By the time you see the vehicle in the rear-view mirror rushing toward you, there’s nothing you can do. Rear-end collisions occur when one car slams into another from the rear. These accidents are very common and are generally the result of the rear driver not paying attention, or approaching an intersection too fast. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our team of Kansas City car accident attorneys works to do everything in their power to get you the compensation you deserve.
People often refer to rear-end collision injuries as “whiplash,” and sometimes in a disrespectful way. But these kinds of collisions and the injuries they cause can be extremely serious. When one car piles into another at high speed, all the energy from the approaching car is transferred to the car sitting in the intersection. Even when passengers are belted in, their bodies are subjected to a violent whipping action that can result in lifelong dysfunction and pain.
Very often, people’s heads bounce off the dashboard or windshield and cause serious concussions and permanent brain damage. The word “whiplash” does not do these life-altering injuries justice.
The lawyers at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. of Kansas City, Missouri, have been representing victims of rear-end collisions for years. What is most galling about these cases is that the drivers who cause the accident are often distracted, on the phone, reaching for a CD, or looking the wrong way, and are indifferent to the serious injuries they are about to cause innocent people.
When it is apparent that your injury was the result of driver misbehavior such as driving drunk, recklessly, or distracted, we seek punitive damages above and beyond compensation for your injuries.
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