Rear-End Collision Injuries

June 21, 2019 | By

With drivers distracted by phones, radios, and passengers, rear-end collisions are more common than ever. While some are minor fender-benders, others cause very serious injuries. If you have been the victim of a rear-end collision, here are some of the most common injuries associated with these accidents, and why it is crucial you contact Portland Oregon personal injury lawyers at Pickett Dummigan McCall to discuss your situation.

While you think you may just have a stiff neck or headache after your accident, the truth is you probably suffered whiplash. Occurring when your head is suddenly jerked back and forth with extreme force, it can produce numerous symptoms, including:

     –Blurred vision
     –Reduced range of motion in neck

If whiplash is left untreated, long-term chronic pain can be the result.

Traumatic Brain Injuries
If your vehicle is rear-ended at a high rate of speed, your head may hit against the steering wheel or absorb a hard blow from an airbag. If this happens, a traumatic brain injury can occur. Extremely serious, these injuries may not begin to show symptoms for hours or even days. Symptoms include:

     –Memory lapses
     –Slurred speech
     –Gradually worsening headaches
     –Unable to stay focused

Since these injuries can be life-threatening, always seek medical treatment immediately if these symptoms present themselves.

Broken Bones
Whether it is cracked ribs, broken arms or legs, or fractured kneecaps, broken bones are common injuries in rear-end collisions. In these accidents, children and elderly are especially vulnerable, often sustaining serious fractures that can take months to heal.

If you have been the victim of a rear-end collision from a distracted and negligent driver, contact Portland Oregon personal injury lawyers to discuss your case. By putting your trust in the professionals at Pickett Dummigan McCall, you will be able to gain the compensation you deserve for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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