The most common car accident case in Florida, clearly is a rear-end collision. You see them everywhere. And, sometimes you kind of wonder, why do we have so many rear-end collisions? When you talk to people and look at the statistics, it all comes down to two things really... speed and distraction.
You know that when you are going at a higher rate of speed you cover a greater distance, the stopping distance is more, and the impact is greater. So many of these accidents are caused by speeding and they are also caused by someone looking away, tending to a child in the backseat, changing a station on the radio, texting and any of the number of distractions you have when we drive our cars.
Rear-end collisions are common but they can also be very harmful to people. They are the classic whiplash-type injury and injuries like herniated cervical disc, herniated lumbar disc and other serious injuries can be caused by a rear-end accident.
If you've been involved in this type of accident I would urge you to talk with an experienced car accident lawyer before you make any serious decisions about your case.