A rear end car wreck is one of the more common types of motor vehicle accident, and lately Houston seems to have seen more than its fair share. Patrol cars in particular have been hit with alarming regularity. KHOU 11 News reporter Kevin Reece covered the third such occurrence in just over a month. On December 30, 2013, Corporal Matt Hales stopped a car for a routine violation, and as he was walking to his patrol car, another vehicle slammed into the back of his unit, which was forced into the rear of the car the officer had stopped.
As is often the case with a rear end car wreck, the driver of the vehicle in front suffered a neck injury. The driver of the car in the rear was arrested for driving while intoxicated – his second offense.
In another, similar accident on November 7, a deputy was injured when she was rear-ended by an intoxicated driver at Rayford and FM 1960. Just an hour into the investigation of that crash, another impaired driver rear-ended yet another patrol car at the location.
If you have been involved in a rear end car wreck, the likelihood of a neck injury or other soft tissue damage is high. An impaired driver is obviously going to be held to a very high standard of accountability for involvement in a rear end car wreck.
Of course, if you’ve suffered a neck injury or another type of painful complication, you are probably less concerned with what caused the offending driver to hit you than you are with receiving proper, fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
In the event that you are injured in a rear end car wreck, Kirkedall Dwyer LLP’s attorneys are available to help you. A free consultation is just as easy as phoning 713-522-3529 today.