South Carolina Rear-End Collisions
You may be sitting at a stoplight in downtown Columbia, when you are suddenly slammed in the rear. Rear end collisions may occur at a stop-light, when you have slowed for traffic, or simply when the driver behind you is texting and/or not otherwise paying attention. Usually, this type of auto accident is a combination of the sudden deceleration of the lead car and the lack of time that the trailing car has to stop before running into its back bumper. If the accident occurs while the rear auto is traveling under 12 mph, it is considered a low speed accident.
If each vehicle is about the same size, the level of damage to both will be somewhat equal. However, if one is much larger than the other, the smaller of the two will sustain more damage in the collision.
Common Injuries from Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions can be disastrous. They can result in head, neck and back injuries causing temporary or long-term disabilities. Recovering damages proportional to the financial and physical impact of your injuries is necessary if those injuries have resulted in additional medical costs.
A rear-end collision may the most common type of car accident, but the injuries you suffer are anything but commonplace. You may be unable to work, turn your head, or sit up straight – all because the other driver was not paying attention, was on their cell phone, was speeding or was driving carelessly. Whether the result of distracted driving, or simply the inability to stop in time, if you have been injured in a South Carolina rear-end collision, we are here to help.
Our South Carolina automobile accident lawyers are prepared to fight for compensation in the courtroom and will defend your right to compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages and future earnings, your pain and suffering, and in the event of a fatal car accident even wrongful death.
Contact the South Carolina accident attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and how we can help. 803.252.4800.