Typical Injuries Resulting from MA Rear End Car Accident

Rear end motor vehicle collisions are the most common type of automobile accidents in Massachusetts. Other common MA vehicular wrecks include T-bone crashes (side collisions), rollover accidents and single car collisions. Rear end collisions obviously also involve motorcycles, bicycles, trucks and buses.

Rear-end accidents can result in hundreds of different types of injuries in Massachusetts or even result in death.

In the case of a tractor trailer or 18-wheeler tuck hitting an automobile the crash could be deadly or cause catastrophic injury. A rear end accident in MA is often caused by distracted driving / texting and driving, speeding, drunk driving, drowsy driving, drugged driving, reckless driving, poor visibility, slick roads, mechanical failure etc.

In some instances multiple vehicles are involved in the same rear end crash. These multi-car pileups are often caused by poor visibility, driver distraction, slick / slippery road conditions and bad weather. According to top Los Angeles Motor Vehicle accident Lawyer, Steven Sweat some of the most common types of injuries from vehicle crashes are ” * Back  – Spinal, cervical, thoracic, lumbar * Head  – Traumatic Brain Injury, concussion* Neck  – Whiplash, cervical fractures, sprains * Body / Extremities – Broken bones, arm, leg, foot, shoulder, ribs” ####

Here are the most common injuries in Mass. from rear end car accidents:

Soft Tissue/ Whiplash injury:  Whiplash injury is the most common type of injury resulting from a rear-end auto mishap.  Whiplash injury occurs when a persons’ neck jolts forward and backwards quickly.  In many instances a person who suffers soft tissue injury will not feel any pain until a day or even days after the car crash.

Insurance companies are usually very cheap in their settlement offers when there is only a soft tissue injury involved. That is the reason why an injured victim needs a good Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney on their side fighting to get them the justice that they deserve. A Mass. car accident Lawyer will obtain medical records and reports, consult with your doctors, obtain medical and treatment bill and present your claim in the most favorable light to the Insurance adjuster.

If necessary the MA Auto Accident Attorney will be required to bring a lawsuit in Mass. Courts in order to get you recovery as a result of the negligence which caused your injuries.

Whiplash can be caused by a relatively slow speed accident. It is very important that a person injured in a rear-ender causing whiplash injury treat with their medical provider, chiropractor or physical therapist. According to Web MD, “Neck strain is often just called whiplash. Although it’s usually associated with car accidents, any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause neck strain. The sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck.”

Herniated Disc – Herniated disks are also another common injury resulting from automobile accidents. These injuries are often far more painful than soft tissue injuries. Insurance companies are often willing to pay more compensation a result of herniated discs as compared to soft tissue injury. “There are many different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as “herniated disc,” “pinched nerve,” and “bulging disc,” and all are used differently by doctors.” 



Traumatic Brain injury/ head injury / concussions One of the most serious injuries that can be caused by an auto accident or motorcycle crash is traumatic brain injury. This type of damage often leads to permanent injury and leads to years of rehabilitation.

The center for disease control reports “Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In 2010 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.”

I strongly suggest that all bicyclists and motorcycle operators wear a helmet at all times. A helmet can help prevent traumatic brain damage as a result of a bike accident in Massachusetts.

The CDC reports “A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury.”

Broken bones: A broken arm, leg or other bone caused by a MA car accident requires immediate medical attention

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