According to reports from San Diego’s Examiner, Barrymore was in a rear-end car accident caused by photographer from the paparazzi — who was tailgating the movie star.
It appears that both Barrymore and the photographer got off easy, with only property damage to their automobiles from the fender-bender. Still, our San Diego car accident lawyers have seen accidents like these cause injuries that did not show up right away.
From our experience, we have found that rear-end car accidents are likely to cause whiplash or injure your spinal cord. If you are stopped at a stop light, as was Barrymore, then hit from behind your body jerks forward with such intensity that it can damage your spinal column and bend your neck to the point of injury. In a lot of auto accidents, you might initially feel fine, but over time, pain and suffering will set in and you might not realize that you have been injured until weeks after the car accident.
At the moment, no statement has been released concerning Barrymore’s condition post-crash, however, it may come to light weeks later.
Our San Diego car accident lawyers want to stress the importance of seeing a doctor after an accident such as this one because you might be able to stop the progression of an injury before it gets worse. You might think that it is just a bruise or a small welt, but who knows what’s happening inside your body. This isn’t the movies, where you can rewind and start over, so get it right on the first take.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, then we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-800-655-6585 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.
Have you ever been in a rear-end accident and if so, what health measures did you take?