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Wishing everyone good health,
~ The lawyers and staff of Polito & Harrington

Information About Rear-End Collisions

Information About Rear End Collisions

Traffic intersections are common locations for rear-end car collisions in New London, Connecticut. The majority of rear-enders happen when other drivers are not taking proper care and paying close enough attention to the roadway in front of them.

If you have sustained personal injuries in a rear-end motor vehicle collision that resulted from someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you may recover monetary compensation for your injuries and damages. The New London personal injury lawyers at Polito & Harrington, LLC, can meet with you to review your case, file a claim on your behalf, and—if necessary—litigate your case to a favorable conclusion.

Types of Distracted Driving That Can Lead to a Rear-End Collision

When a driver is not paying attention to the road, the chances of a motor vehicle collision increase tenfold. Distracted driving usually takes one of the following forms:

  • Texting while driving
  • Making cell phone calls while driving
  • Listening to loud music in the car while driving
  • Roughhousing with others in the car while driving
  • Turning one’s head and attention away from the road while driving—even if only for a second or two

When a distracted driver fails to give proper care and attention to the roadway, that driver is more likely to rear-end a stopped vehicle at a stop sign or red traffic light. When this happens, the driver and any passengers in the stopped vehicle are likely to sustain injuries and damages, including whiplash injuries, soft tissue neck and back injuries, seat belt rashes, and chest or shoulder injuries.

Rear-end motor vehicle collisions typically cause the driver and any passengers in the vehicle to abruptly lurch forward and then backward. This movement can result in knee injuries—usually from striking the dashboard at the point of impact. Head injuries that result from striking the steering wheel or headrest at the point of impact are also common.

Any injuries that result from a rear-end crash should be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. Some victims believe they are only sore, stiff, or disoriented—only to later learn they have suffered serious injuries such as sprains, back injuries, or concussions. Medical bills for treating such injuries can add up and cause financial problems, especially in combination with lost income if you have to miss work. You should always discuss the possibility of compensation for your losses with an experienced car accident law firm.

Contact a New London, Connecticut Rear-End Collision Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case

If you have been injured in a rear-end motor vehicle collision that resulted from someone else’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation under the law. The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Polito & Harrington, LLC, can help you prove negligence on the part of the at-fault driver in your case, as well as your damages.

To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a New London personal injury lawyer, please call us at (860) 447-3300 or contact us online today.

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