Rear-end collisions are quite common, but that does not mean they do not deserve serious legal attention. Even at low speeds, rear-end collisions can result in severe personal injuries, property damage, and emotional/psychological pain.
If a negligent driver injured you in a rear-end collision, an East Meadow rear-end collisions lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will protect and assert your rights and build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
To discuss your case and your legal options for free with a member of our team, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400. Our multilingual staff takes calls in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Behaviors That Cause Rear-End Collisions
As the name suggests, a rear-end collision occurs anytime one vehicle collides with the backside of another vehicle. These accidents may occur due to:
In many instances, drivers who cause rear-end collisions are not giving the road their full attention. Instead, they are occupied with something else. Distracted driving is one of the most common behaviors that cause rear-end collisions.
There are many forms of distracted driving. Texting while driving is perhaps the most common form.. Drivers who compose messages on their electronic devices usually look up at the road to check for traffic and stop signs from time to time but, even when looking away from the road is only for a moment or two, a dangerously high level of their attention remains absent from the task of safe driving. In their moments of distraction, it is easy to miss a stop in traffic and cause a rear-end collision.
Other forms of distracted driving include adjusting the car stereo, talking to passengers, and eating a meal. If you are involved in a rear-end collision caused by distracted driving, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills, property damage, and more.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs severely inhibits the abilities required to maintain safety behind the wheel. Intoxication hinders a driver’s response times, spatial awareness, and depth perception. Without these fundamental skills functioning properly, drunk and impaired drivers risk the chance of causing serious injuries in rear-end accidents.
Any time a driver speeds, they give themselves less reaction time to respond to something like a stopped car. The faster a car travels, the more space it needs to come to a stop as well. Accordingly, a speeding driver may not have the time or space to stop their vehicle before hitting another driver from behind.
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Working With a Lawyer on Your Case
If you were involved in a rear-end collision, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today. An experienced and dedicated East Meadow rear-end collisions lawyer from our firm is ready and able to build a case on your behalf. When you choose to retain our firm to represent you, we will:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
When it comes to building your case, our firm will hire medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists to testify as to the merits of your case, as needed.
To speak about your situation in a free consultation with a member of our team, call (516) 932-0400.
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Common Injuries from Rear-End Collisions
The angle of a rear-end collision increases the likelihood of certain injuries. One such injury, known as whiplash, is common in rear-end collisions. Whiplash causes a person’s neck and spine to move in a swift, whip-like motion following the force of a sudden impact. Whiplash can cause many unpleasant symptoms, including ongoing neck and back pain, headaches, and dizziness.
Other common injuries from rear-end collisions include:
- Brain trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
If you were hurt in an accident, see a doctor. Not only can a doctor begin diagnosing and treating your injuries, but they can create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries. These records, potentially, will be critically important evidence in your case.
Compensation in a Rear-End Collisions Case
Rear-end collision injuries can have debilitating, long-term symptoms that require ongoing care and treatment. If you were injured in a rear-end collision caused by another driver, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following types of damage:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Lost wages, if your injuries force you to miss time at work
- Reduced earning capability, if you must take a lower-paying job or work less because of your injuries
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- And more, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case
In the tragic event that your loved one passed away in an East Meadow rear-end collision, please accept our condolences. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has handled many wrongful death lawsuits and it would be our privilege to represent you. We want to recover the monetary compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves. . A different set of damages are potentially available in these types of cases. Call us today to learn more.
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An East Meadow rear-end collisions lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will defend your rights while you focus on your recovery.
Keep in mind that you have a limited window of time to file a suit in New York. As New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 states, there is a limited amount of time to take legal action after an accident that causes personal injury. Waiting too long and letting the statute of limitations run out in your case before taking legal action could cost you your right to sue. Another important consideration with respect to acting promptly is that certain evidence, such as eyewitness statements and video surveillance footage, for example, is best collected as close in time to the happening of the accident. For these reasons, as well as other deadlines in addition to the statute of limitation, the sooner you consult with us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Call (516) 932-0400 today for a free consultation on your case with a member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team. We will discuss your accident, your legal options, and our law firm’s services.