When people think of a rear-ender, they often picture a light tap from the car behind, while sitting at a traffic stop. The reality is that rear-end collisions occurring at any speed (even while stopped) can result in some of the most traumatic and life-changing injuries. If you were injured in a rear-end collision anywhere in Connecticut, call the car accident injury lawyers at Wocl Leydon, LLC. We have offices in Stamford and Bridgeport for your convenience.
Brain Injuries From Whiplash and Sudden Deceleration
A traumatic brain injury can occur in a car accident even when the head does not come into contact with the windshield or interior frame of the car like during a head-on collision. When the head is suddenly whipped forward, then slammed to a stop in a whiplash motion after being struck from behind, the brain can be permanently damaged when it is struck against the inside of the skull. Such injuries are known as closed head injuries and are often the first injuries suffered in a rear-end collision, but the last injury to be diagnosed.
Neck and Back Injuries
The forces of a sudden impact from behind can result in muscle and nerve damage to the neck and upper back that can result in lingering pain and immobility for years. At their worst, neck and back injuries from a sudden impact can result in spinal cord damage that can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis and long-term muscle stiffness and chronic pain. Neck and upper back injuries may not be fully apparent until days or weeks following the accident. Do not assume your injuries are minor. Before talking to an insurance adjuster about a settlement, it pays to talk to an experienced car accident personal injury lawyer at Wocl Leydon, LLC.
Call the Connecticut Car Accident Attorneys at Wocl Leydon, LLC
From our offices in Stamford and Bridgeport, our lawyers represent clients in catastrophic injury litigation cases throughout Connecticut. Call us at 203.517.0456 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Stamford rear-end collision attorneys today.