Articles Tagged with rear-end accidents

hogarth-de-la-plante-17754-copy-300x179On Monday, April 30, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicle was parked on the right shoulder of I-80 in Fairfield. It was struck from behind by a white Mitsubishi Mirage prior to 3:40 p.m. The Mitsubishi driver and two passengers, one seated in the back and the other in the front passenger seat, were all seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. The CHP officer suffered moderate injuries. The accident is currently under investigation. If the Mitsubishi driver is found to be at fault, then the injured parties may file a personal injury claim against the driver and their insurance policy.

If you were injured in a crash in California, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. The personal injury lawyers at Brod Law Firm have years of experience handling car accident claims. By calling us, you obtain an experienced and knowledgeable advocate who will fight hard for your right to compensation. Contact Brod Law Firm today online or by calling (800) 427-7020.

Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents

WhiplashAccidents happen frequently. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, there were more than 6 million reported traffic accidents in 2015. In those accidents,  2,443,000 people were injured and more than 32,000 people died. Accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Rear-end accidents can cause some of the most serious and disabling injuries possible.

Injuries Caused by Rear-End Accidents

One of the most common injuries caused by being rear-ended is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a sudden jerking motion, like what happens when a vehicle comes to a sudden abrupt stop. Whiplash can be a serious and painful injury that may take months or longer to heal.