A rear-end collision in Graves County sent two drivers to the hospital on August 6, 2018.
According to WPSD Local 6, this crash happened on southbound US 45 close to Hunt Road. Allegedly, one driver rear-ended another vehicle headed south on US 45. The force of this rear-end collision sent the affected vehicle into a nearby ditch. The car that allegedly caused this collision then crashed into a parked truck.
First-responders transported both drivers involved in this crash to local hospitals. Thankfully, both crash victims are expected to survive their injuries.
Although police are still investigating the cause of this crash, they believe DUI might have played a role.
Do I need a Lawyer after a DUI crash?
Any car accident can have devastating consequences for anyone involved, but an extra element of injustice is added when the accident was caused by someone who was driving under the influence. When an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel of a car, they make a decision that endangers not only their own life, but the lives of everyone else who is on the road.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of a drunk driver, then you have the legal right to seek full compensation for all damages.
The legal team at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC has been helping clients injured in both DUI crashes and rear-end collisions for many years. Whether you’re seeking medical, time lost at work, pain & suffering, or wrongful death compensation, our compassionate attorneys can help you fight the big insurance companies to get every dollar you deserve.
After any crash which involves an injury, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney for a free consultation. You can reach our law offices at (800) 937-8443.
Rear-end Accident Statistics
Recent estimates suggest there are at least 1.7 million rear-end collisions each year in the USA. That makes these accidents one of the most common on America’s roadways. Amazingly, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 87 percent of rear-end collisions in the USA were due to driver inattention.
One way automakers are trying to reduce the number of rear-end collisions is by installing motion-detecting technology in all vehicles. This hi-tech system, which is only available in a few newer cars, alerts drivers when they are getting dangerously close to another vehicle and can automatically hit the brakes. Traffic safety experts believe if every car in the USA had this technology it would decrease the fatalities and injuries from rear-end collisions by 80 percent.
Although these crashes aren’t often as fatal as rollovers or head-on collisions, rear-enders often send crash victims to the hospital with serious injuries. Common injuries that result from rear-end collisions include whiplash, bone fractures, herniated discs, and hip displacement. It’s imperative for anyone involved in a rear-end collision to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible.