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Bloomington, Illinois Rear-End Collision Attorney

Schuyler County rear-ended car accident attorney for whiplash and TBI

Lawyers for Injuries in Rear-End Accidents in Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, and Peoria

All car accidents should be taken seriously. What may seem like a minor bump can have long-lasting effects, including injuries that require costly medical treatment and expensive repairs to a damaged vehicle. This is especially true in rear-end collisions, which can range from a minor impact without any visible damage to a major crash resulting in serious injuries.

A person who is struck from behind by another car or truck may treat the collision as a minor inconvenience, and after making a quick survey of the scene and exchanging information with the other driver, they may go on their way. However, failing to take the right steps after this kind of accident can lead to problems down the road, since the injuries experienced in a rear-end collision may take days, weeks, or even months to make themselves fully known, and what may seem like minor damage to a vehicle can end up costing thousands of dollars to repair. To make sure your rights are protected after a rear-end accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have more than 40 years of experience working with victims of car accidents and personal injuries, which gives us an understanding of how these situations can affect a person and their family. We will help you gather the necessary evidence and place the proper value on your injuries, and we will work to ensure you are fully repaid for all of the damages you have suffered, including the costs of medical treatment for your injuries, any income you have lost, the damage to your vehicle or other property, and your pain and suffering.

Injuries in Rear-End Collisions

In high-speed rear-end accidents, drivers and passengers can suffer severe injuries that may require emergency medical treatment or lead to disabilities or other ongoing medical issues. Even lower-speed collisions can lead to long-lasting injuries that can cause chronic pain and affect a person's daily life. Some common injuries that can occur in rear-end collisions include:

  • Whiplash - The sudden, jerking motion of the head and neck caused by the impact of a collision can cause serious harm to a persons' muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as damage to the vertebrae in the neck. A person may experience tingling, numbness, and pain, and if not treated properly, symptoms can worsen over time and drastically affect a person's quality of life.
  • Spine injuries - Damage to the back or spinal cord can lead to paralysis or permanent disabilities. In many cases, a person will require years of physical therapy and ongoing medical treatment, and they may never be able to return to the work or activities they were able to do before the accident.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) - A collision may cause a person's head to strike the vehicle's frame or windows, the steering wheel, or other objects in their car. Head injuries can cause brain trauma, which can result in ongoing medical issues, including loss of memory, impairment to coordination, chronic headaches, mood disorders, or loss of cognitive function.

In most cases, a driver who collides with another vehicle from the rear will be at fault for the accident. However, there may be other parties involved. For example, a high-speed collision may cause a car or truck to collide with a third vehicle after being struck from behind, or a rear-end collision may occur because the driver in front slowed down suddenly after a pedestrian entered the road unexpectedly. Following an accident, it is important to gather as much information as possible to ensure that the parties who were at fault for the accident can be held responsible for the victims' injuries.

Contact a Sangamon County Rear-End Collision Lawyer

Our attorneys can help you receive the medical care you need after being injured in a rear-end accident, and we will work to make sure you are repaid for the financial harm you and your family have suffered. To set up a free consultation, contact our office at 888-826-8682 or 888-U-COUNT-2. We assist with car accidents and injuries across Illinois, including Springfield, Decatur, Champaign County, Peoria, Adams County, Schuyler County, Rushville, McLean County, Champaign, Pekin, McDonough County, Sangamon County, Quincy, Tazewell County, Macon County, Peoria County, and Bloomington.

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