UPI reported on August 18, 2013 that Virginia residents think spending over $10,000 on electronic road signs that say “Don’t hit the car in front of you” is a waste of Arlington County taxpayer money. Some even said the signs were a distraction themselves. But whether you think the Arlington County police department was right or the residents are right, both can agree that rear end collisions shouldn’t happen.
Rear end collisions are the easiest accident to avoid and also one of the easiest to prove. They’re the most common type of car accident in the United States. The damage to the cars tells who was driving too close and whose car got hit.
Common reasons for rear end collisions are:
- Driving too fast
- Driving too close – tailgating
- Talking on a cell phone or texting
- Not paying attention to the traffic light
Common injuries from rear end collisions are muscle and whiplash damage to the neck and back. The injuries often take time to really become painful so it’s best to get to a doctor as soon as possible and to not settle your claim until a sufficient amount of time has passed and a doctor whom you trust has cleared you and released you from all treatment.
How our firm can help
Anyone who has been in a car accident, in Virginia or North Carolina, or who knows someone who was killed in a car accident because of the negligence of another needs to have legal help. Contact Norfolk Injury Lawyer Joe Miller or call us at 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and whether you might have a significant recovery coming your way.