Timothy W. Wagner, 53, and Marla J. Krueger, 65, both of Orondo were taken to Cascade Medical center after a rear-end car accident on Highway 2, 16 miles west of Leavenworth on Friday afternoon around 2pm.
According to a report in The Wenatchee World, Wagner had stopped his Honda Accord to make a left hand turn when he was rear-ended by a west-bound Subaru driven by Robert Krueger, 664, of East Wenatchee. Robert Krueger was not injured in the car accident.
Rear-End Car Accidents
Rear-end collisions are a very common type auto accidents in which the injured seek legal assistance. Often the following driver is assumed to be at fault though sometimes the vehicle in front can be at fault in cases where the vehicle came to a sudden, unexpected stop.
Rear-end car collisions can be caused by some of the following:
- Following too closely
- Driver inattentiveness
- Distractions including eating, using a cell phone or playing with the radio
- Poor visibility due to heavy rain or snow
- Pushing a yellow light when the car in front stops
- Accelerating from a stop more quickly than the car in front
- The driver accidentally releasing the brake pedal
Rear-End Car Accident Injuries
Rear-end car accidents often result in serious injuries including whiplash, an injury in which there is a hyperflexion/hyperextension of the cervical spine. In rear-end car accidents, as the vehicle is pushed forward, the head can snap backwards ripping, tearing and stretching muscles in the neck. Because whiplash is a “soft tissue” injury, it is sometimes a challenge to obtain damages even though the injury can be quite painful.
Other types of rear-end injuries may include lacerations, bruises and closed head injuries. Closed head injuries can be the most serious of injuries and can result in temporary or permanent disability.
Washington Car Accident Attorney Can Help You
If you were injured in a rear-end car accident, you may be seeking the assistance of a personal injury attorney. If you have a whiplash or soft tissue injury, you may need to fight insurance adjusters so that you can obtain a fair settlement. The attorneys at The Farber Law Group can make sure your rights are protected.
Washington Rear End Collision Lawyers
The Farber Law Group has been representing car accident victims for more than 40 years. Our rear-end collision attorneys work hard so victims can obtain compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We may be able to assist you too.
Call us toll free at 1-800-244-9087 or use our contact form.