The violent, jarring motion of a rear-end collision can result in devastating injuries to the neck, back and spinal cord. If you were in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you might be entitled to receive financial compensation for your injuries, property damage and lost wages. An experienced attorney can explain your legal options.
Since 1986, Dean Standish Perkins & Associates has represented injured clients in Seattle and communities throughout Washington. We have dedicated our entire practice to helping people injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Violent Rear-End Collisions Can Leave Lifelong Scars
A rear-end collision can result from numerous circumstances, including:
- A driver failing to recognize stopped traffic
- Texting while driving
- A drunk driver with slowed perceptions of speed
- A driver failing to recognize traffic signals
- A driver unsafely merging into a lane
- A driver failing to account for slippery road conditions
All of these situations can result in severe injuries.
This impact will cause the head to snap forward and then backward. This motion puts an incredible strain on the muscles, tendons and other soft tissue in the upper body. Cervical sprains, also known as whiplash, can result in pain that lingers for days, weeks or months following the accident. Sufficient force can also damage the spinal column leading to loss of sensation or movement in the extremities.
Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, schedule a free consultation at our firm. Dean Standish Perkins & Associates can be reached by calling 206-981-5043 or by completing our online contact form.