The Everett Herald Net reports that a 45-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended on Highway 99 in Lynnwood.
According to the report, the accident occurred around 3:50pm and there were multiple vehicles involved in the accident.
Whose at fault in a rear end car accident?
In rear end car accident, fault is frequently found with the following driver. Causes of rear end motor vehicle accidents include “tailgating”, driver distraction such as using a cell phone or a driver not anticipating the traffic flow.
Of course proof of negligence of either driver is required to apportion fault. In any accident, an investigation must be conducted to determine which driver is at fault. The driver of the first car must exercise ordinary care not to stop or slow without giving the driver behind him or her adequate notice of his/her intentions. The following driver must exercise due care by following at a reasonable distance and providing a proper lookout.
Rear End Collision Injuries
Victims of rear end collisions can be seriously injured even in low speed accidents. That is because, even at a low speed, the impact of being hit can cause a person’s headto snap forward and back causing a hyperflexion/hyperextension or “whiplash” injury. Because the head’s movement is greater than the normal range of motion, the neck muscles can be ripped or stretched.
Whiplash is not the only injuries someone can suffer in a rear-end accident, however.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer can Help
If you’ve been injured due to another driver’s negligence, a personal injury attorney will work to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and for your loss of wages. If you have a “whiplash” injury, many times an insurance company will summarily dismiss the claim. However, a personal injury attorney will make sure your injuries and complaints are documented and that you get the care you deserve.
The Farber Law Group, a personal injury law firm located in Bellevue, Washington, has more than 30 years experience representing victims of rear end car accidents and their families.
Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Bellevue to assist you.