rear-end collision can cause significant injuries that can leave behind lasting health problems. Some common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Spinal fracture
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Annular tears
  • Joint injuries in the spine
  • Compression fracture of the spine
  • Damage to nerves

Many people need continued medical care after an accident like this. Instead of just accepting the insurance company’s first offer after a crash, make sure that you have the full understanding of your injuries and what your recovery will look like.

Could Injuries From a Rear-End Collision Affect Me For Life?

Yes, many of the injuries suffered in a rear-end collision could have long-term effects. Some can even affect you for life. Fractures of the spine can cause paralysis, but even less serious injuries can leave behind lingering issues like:

  • Numbness
  • Pain in the neck and back
  • Stiffness
  • Tingling in the extremities
  • Weakness of the lower body

A rear-end collision can also cause mental health issues, like depression. This is especially likely if permanent injuries will affect how the victim will be able to live or work.

Can I Sue For Damages?

You can sue for damages if someone else was to blame for the accident. You should sue for compensation that can help you cover:

Medical expenses: Keep records of any medical expenses that pile up after the accident. A fair compensation should reimburse you for them, and it should also help you with future medical expenses if your injuries are going to continue to affect you.

Lost wages: Depending on how long your recovery takes, you may find yourself missing a lot of work. Those missed paychecks can cause financial stress for any family, so your compensation should account for these lost wages as well.

Pain and suffering: This can be harder to quantify, but you should be compensated for any trauma, mental anguish, and pain that you have suffered as a result of the accident and its aftermath.

Loss of earning potential: Do your injuries affect your ability to work? If they make it harder for you to provide for yourself and your family, that needs to be addressed.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Having a lawyer on your side can help when you are suing for damages. A lawyer from our firm can calculate fair compensation and negotiate with the insurance companies. They can also focus on the paperwork and your case while you recover from injuries. You are not required to hire an attorney, but you should at least find out more about what we can do for you.

Contact Our Law Firm

When you are ready to pursue compensation, don’t go it alone. Contact Hausman & Pendzick to schedule a consultation and learn more about what our personal injury attorneys can do to assist you.