REAR END COLLISION CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS MN- DRIVING TIPS- AVOID REAR-ENDER CAR COLLISIONS
MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have settled car accident injury claims of more than $5 million dollars where the injuries were caused by the fault of the driver that “rear-ended” the car in which the Schmidt-Salita client was a passenger.
REAR END COLLISIONS ARE A MAJOR CAUSE OF MINNESOTA CAR ACCIDENTS.
Nearly 80% of the car accident cases handled by the Schmidt Salita Law Team have involved rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions cause serious life-altering injuries including whiplash and concussion. The force of a rear-end collision can cause significant trauma of the neck and back of the victim. In addition, a rear-end collision can cause trauma to the brain as it is smashed back and forth inside the skull, causing a brain concussion injury resulting in chronic Post Concussion Syndrome, a form of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).
WHIPLASH INJURIES CAN RESULT IN PERMANENT DISABILITY.
Whiplash injuries are no joke! Whiplash injuries can involve permanent damage to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and intervertebral discs of the neck and back. In some cases, surgery is required. In other cases, physical therapy and injection therapy is needed long-term. In other cases, the injury victim simply lives on for many years with the misery of chronic neck and back pain. The American Medical Association has declared low back pain as the #1 cause of disability and medical bills in the US workforce.
CONCUSSION INJURIES CAN RESULT IN PERMANENT DISABILITY.
Concussion injuries can result in Post Concussion Syndrome which can result in permanent disability due to long-term cognitive, vision, balance, and psychological disabilities.
PRACTICING DEFENSIVE DRIVING CAN HELP AVOID REAR END COLLISIONS WHILE PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES
Here are some helpful defensive driving techniques you can learn and use while on the road:
- Allow extra space for the car behind you to stop in order to avoid rear-end collisions.
Rear-end collisions account for the largest percentage of car accidents.
When slowing down in traffic, always slow down well ahead of your stop, leaving extra space between you and the vehicle ahead. Tap your brake lights give the driver of the car behind an earlier warning of the impending stop. Watch the vehicle behind carefully. If it does not appear to be having enough room to safely stop without hitting your car, you can then pull ahead and give that car the extra space to stop that you provided for yourself, thus providing an extra measure of safety for yourself as well.
2. Do not allow the car behind to tailgate. If you do, you are placing yourself at risk. Simply activate your emergency flashers to place the driver behind on notice that the tailgating behavior will not be tolerated.
3. In conditions of ice and snow, you should always test your brakes to determine the braking conditions of the roadway. Then maintain a reduced rate of speed commensurate with the braking conditions.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.