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Rear-end collisions are not always just fender-benders

Do you know that rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident? Sometimes these incidents are little more than two bumpers nudging one another at a stop light. If injuries occur, they can be very minor and quickly resolved.

But, unfortunately, that is not the only type of rear-end collision that occurs on south Florida highways. Some rear-end collisions that occur at high rates of speed can be deadly, with one vehicle slamming into another and causing chain-reaction, multi-vehicle wrecks that cause carnage. A rear-end collision can cause a smaller vehicle to underride a truck and shear off its top like an opened sardine tin.

Even when the damage is not lethal, victims of rear-end collisions can suffer severe and permanent injuries that leave them a shell of the person they were before their accident. Injured drivers and passengers can wind up paralyzed and unable to continue working. They may suffer traumatic brain injuries that irrevocably alter their intimate and familial relationships. Some may wind up abandoned by spouses or family members and live out their days in long-term care settings.

While no two crashes are exactly the same, it's vital that those in the impacted vehicles get a police report after the collision. Even if no one initially appears to be hurt, injuries can manifest later. Without that official record of the accident, it can be difficult to pursue claims of damages.

At The Briggs Law Firm, we understand that sometimes justice must be won. We make sure that our clients are treated fairly by the at-fault drivers' insurance companies. If a sufficient settlement offer is not forthcoming, we don't hesitate to take these personal injury cases to trial on their merits.

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