New York Rear-End Accidents
Rear-end accidents are among the most common auto accidents in New York. They can happen on any kind of road and at any speed. In fact, they’re especially common in parking lots, at red lights, or at stop signs. But they can also happen at high speeds and involve catastrophic injury or even death.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we understand how devastating rear-end accidents can be. Even with only moderate injuries, they can generate tremendous expense, require time away from work, and cause physical suffering. More severe injuries can turn your whole world upside down. In either case, a New York auto accident attorney can help.
New York personal injury law is set up to provide financial compensation for drivers and passengers who suffer injury because of someone else’s negligence. As personal injury lawyers, our goal is to recover reimbursement for every kind of physical, financial, or emotional loss that our clients incur as a result of the crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end accident, a New York auto accident attorney at Kaplan Lawyers PC can help.
Common Injuries in Rear-End Collisions
The severity of your injuries in any rear-end collision can depend on a number of factors, including speed, weather, roadway conditions, seatbelt use, and more. The following — while not all-inclusive — is a list of some of the more common injuries experienced by victims of rear-end accidents in New York:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Damage to arms, legs, ankles, and knees
- Airbag-related injury
- Carpal tunnel damage
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Vehicle damage (or other property damage)
- Wrongful death.
These injuries may result in hospital or medical bills, time away from work, emotional distress, physical anguish, or the loss of use of part of your body, all of which are compensable under New York personal injury law.
Who Is At Fault for Rear-End Accidents in New York?
More often than not, the rear-ending driver is deemed to be legally at fault. (That is, the vehicle following farthest back in the chain of collision.) Usually, this is because the driver was tailgating, following too closely, speeding, or failing to pay attention. Intoxication, texting while driving, and distracted driving may also play a role. There are, however, scenarios in which the front driver could be at fault. Third parties may also share in the liability. You should talk with a New York auto accident attorney to review the specific facts and circumstances in your case before making any conclusions about liability.
Contact a New York Auto Accidents Attorney for Legal Representation
Have you or a loved one been injured in a rear-end accident in New York City or elsewhere in the state? If so, the experienced legal team at Kaplan Lawyers, PC can help. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York auto accidents attorney, please contact us as soon as possible. Our firm is here to help you.