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download-1-1-300x168A rear-end collision in Harwich, Massachusetts sent four people to the hospital with injuries on Wednesday afternoon.  The crash occurred on Queen Anne Road at Popple Road.  This particular stretch is a construction zone that has been narrowed to  one lane due to the ongoing work in the area.

Police report that around 3:00 pm a Honda Civic was slowed or stopped on Queen Anne due to construction delays.  A Toyota Corolla approached the Civic from behind and failed to reduce its speed in time to avoid a rear-end collision.  The force of the collision resulted in injuries to four people in the Civic.  The injured were taken to Cape Cod hospital by ambulance to be treated.  Their injuries, although serious, do not appear to be life-threatening.  Harwich police officers are handling the accident investigation.  Firefighters from the Brewster and Chatham Fire Departments also assisted with investigation on scene.  There is no word on whether charges will be handed down as a result of the crash.

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If you file a Boston personal injury lawsuit, the amount you will receive in an award or settlement depends on many factors. Mainly, it depends on the financial damaged you Boston What to Know About Whiplash Claims (Part 1)incurred, the non-financial damages, and your liability for the accident.

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Financial damages are legally called “economic damages”. They are are accident-related costs that you can easily compute. This means items such as medical costs, lost earnings, and the lost earning potential are all types of economic damage. An award is designed to reimburse you for financial expenses that you would not have had if the collision never happened.

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Car collisions are an everyday occurrence in Boston. Victims in car accidents can sustain a variety of injuries.Boston What to Know About Whiplash Claims (Part 1)

Whiplash is perhaps the most well-known, and often occurring injury in a car accident in Boston.

Although common, whiplash is grossly misunderstood. Whiplash is specifically an injury to the neck from intense, quick back-and-forth movement of the neck. The term whiplash comes from the movement that creates the injury. This type of action can cause severe injury to the neck and spine.

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Car impact collisions tend to cause severe injuries to the neck and back of the driver and passengers. The entire body, while sitting in the car, will violently jerk forward during a car crash. When the vehicle comes to a sudden stop, the body is slammed back into place. This takes a great toll on the back and neck. Car accident back and neck injuries Massachusetts

The sudden jolt the body experiences in this scenario is known as whiplash which mainly affects the spine. The spine is only responsible for keeping you upright, it has not evolved to sustain impact the force of which a car crash can generate.

These kinds of injuries can really disrupt our daily routines. In the course of your insurance claim or Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit, you may come across discussion of these injuries identified as disc injuries and facet joint injuries.

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