Four Common Injuries in a San Diego Rear-End Car Accident
Car accidents in San Diego are extremely common. The most common type of these accidents is the rear-collision. In fact, there are over 2.5 million rear-end collisions every year in the United States. In recent years, rear-end car crashes have been on a steady increase. Everyday distractions and handheld devices, combined with heavy San Diego traffic, play a large role in these collisions.
Although rear-end collisions are the most common type of accident, they are also the least fatal of all accidents. This does not mean that injuries are not common—in fact, they are. Some of the common injuries sustained during a rear-end car crash in San Diego include:
- Whiplash – Whiplash is the most common injury sustained during a rear-end collision. It is caused by a sudden involuntary movement to the neck. Its symptoms generally include pain in the neck and back, headaches, and tingling in the arms and legs.
- Lacerations – It is not uncommon for crashes to include shattered windows or jagged metal, which can cut a victim. These lacerations can be very painful and may even cause a person to bleed to death.
- Broken bones – The power and force caused by an accident can make bones fracture. The severity of the damage can range from a slight fracture to a compound fracture. Fractured bones can be very painful.
- Contusions – A contusion, or bruise, is a result of internal bleeding caused by trauma. Contusions can generally heal themselves; however, they can cause fatal blood clots and other dangerous conditions.
If you have been injured in a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced San Diego auto accident lawyer Keith Stone to discuss your legal options. Call 888-59-HELP-NOW to begin your claim. Also, be sure to ask for your free pamphlet, “What To Do In An Auto Accident.”
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