Rear-end car collisions can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, whiplash, spinal cord injuries and even traumatic brain injuries. Despite the prevalence of seatbelts and decades of advancements in vehicle safety, drivers and passengers alike can find themselves at risk of serious injury should they be involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Fatal rear-end collision occurs in Arizona
A recent car accident in Glendale left a young girl hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and one person dead. According to an article by AZFamily, the collision occurred during the evening hours of November 7. Reports indicate that the two vehicles involved in the collision were both traveling in the same direction down the road when one vehicle slammed into the back of the other. No immediate cause for the collision has been announced, although local law enforcement officials are investigating whether driving impairments or speeding may have played a role in the crash.
While the two individuals in the car that caused the rear-end collision were not injured in the crash, three out of the four occupants of the second vehicle were not so lucky. Two were taken to the hospital to treat mild to severe injuries, while the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth occupant of the vehicle walked away from the crash physically unscathed.
Legal options for compensation after an accident
When someone’s negligence or reckless driving results in a car accident, anyone injured in the crash may be able to pursue financial compensation with a personal injury lawsuit. However, it’s important to remember that the circumstances that cause every accident are different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach for every case. Talk with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more.