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Injuries in rear-end accidents can be deceiving

On Behalf of | May 19, 2020 | Car Accidents |

Walking away from any crash is a win to most Minnesota residents. While any injuries that are not life-threatening may seem like a win as well, they can still be serious. Most people consider rear-end accidents to be minor inconveniences, but they can be just as severe as other types of crashes.

For instance, emergency medical responders recently transported two people involved in a rear-end collisionto the hospital. Their injuries were described as not life-threatening. No further information on their injuries or current conditions was available.

Preliminary reports indicate that both vehicles were headed north on Highway 4 on a recent Monday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the lead vehicle, which was driven by a 60-year-old woman, slowed in order to make a turn into a driveway. In the meantime, the second vehicle, which was operated by a 17-year-old, came up behind the first vehicle but failed to stop.

The resulting collision led to injuries for both drivers, and they were taken to the hospital. Injuries do not need to put someone’s life in jeopardy to have a lasting impact on an accident victim. Even temporary interruptions to a person’s life can quickly become a financial burden. Medical bills, time off work and other damages and financial losses add up fast.

Minnesota law allows victims of motor vehicle crashes, including rear-end accidents, to pursue restitution for their losses. Filing a personal injury claim could result in an award of damages designed to cover those losses. However, it will first be necessary to provide the court with evidence that another person’s negligence or recklessness led to the injuries suffered and the damages sustained. Anyone going through this process could benefit from consulting with an experienced attorney before moving forward.