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Rear-end collisions may cause serious injuries

On Behalf of | Aug 28, 2023 | Car Accidents

Every year, countless rear-end collisions occur on New Jersey’s roads and highways, resulting in a range of injuries to those involved. These accidents, often caused by negligent driving behaviors like distracted driving or tailgating, have serious consequences for those injured.

While many types of injuries result from rear-end crashes, here are some of the most common.


Whiplash happens when the head jerks forcefully forward and backward, causing strain on the ligaments and muscles of the neck. Symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain, headaches, stiffness and shoulder or back pain. In some cases, these symptoms can persist and affect many aspects of daily life.


Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that may result from rear-end crashes. Symptoms may include dizziness, confusion, nausea and sensitivity to light and noise. It is a good idea to seek medical prompt attention in the event of a possible concussion, as untreated concussions may have long-term effects on cognitive function.

Back injuries

The impact of a rear-end collision may cause significant stress on the spine and lower back, leading to herniated discs or vertebral fractures. These injuries may require extensive medical treatment, including physical therapy or, in severe cases, surgery.

Facial injuries

Airbags are there to help protect occupants during collisions, but they may also cause injuries, particularly in rear-end accidents. The force of the airbag deployment may cause lacerations, bruising or fractures.

While some injuries resulting from rear-end collisions are minor in nature, others have the potential to upend many areas of the injured person’s life.