Helping Maryland Victims of Rear-End Collisions

Serving personal injury clients in Baltimore, Columbia and throughout the state

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publishes data about car accidents throughout the United States. According to their most recent data, “rear-end crashes resulted in 1,705 fatalities and represented almost half of all two-vehicle crashes” in 2012. Even a seemingly minor rear-end collision can cause serious problems; after all, a “fender bender” still has enough force to literally bend or destroy a piece of your car.

At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we understand the ramifications of a serious rear-end collision and know what it will take for you to recover after the accident. For 30 years, our personal injury law firm has been a beacon of hope for auto accident victims in Baltimore, Columbia and throughout the state of Maryland. When you need help, we work swiftly to obtain the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.

The dangers of a rear-end collision

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, NHTSA, tells us that there were 1.7 million rear-end collisions in 2012, which averages to approximately 4,500 a day. As the numbers increase, so do drivers’ chances of higher insurance premiums and lost wages. Aside from the financial considerations, a driver or passenger in a rear-end collision may also risk serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, arising from hitting an air bag, steering wheel, dashboard or head rest too hard
  • Whiplash, a condition caused by the rapid “snapping” of the neck back and forth
  • Paralysis, if the neck or spine is broken or crushed during impact
  • Internal organ or tissue damage, if the body is crushed in the car
  • Lacerations caused by broken glass
  • Broken bones caused by the impact of the hit, or by being crushed in the car

Though many rear-end collisions are not fatal, a car that is hit by a speeding or reckless driver could crash into another object hard enough to lead to the death of the driver or passenger. Rear-end accidents are also a leading cause of multi-car collisions; should your car hit another vehicle, your chances of sustaining an injury can increase as well.

At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., our Maryland auto accident attorneys offer our personal injury clients in both aggressive representation and comprehensive explanations of what their options might be moving forward. Because we all live and work in Maryland, we understand the difficulties of traveling on its roads; we also know how the other side might argue to avoid compensating our clients justly. We work with accident reconstructionists when necessary, handle the insurance companies and work with your doctors to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information about your expenses and your injuries. If you were hit from behind in gridlock traffic in Baltimore, or ended up sandwiched between two cars on a roadway in Columbia or anywhere throughout Maryland, we fight for you in court so that you can focus your energies on the healing process.

Learn more about your rights after you were injured in a rear-end collision

A serious auto accident can cost you time, money and even your life. Plaxen & Adler, P.A., is a premier law firm serving clients in Baltimore, Columbia and throughout Maryland. Please call us at 410-988-4449 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer.