Rear-end collisions are extremely common. Drivers follow too closely, drive drowsy, or look at their cell phones instead of the road in front of them. If you are suffering from nagging injuries, major injuries, or even, tragically, lost a loved one because an at-fault driver failed to maintain a safe distance from the rear of your car, please call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation. A Glen Cove rear-ends collision lawyer will patiently and comprehensively review your legal options with you.
In This Article
- Rear-End Collisions at Any Speed Are Dangerous
- Determining Liability for a Multi-Vehicle Accident
- Liability for a Rear-End Collisions by Parties Other than Drivers or Vehicle Owners
- Whiplash Is a Real Hazard
- Retaining a Glen Cove Rear-End Collisions Lawyer Entitles You to Many Services
- A Consultation
- Reviewing Your Legal Rights
- Call for a Free Consultation
Rear-End Collisions at Any Speed Are Dangerous
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 29% of car accidents are rear-ended collisions. These accidents range from a slow speed to, massive impact and from two-vehicle to multiple, “chain collision” accidents. Even what some may try to characterize with the benign-sounding term, “fender bender” can lead to injuries that could linger for a very long time or even a lifetime. Your Glen Cove rear-end collisions lawyer will determine who is liable for the accident and present your options to you.
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Determining Liability for a Multi-Vehicle Accident
Your lawyer will examine the police report, available photos and dash-cam or surveillance video, witness statements, and all other relevant evidence of fault. After carefully reviewing these items, your lawyer will determine against whom a claim should be made.
In addition to a vehicle that struck yours, a vehicle that struck that vehicle might also be at-fault. In this scenario, the term “vehicle,” can mean a car, truck, or motorcycle. Any of these may have struck your vehicle and any of these may have struck that vehicle. Your lawyer will meticulously sort through the evidence to make sure every liable driver and vehicle owner is held accountable.
Some motor vehicle accidents are caused by parties in addition to or other than drivers and vehicle owners.
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Liability for a Rear-End Collisions by Parties Other than Drivers or Vehicle Owners
Sometimes the liable party in a rear-end collision case is a business or government entity that caused your accident. Examples of such at-fault parties include:
- A negligent business that owns the vehicle that caused your crash
- A negligent leasing company
- A negligent manufacturer
- A negligent auto repair shop
- A negligent construction or work crew
Negligent businesses might have failed to keep their vehicles in good working order. A negligent business might know that certain vehicles are defective, or it knows that the driver is not properly licensed or trained to drive that vehicle. Leasing companies might not service their vehicles, or a manufacturer might sell defective vehicles with defective parts. Even the manufacturer of those parts could be liable.
The auto shop that repaired the at-fault vehicle may be liable for your injuries or losses if it did not complete the appropriate repairs or use the appropriate parts and those failures caused the accident.
Construction crews on the highway might leave debris in the road or allow debris to fall on the road causing an accident. If so, that construction company or the municipality they are working on behalf of may be liable.
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Whiplash Is a Real Hazard
Of course, in addition to establishing fault, proving the extent of the injuries suffered in a rear-end collision is critically important as well. While injuries such as fractures present as severe, rear-end collision injuries such as whiplash may also have devastating consequences.
According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash could cause months or even years of pain after an accident. Everyone in the victim’s car could suffer from whiplash, and whiplash might disable the victim to the point that they cannot function normally.
A personal injury lawyer will gather police reports on the crash, medical records, and eyewitness statements to prove that your whiplash diagnosis was caused by the rear-end collision.
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Retaining a Glen Cove Rear-End Collisions Lawyer Entitles You to Many Services
Retaining a Glen Cove rear-end collision lawyer allows you to focus on getting better. The lawyer will see to it that technical legal details and deadlines are properly and timely addressed, relieving you of this stress. This will permit you to focus on your medical treatment and recovery.
A free consultation relieves you of the burden of paying for a lawyer upfront. Your Glen Cove Rear-End Collisions lawyer is not paid until your case is resolved, and you are compensated. The consultation gives you time with your lawyer to explain what happened, to have your questions answered and your concerns addressed.
Reviewing Your Legal Rights
You have the right to make a claim or commence a suit for your injuries or losses. Your lawyer will review your legal rights and explain how the case should proceed.
Common monetary damages requested during a lawsuit include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Burial and probate costs for wrongful deaths
If you lost a loved one we offer you our sincere condolences. We believe it is a privilege to represent surviving family members in a wrongful death claim. We are dedicated to winning the monetary compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
Call for a Free Consultation
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation after a rear-end collision. A Glen Cove rear-end collisions accident lawyer will review your case, give you legal options, and litigate the case until it reaches a satisfactory conclusion. We stand ready to serve you and look forward to hearing from you.
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