Rear End Collision Lawyers in Edmonton Canada
Although a rear end car crash can result in a catastrophic or debilitating injuries, often the injuries manifest quite some time after the accident has occurred. It is not uncommon for a victim of a rear end accident to believe they are unharmed, only to find they have significant pain and soreness days or even weeks later.
This is because rear end collisions frequently occur at lower speeds than head on collisions, and the vehicle provides a structural cushion in a rear impact that does not exist in side impact car accidents. However, even at lower speeds, a rear end crash can cause serious and severe injuries. A rear end car accident victim in some cases may find they cannot simply ignore these injuries, as they may impede the ability to work and function normally on a daily basis, especially as these injuries can worsen over time.
In these circumstances, the advice and expertise of skilled Rear End Collision Lawyers in Edmonton can be beneficial toward securing the appropriate financial compensation for future pain and suffering, loss of income, and medical expenses. If you have been involved in a rear end car accident, and suspect you have sustained an injury as a result, seek medical advice and then book a free consultation with the experienced personal injury lawyers at Smith Thompson today.
Common Injuries Associated With Rear End Collision Accidents
There are many types of injuries that can be sustained in a rear end auto accident. The type and severity of an injury are often related to the angle of the accident, the position of the victim’s body when the accident occurred, whether or not the victim saw the accident coming or was caught unawares, as well as mechanical factors like speed at impact. Some of these injuries can include head, brain, and neck injuries, as well as serious spinal cord injuries and disc herniation.
There can also be the presence of soft tissue injuries that include: contusions, skin discolouration, and bruising of the skin. Soft tissue injuries, while often appearing minor at first, can later cause extreme discomfort. Joint, ligament, and connective tissue injuries are also commonly seen as a result of rear end car accidents. Typical examples would be the tearing of the ACL or MCL within the knee, or the rotator cuff in the shoulder. Musculoskeletal injuries can also occur such as: whiplash, sprains, TMJ pain and symptoms, and strains. These are very common in auto accidents, regardless of the type of accident or speed at which accident occurred. These injuries can ultimately lead to chronic pain, fibromyalgia, disturbed sleep, headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.
Common Scenarios Involving Rear End Collisions
- Being stopped at a red light;
- Being stopped at a stop sign;
- Unexpected slowing or stopping on a highway or interstate;
- Unanticipated slowing or stopping in a construction zone;
- Slowing or stopping at a pedestrian crossing;
- Slowing or stopping to turn left;
Dedicated To Obtaining Fair Compensation for Our Clients
Smith Thompson’s personal injury lawyers in Edmonton collectively bring almost 40 years of experience settling accident claims. We offer clients the experience and knowledge to negotiate with the insurance company of at fault parties, and build a strong case for trial should a trial be necessary. Our personal injury team leverages the resources of leading medical experts, accident investigators, and engineers to present an argument that will provide you with compensation. At Smith Thompson we realize the possibility of lost wages, pain and suffering and growing medical bills our clients will face. Don’t hesitate to take the first step by meeting with a member of our team for a free consultation.
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Our auto accident lawyers at Smith Thompson offer free consultations for accident and injury victims, and many of our matters operate on a contingency-fee basis which means there are no fees until our lawyers recover damages on your behalf.