Rear-end collisions are among the most common accidents on Brentwood roadways. In fact, following too closely sent over 2,500 people to the Suffolk County emergency department (ED) in 2014—according to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Speeding, intoxicated, and distracted drivers often contribute to these accidents. `
You can seek justice after a negligent rear-end collision. If another driver was liable for your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we understand that the legal world can seem overwhelming to those who have not been trained and have no experience in its intricacies—especially if you are still dealing with the mental and physical effects of a serious car accident. With a Brentwood rear-end collisions lawyer by your side, you can focus on healing from your injuries and getting back to your life while we handle the legal aspects and fight for justice.
Our attorneys are passionate advocates for the injured. We have proudly fought injustice on New York State roadways since 1991, and as our dedicated team of legal professionals has grown, we look forward to helping even more injured car accident victims in the future, on Long Island in general and in Brentwood in particular, than we have in the past. We are happy to offer you a free consultation and case review today to serve your unique needs. Our staff can assist you in multiple languages, including Bengali, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, and Kannada.
Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 to get started.
Recoverable Damages for Rear-End Collision Victims
You can recover damages for your monetary, physical, and psychological losses after a negligent rear-end collision. If the other driver is found liable for your injuries, the court will force them to compensate you for your hardships.
Recoverable damages include, but are not limited to:
- Property damage
- Physical pain and suffering
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Mental suffering, which covers lost passions, loss of companionship, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and impaired quality of life
- Accommodations for disfigurements and disabilities, including physical therapy, medical devices, respite care, and transportation services tailored to your injuries
- Expenses related to your past, present, and future medical care
Gathering proof of your economic and non-economic losses is important to your case. The more evidence you have to support your claims, the stronger your case will be to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier or if your case ultimately needs to be presented in court.
Speaking with a Brentwood Rear-End Collision lawyer as soon as possible after an accident can help you in many ways. New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 establishes a limited amount of time for filing personal injury lawsuits. Claims and lawsuits are governed by various other deadlines as well. Practical considerations, like gathering dash-cam or surveillance video before it is erased or taking witness statements before the witnesses become impossible to find, can make a tremendous difference in your case. Simply stated, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Ultimately, a case that resolves, whether by settlement or, if necessary, by verdict at trial, can help you to move past the difficulties following your accident and look ahead to a brighter future.
Common Injuries from Rear-End Collisions
According to nationwide data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions caused roughly 2,400 fatalities and 600,000 injuries in 2018.
Sadly, many rear-end collision injuries require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatments. In some cases, a full recovery is not even possible.
Common injuries from rear-end collisions include:
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Herniated disks, torn ligaments, and other back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, potentially leading to paralysis
- TBIs, head injuries, and skull fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Facial injuries, often caused by the steering wheel or airbags
- Nerve damage
- Wrongful death
Legal Services We Provide for Brentwood Accident Victims
When you retain a Brentwood rear-end collisions lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our attorneys will tailor our legal services to address your unique needs, circumstances, and goals.
There are numerous legal services we will provide during your fight for justice, including:
- Updates about the progress of your case
- Identifying who should be held liable for your injuries
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Investigating your accident and gathering evidence to reveal the truth
- Determining a monetary value for your case
- Advocating tirelessly on your behalf to win the best possible outcome for you
For more information about our legal services at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., contact a representative today at (516) 932-0400 to get started with your free consultation.
Brentwood Injury Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Rear-End Collisions
With a Brentwood rear-end collisions lawyer by your side, you can rest assured that our attorneys will fight for your rights to the best of our abilities. While we focus on your legal proceedings, we hope you can focus on rebuilding your life and rediscovering the usual activities and even the passions you had to leave behind after your accident.
We want the entire legal process to be as painless as possible. Accordingly, our attorneys will meet you throughout the Long Island and New York metropolitan area – whatever works best for you.
Lastly, our attorneys are not afraid to reach out to third-party experts when the situation calls for it, including:
- Medical experts
- Lifecare planners
- Vocational rehabilitation experts
- Accident reconstruction experts
These industry professionals will be able to assist with assigning case values, proving liability, and more. Together, we will work to protect your right to compensation.
Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have during your free consultation and case review. To get started, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400.