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Rear-end collision injuries run the gamut from whiplash and minor soft tissue injuries to spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries. Rear-end accidents are one of the most common accident types we handle at Nonni Homola. We know victims can face physical, emotional, and financial challenges after a car accident. If you suffered injuries from being rear-ended, please contact our office to learn how we can assist you. 

Common Rear-End Collision Injuries 

Rear-end accidents can lead to various injuries, some of which could be life-threatening. Read on to learn more about some of the most common rear-end accident injuries we represent clients for in Florida. 


The most common injury from being rear-ended is whiplash. The neck’s abrupt forward and backward movement causes whiplash during the accident. Symptoms might include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and sometimes more severe neurological issues. Insurance companies often dismiss whiplash as a minor injury. However, whiplash can lead to chronic pain and disability if not properly treated.

Back Injuries

Lower back injuries are also common in rear-end accidents. The force exerted on the body during a collision can strain or tear the muscles and ligaments in the back, leading to pain and limited mobility. Victims can sometimes suffer herniated discs, which might require surgery and lead to lasting discomfort.

Head and Brain Injuries

Rear-end collisions can cause occupants to hit their heads on steering wheels, dashboards, or windows. Victims might have a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Head injuries can lead to various symptoms, from headaches and confusion to cognitive impairment or behavioral changes.

Chest Injuries

The force of a rear-end accident can propel occupants forward, leading to the victim striking their chest against the steering wheel. Resulting injuries include bruises, fractures, and internal bleeding.

Spinal Cord Injuries

In severe accidents, victims may have spinal cord injuries that result in temporary or permanent paralysis. Spinal cord injuries typically require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Psychological Injuries

Emotional injuries are often overlooked in car accidents. Victims can suffer mental trauma after a rear-end accident. Psychological injuries include emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While less visible, these injuries can be just as debilitating as physical ones.

Wrongful Death 

In some instances, victims might pass away from rear-end collision injuries. Surviving family members could be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim against the party who caused the collision. 

Compensation for Rear-End Collision Injuries

If your accident circumstances allow you to bring a claim beyond Florida’s no-fault system, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party. Compensation varies depending on the facts of your case. In general, you might be able to recover money for the following damages:

  • Past and future medical costs associated with treating your injuries, from emergency care and surgeries to rehabilitation and any necessary medical equipment;
  • Lost income to date, future expected lost wages, and a loss of earning capacity; 
  • Pain and suffering for your physical and emotional suffering; and
  • Damage to your vehicle, including the repair or replacement cost. 

Remember that each rear-end accident is unique, and the specific amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the details of your situation. It’s also important to note that Florida operates under a no-fault insurance system. That means your first avenue of recourse is through your own PIP coverage, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.

Contact a Florida Car Accident Lawyer 

At Nonni Homola, we are committed to helping victims of rear-end collisions understand their rights and fight for the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from being rear-ended, we encourage you to contact our office for a free consultation. 

We can thoroughly assess your case, answer any questions you may have, and guide you on the best course of action moving forward.

The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, with medical appointments, insurance claims, and the stress of recovery. Having a trusted legal advisor by your side can make a significant difference in recovering the maximum compensation possible. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal services to those suffering from rear-end collision injuries.

Our legal team has decades of combined experience assisting injured accident victims in Florida. While rear-end collisions might seem straightforward, determining liability can be more complex. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers know what it takes to build a solid case for liability. Please get in touch with our office today to schedule an initial consultation. 

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Mark continued his studies at Florida State University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2008. While in law school, Mark was a member of the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law and the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, as well as a certified legal intern with the FSU Public Interest Law Center, where he assisted low-income clients with a wide range of family law issues. He also served as a law clerk intern to The Honorable L. Clayton Roberts of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.

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