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Chicago, IL Rear-End Car Accident Lawyers

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Attorneys for Injuries and Damages in Motor Vehicle Collisions in Cook County, Englewood, and Ashburn

Collisions between vehicles can occur in a variety of different situations, and one of the most common types of car accidents involves one vehicle striking another car from behind. This can happen when a person drives too fast to be able to slow down or stop in time, when distracted driving causes a person to fail to notice that another vehicle has slowed down or stopped, or because of the failure of brakes or other vehicle parts. In many cases, rear-end collisions may seem like minor incidents, but in addition to causing significant damage to a vehicle, they can also lead to injuries that may have long-lasting effects on a person's health and well-being.

Following a rear-end collision, the attorneys of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. can help you take the right steps to receive the financial compensation you deserve. With over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, we will assist in gathering evidence to demonstrate liability for a collision, and we will gather documentation that shows the extent of the damages you have suffered. We will negotiate with insurance companies to make sure you receive the money you deserve, and if necessary, we will pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation from a negligent driver or other parties who were responsible for your injuries and damages.

Common Injuries in Rear-End Collisions

Being rear-ended will not always lead to injuries, but in situations involving high-speed impacts, victims may suffer significant bodily harm. Even seemingly minor collisions can cause injuries that may not become known until days or weeks after the crash occurred. Following a collision, it is always a good idea to see a doctor and undergo tests to identify any issues that may affect a victim's health and well-being. Some injuries that commonly occur in rear-end collisions include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) - During a collision, drivers or passengers may strike their head on objects in the vehicle, such as a headrest, steering wheel, or dashboard. Crash victims may experience concussions, and in serious cases, brain tissue may be permanently damaged. These types of injuries can lead to memory loss, problems with balance and coordination, sensitivity to light and sound, mood disorders, sleep disorders, or seizures.
  • Whiplash - The force of a collision may cause a person's head and neck to move back and forth suddenly. This can lead to spine injuries involving the vertebrae in the neck. Whiplash can have long-lasting effects, including pain in the neck, back, and shoulders and numbness or tingling in the extremities. In serious cases, a person may experience paralysis in different parts of the body.
  • Broken bones - A collision may result in fractured bones throughout the body. Broken arms or legs can restrict a person's movement and cause them to be unable to work or perform daily tasks while they are recovering. If a person was holding the steering wheel at the time of a collision, this could lead to fractures in the hands or wrists, and surgery and physical therapy may be needed to repair the damage.

Contact a Kenwood Rear-End Collision Attorney

At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., we can provide you with legal help and representation following a rear-end collision or any other type of car crash. We will fight to achieve justice for you and ensure that you are fully compensated for your damages, including the costs of medical treatment, income you have lost, damage to your car or other property, and pain and suffering. We work on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any fees unless we collect compensation. To set up a free consultation and learn how we can help with your case, contact our office at 312-977-1300. We assist with car accident cases in Chicago and throughout Cook County and the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Kenwood, South Shore, Bronzeville, Garfield Park, Englewood, Gresham, Chatham, Austin, Ashburn, and Pullman.

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