Boynton Beach Rear-End Collisions
Boynton Beach, Florida, is crisscrossed by both highways and smaller roads, all traversed by residents, visitors, and those simply passing through. Boynton Beach has beaches, shopping, restaurants and nightlife that draw people to the city, and it also lies between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, so many individuals - and automobiles - drive on Boynton Beach roadways as they travel to other destinations.
Regardless of the reason, the increasing number of drivers on Boynton Beach roadways raises the chances of the most common type of car accident, a rear impact or rear end collision. Anyone in Boynton Beach involved in a rear-end collision should call the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky for legal guidance regarding their next step.Statistics on Rear End Accidents
A rear impact collision is simply an accident where the front one vehicle, usually a bumper, makes contact with the back of another car.
Rear end collisions are the most common types of automobile collisions, with almost two million crashes taking place every year in the United States. In 2014, approximately 32.4 percent of total crashes are rear impact accidents. Of those accidents, 1,966 involved fatalities, 522,000 involved injuries, and 1,442,000 caused only property damage.Causes of Rear End Collision
Rear end collisions happen for a number of reasons, usually involving situations where the front driver must apply brakes quickly and the driver behind is not able to respond as fast. Some of the most common reasons for a rear impact crash are distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, inclement weather, or unsafe road conditions.
The explosion of cell phone use in cars in Boynton Beach, either texting or driving, has increased the number of distracted driving accidents, many of which involve rear-end crashes.
One point for individuals in Boynton Beach involved in a rear end accident is that while it is generally the fault of the driver in the rear, that is not always the case. There are situations where the driver in front is at fault or partially at fault, raising the complexity of the situation.Rear End Injuries
Rear end accidents can appear benign, but can cause serious injuries. Whiplash and other neck injuries are the most common problems after a rear end collision, and may not immediately present themselves. "Whiplash" is a lay term meaning pain or discomfort in the neck and shoulder area that is the result of necks, shoulders and spines violently extending beyond their normal range. Approximately 20 percent of people involved in rear end accidents suffer from this type of injury. Other common injuries from rear impact accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Facial trauma
- Injuries to limbs
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Broken ribs
- Seatbelt and airbag injury
Frankl & Kominsky helps victims of rear end crashes in Boynton Beach and other South Florida locations. Rear end collisions can be complex, and require a legal team well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury and accident law, like the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky. We know that establishing negligence is critical to a successful claim, and we know how to navigate the legal system to help victims obtain compensation they deserve. We work hard to help victims of rear end collisions in Boynton Beach and throughout South Florida obtain financial compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other costs caused by negligent drivers. Call us today at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form for a free consultation to discuss your case. Frankl & Kominsky helps clients in Boynton Beach and throughout South Florida, including Pompano, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and elsewhere. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.