Rear-End Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Injury
With as much road construction as we have in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it’s not unusual for cars to have to slow down or stop in a hurry. This results in a large number of rear-end collisions in Fort Worth, Mid Cities, and Dallas.
At the Fort Worth Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC, we are committed to protecting the rights of people who have been injured in highway accidents. Attorney Randall D. Moore represents clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and north Texas that have been in a rear end collision.
Injuries of Rear-End Car Accidents
Fault is usually not an issue in a rear-end accident. If another driver plows into you because he or she was playing with an iPod or texting or talking on the cellphone, he or she is at fault. However, fault is only one of the issues that may be disputed in an accident.
Because car bumpers are designed to withstand low-impact collisions, your vehicle may not show significant damage. The insurance company of the other driver may argue that because your vehicle was not seriously damaged, you could not be seriously injured.
Unfortunately, even low-impact, rear-end collisions can cause serious head, neck, back, and whiplash injuries. In some cases, you may not even feel the injuries for days or even weeks after the accident.
Treatment for neck and back injuries often follows a progression. A doctor may first prescribe pain pills and muscle relaxers. If pain pills do not work, then physical therapy may come next. If physical therapy does not work, the doctor may order an MRI exam. Surgery is typically a last resort.
To ensure that you receive all of the compensation you need, we will not settle your case until your doctor releases you, and we know with some degree of certainty what your condition will be after treatment. Many times the severity of an injury does not become apparent or detectable until months after the wreck. Determining the extent of your injury can take sometimes six months or more following your accident. Only then will we know how the accident will affect your life. It is critical that you seek immediate doctor evaluation after any wreck in which you even think you might be injured. If you try to “tough it out” and wait, thereby delaying treatment until you are in severe pain, the insurance company will likely contend you were not injured as a result of the wreck, but from something else, motivated by greed to obtain a financial windfall.
Injured In A Rear-Ended in a Car Accident? Contact Us Today
To discuss your case with Dallas-Fort Worth rear-end collision lawyer Randall D. Moore, please call 817-697-2116 or send us an e-mail. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se habla español.