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The Dangers of Rear End Auto Accidents


Rear end auto accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents on the road in Nashville. While many people just think of rear end accidents as small fender benders in the city, this type of accident can cause real damage to its victims, especially when the vehicle rear ending another is traveling at a significant speed. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we have represented the legal interests of many auto accident victims injured in rear end accidents. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free case consultation and learn more about how our office can help.

Injuries Caused by Rear End Auto Accidents

The injuries caused by rear end accidents can be very serious for victims because oftentimes they do not see the vehicle coming before the impact. This gives victims little to no opportunity to brace or deflect the force of the crash before it occurs. Some of the most common injuries sustained in rear end auto accidents includes the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Facial trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Death

These injuries can occur not just in the initial impact, but in chain reactions that can also occur in a rear end accident. Talk to an experienced auto accident attorney to learn more.

Rear End Accidents Can Cause a Chain Reaction

While some rear end accidents are self-contained, in some cases a rear end collision can set off a chain reaction that ultimately can injure many and cause even more serious injuries than the initial impact. One of the most common situations where a chain reaction occurs is when a person does not slow down or stop at an intersection where multiple cars are waiting. A vehicle can rear impact the car immediately in front, which then crashes into the car in front of it, and so on. Another common chain reaction occurs when a rear end accident happens with enough force at an intersection that it pushes the impacted vehicle into the intersection, causing it to be struck by other vehicles.

The issue with chain reaction cases is determining fault and compensation for all parties involved. Accusations of fault can significantly decrease the overall award for damages, even if the victim deserves to be fully compensated for their injuries. You should never speak with an insurance adjuster or anyone else about a chain reaction rear end accident before talking to a lawyer first. If a chain reaction occurs, it is critical that you hire an attorney with experience investigating and litigating this type of personal injury case.

Talk to Our Office Now

If you or someone you know has been involved in a rear end auto accident in the Nashville area, call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free case consultation with one of our experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys.

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