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Rear End Accidents

One of the most common auto v. auto accidents is the “rear end collision”. These accidents are usually caused by a driver looking away from the road for only a few seconds, to change the radio station or often to “shoo” a bug out of their car. Believe it or not, insects cause a large number of accidents because drivers become distracted based on a normal phobia of the small flying creatures.

The California basic speed law requires that drivers always remain far enough behind the vehicle in front of them to be able to stop safely without colliding with the vehicle they are following. Because of this legal requirement, there is almost no situation where a rear end collision can be blamed on the front vehicle. The rear vehicle is assumed to have violated the basic speed law and it is nearly impossible for a driver striking a vehicle in front of them to avoid being found liable for the collision.

Whiplash

Rear end collisions often result in one of the most common automobile accident injuries known as “whiplash”. “Whiplash” occurs when the neck experiences sudden sharp forward and backward strains in repetition. Whiplash injuries range from mild to severe. Mild whiplash results in neck pain, headaches, tingling in the extremities and stiffness in the neck.

Moderate whiplash injuries may result in more severe symptoms such as those above plus chronic headaches and nerve damage. Moderate whiplash may result in bulging or thinning of the soft tissue “discs” which cushion the vertebrae from grating against one another which can be very painful and can cause partial loss of strength throughout the extremities or even some paralysis. Severe whiplash injuries can leave a person literally paralyzed for days, months or permanently because of the damage to the nerves which relay messages from the brain to the body.

Severe Injuries

Even more severe injuries may occur to the neck and back in rear end collisions when vertebrae in the spinal cord are fractured or even crushed. In those situations a person may require surgery including “fusion” of the vertebrae which severely limits their ability to move freely for the rest of their life in many cases.

In addition to the injuries to the neck and back, many people don’t realize that the brain can be severely injured by the mechanisms of a rear end collision, even if the person never hits their head on anything. The rapid forward and backward motion involved in such collisions cause the brain to be compressed inside the skull as it moves and is then suddenly stopped. This can cause bruising (bleeding) inside the brain which can result in loss of cognitive ability – the ability to think clearly.

For some, these injuries and the loss of brain functions never reverses. In those cases a person may never be able to return to their normal job, may lose memories or the ability to remember new things, may lose the ability to learn new things and may not even recognize their loved ones. Even worse, some may never be able to provide for their own care again, yet be fully aware of their disability. This is the most devastating kind of brain injury to the person and their loved ones. Imagine yourself suddenly mentally handicapped, but with the memory of having once been a doctor or scientist.

Medical Assistance

Rear end collisions are always dangerous and the damages may not be noticed for days or even weeks after the accident. Many people believe that because they did not report pain or symptoms of the injury immediately, they are “out of luck” and cannot pursue their claim. This is absolutely untrue. If you “feel fine” after the accident, but later develop symptoms such as those described above, you should immediately seek medical attention and request radiographic testing (x-rays, MRI’s or CT scans) to determine the extent of the injuries.

Many injuries can only be diagnosed through these medical imaging tests by a qualified medical expert. If your doctor determines that you have been injured you should immediately seek the help of a legal professional experienced in automobile accidents who understands the mechanics of your injuries and can work closely with your doctor to make certain that you receive the treatment you need and the settlement you deserve.

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Honestly can't say enough positive things about Lalezary Law Firm! I got into a severe car accident at the end of 2016 and they've been with me every step of the way ever since. Almost 4 years! I want to thank everyone there especially Caitlyn, Shawn, and Yasmeen. They have been responsive, helpful, and reassuring and I don't know what I would've done if I didn't have the legal support that I was able to get along the years. They are super professional and really helped me get through this hardship in my life. I would definitely recommend!!!

Ivonne K.

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Last year I contacted your law firm when I got into a car accident. the gentleman that handled my case, his name was Cesar. Cesar was very helpful and compassionate about my situation. He helped me get my car fixed very quickly and was super patient with me. He answered all of my questions and ensured me that everything will be taken care of. Once my case was settled I ended up getting more than I was expecting, which was amazing. I highly recommended Cesar and this law firm to anyone that needs help.

William Charlton

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I was a client to Lalezary firm for about a year, the staff is really nice and professional. I would get updates on the case status and when I did call I would usually get a call back within 24 hours. I really appreciate the work that was done for me. I got the most out of my settlement and when I called to have a break down of the costs, Genesis was very patient and gave me a break down on all of it. I will definitely recommend this law firm to friends and family, as well as call them in the future if needed (hopefully not soon).

Erendira Landa

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I had gotten into an accident and had no idea what to do. Friends and family recommended I get a lawyer since I was not at fault. I found this firm and I was beyond impressed. They handled everything for me from car insurance questions to finding doctors for me to visit. After my accident all I had to do was make appointments with various doctors to help with my pain. I give five stars because this firm went above and beyond and continued to follow up with me. I highly recommend if you are in need of a lawyer to use them.

Jacqueline Doinvieira

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The team at Lalezary we’re amazing! I am not the kind of person to seek legal counsel, but I was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle and the driver’s insurance was avoiding my attempts to get reimbursed. They were able to not only get a settlement that replaced my motorcycle, but they found me physical therapy which was close to my work. Now I am back to where I was physically before the accident and I am able to ride a motorcycle again. They were always responsive to my texts, calls, and emails. They even would systematically check to see how I was healing and if the support they linked me to was satisfactory.

Charles Mortensen

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This law firm is a team of miracle workers! Lalezary Law Firm saved me from suffering at another law firm from Century City. My case manager Jonathan was able to gather all the details from my accident ( literally within a week! ) and keeping me updated consistenty to keep me at ease. They work diligently and keep at it until your case is completed. I went through a car accident that almost took my life away but thanks to the higher power and Lalezary Law Firm, you won't even hesitate to choose them because I felt trust and integrity throughout my case and I feel happier in my life, which in my opinion, matters the most at the end of the day.

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