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Rear-End Accidents in Seminole County: A Lawyer Explains

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Rear-end accidents can happen anywhere at any time in Seminole County. You can be struck when freeway traffic comes to a stop, or while you’re stopped at a traffic light. They can be minor or severe – depending on how fast the at-fault driver was traveling, or whether he or she attempted to stop.

These types of accidents are the most common and are usually attributed to distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and impaired driving. If the negligent actions of someone else caused your rear-end accident, you need an experienced Seminole County auto accident attorney on your side.

How severe can a rear-end accident be?

The most common injury in a rear-end accident is whiplash. This occurs when the crash victim’s head jerks forward and backward in a whip-like motion. Whiplash can damage the soft tissue in the neck as well as the spine. The symptoms of whiplash aren’t usually noticeable after an accident. They can take days to appear. And if the condition is left untreated, they can worsen.

Common whiplash symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Tightness in neck and back
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of memory
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling or nerve pain
  • Loss of range of motion

Some rear-end accidents can happen at full speed, especially if the at-fault driver fell asleep at the wheel or was engaged in distracting behavior. And even at lower speeds, surprisingly serious injuries can occur. Some of those injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Other spinal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Why hire an attorney?

If you have been injured in a rear-end accident, the driver who struck you from behind is usually always at fault. When investigating a rear-end accident, your attorney may examine crucial details such as tire marks in the road, the severity and location of damage on both vehicles, and witness statements.

Despite this, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will attempt to deny your claim. They may tell you that your injuries aren’t worth the trouble. However, even mild injuries should be treated to the fullest extent. This can result in costly medical bills, as well as time spent away from work and engaging in activities you enjoy. If your claim is denied, you may be forced to pay for your losses out of your own pocket. That’s not right.

That’s why it’s important to file your claim as soon as possible and refrain from speaking to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. A highly skilled car accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Scott M. Miller, P.A. will gladly handle your case and fight to maximize your compensation. Worried about the costs of hiring an attorney? We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless you win.

To schedule a free consultation, contact our law office at 866-MILLER-5 (866-645-5375).