Rear-End Collisions are Very Common
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accident cases we see in our legal practice. With the advent of the freeway system in Phoenix, incidents involving rear-end crashes between motorists are far more typical than intersection accidents.
While automotive engineers have been able to equip cars with safety devices that better protect people in rear-end accidents than in intersection or crossing accidents, injuries in rear-end accidents are still very prevalent. Despite advanced headrests, seat belts, padding and other safety measures, when one vehicle strikes into the back of another, whiplash or a cervical sprain/strain is still the most common car accident injury that we handle. The muscles and ligaments in our necks are not designed to suffer a sudden hyperextension of the neck followed by a violent flexing of the neck in the opposite direction, the result of which is whiplash. In many accident situations, people experience pain not only in the neck between the shoulder blades and in the lower back, but also sustain a herniated or bulging disc that results in pain radiating down their arms or legs.
Minimal Impact Soft Tissue Injuries (MIST)
When a rear-end collision takes place, insurance adjusters may use the term “soft tissue injury” in an attempt to minimize your injuries. However, having represented victims of a rear-end collision for many years, the lawyers at our firm know far too well just how painful and debilitating these injuries can be. We also know that these cases can be particularly challenging when there is very little damage to the vehicles involved in the collision. The insurance industry often designates these accidents as “low-impact accidents” and categorizes the injuries as minimal impact soft tissue (MIST) injuries.
Dealing with Difficult Insurance Adjusters
When a claim is made involving a rear-end collision, the insurance companies will rely on their teams of adjusters, whose specific role is to deny or limit compensation in these car accident cases. The attorneys at our firm have dealt with these adjusters for many years, and we have developed successful methods to obtain fair compensation for our clients. A rear-end collision can result in extraordinarily painful and life-altering injuries, and a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at our firm will launch a meticulous investigation to prove your case. We truly care about you and your family and are committed to making sure you receive the monetary compensation you need to recover from your accident.
You Can Reach a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer at our Firm 24/7/365
While rear-end accidents may be a common occurrence, they can change the course of your life in an instant. Whether the person who struck your vehicle was talking on a cell phone, driving aggressively, tailgating your car or engaging in other unsafe driving practices, Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. is here to help. We provide free case evaluations in rear-end collision cases and handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis. Call us now at 602-535-1900 to discuss your case.