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Rear End Accidents

Rear End Accident

The Maine injury attorneys at Briggs & Wholey appreciate the amount of stress an injured car accident victim suffers from after an accident. We know you are dealing with medical appointments, hospital bills, and insurance claims. The physical toll of a rear-end car accident can last long after a vehicle is repaired or replaced. Medical studies estimate that 85% of neck injuries seen clinically occur due to car crashes. 85% of those car accident related injuries are from rear-end impacts. Significant symptoms of neck injury can occur, even if the speed of impact was less than five miles per hour.

If you or someone you know have suffered from a rear-end car accident, call the attorneys at Briggs & Wholey to discuss your case. We understand that it is difficult to focus on your physical recovery while sorting through bills and paperwork, and we look forward to providing you with the advocacy you need. Our experienced litigators are familiar with the policies and procedures of insurance companies, and will aggressively fight for the compensation you are due.

A Correct Calculation is Necessary for Adequate Future Medical Expenses Compensation

You may be surprised to learn that extensive neck injury occurs more frequently at lower speeds than in high-speed rear-end collisions. Collisions at speeds under 40 mph cause maximum hyperextension, or whiplash, of the cervical spine due to the head and neck moving longer and faster than the rest of the car. Whiplash can result in altered joint movement and posture due to muscle and ligament tears. The severity of the whiplash injury may depend on whether the driver anticipated the crash and tensed up, if the seatback was stiff, or if the headrest was set too low.

In rear-end car accident negligence actions, it is important to show that the at-fault driver was negligent, and the injury sustained was caused by the accident. Compensation includes monies for medical expenses, damage to the vehicle, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future medical expenses. Receipts and pay stubs can be readily obtained to prove the extent of compensation needed for lost wages and doctors’ bills, but it is difficult to estimate how much money will be needed to cover future medical expenses. A mere diagnosis may not be enough to show the extent of the injury. Expert witnesses may be crucial to show what type of ongoing treatment is required to make the injured party whole. A thorough medical examination and complete records can show the necessity of long-term treatment, so it is important to have all documentation available.

Experienced Litigators Are On Hand to Help You In Your Time of Need

Alison Wholey has successfully litigated and negotiated million-dollar verdicts and settlements for several injured plaintiffs in Maine. The law office of Briggs & Wholey can aggressively investigate and try your car accident case to maximize the compensation you are entitled to. With nearly 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys know how to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence. If you have been the victim of a rear-end collision, call Maine car accident attorneys Briggs & Wholey at (888) 596-1099 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.

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