Handling Personal Injury Claims for Rear-End Accident Victims in Greater Boston
Have you been injured after being hit from behind?
If so, you have plenty of company: Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of automobile accidents. Tailgating on highways, frequent starts and stops on busy urban and suburban streets, and people paying more attention to their cell phones than the road are frequently to blame. While many rear-end accidents are little more than fender benders, they can also be serious.
In Massachusetts, a driver who rear-ends another car is “presumed to be more than 50 percent at fault.” That does not mean the insurance company hands over the maximum settlement automatically. The Boston personal injury attorneys at Swartz & Lynch LLP know that rear-end collision injuries can be severe and costly.
We seek full and fair recovery for the damages you’ve suffered as the result of a negligent driver, including cases of:
- Distracted drivers who text, talk on their cell phones, use other electronic devices or engage in activities that take their attention away from driving
- Truck accidents involving delivery vans and commercial trucks, including semis, which can cause the most catastrophic injuries
- Auto accidents that involve multiple vehicles, such as pileups on interstate highways caused by bad weather or poor road conditions
How rear-end collisions cause dangerous whiplash injuries
No matter how much insurance companies play down the seriousness of whiplash, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports that this soft-tissue injury can be more than a temporary pain in the neck. It can lead to headaches, dizziness and, in its most extreme form, memory loss, sleep disturbances, problems with concentration, fatigue and even depression. It can also lead to long-term chronic pain.
When you are struck from behind, the lower cervical spine is forced beyond its normal range of motion. The hyperextension and hyperflexion caused by the head being thrown forward and snapped back results in damage to the ligaments, muscles and facet joints.
If you’ve suffered whiplash and other injuries in a rear-end accident, get immediate medical attention. Injuries that seem minor at first may get worse over time. It’s important to see a physician immediately because if you don’t, the insurance company will claim that you weren’t hurt or that the pain you feel is unrelated to the accident.
Next, make sure you get experienced representation. For more than a decade, our lawyers have worked together to help people get full recovery of damages. We are committed to providing that same level of advocacy for all our clients.
Get full and fair compensation for your rear-end accident injuries
To have your questions answered and learn more about your legal rights, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys at Swartz & Lynch LLP. To set up a time to talk, please contact a Boston injury attorney online or call us at 857-250-0664. If you are unable to travel, we gladly meet with you at the hospital or at your home.