Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle runs into the back of the one traveling in front of it. These types of car accidents can occur from tailgating, speeding, reckless driving or sudden deceleration of the lead car. Collisions where a car is rear-ended may result in serious damage. Victims of these car accidents can endure whiplash, lumbar issues, spinal and neck injuries and head injuries from airbag deployment or lacerations from seatbelts and windshields.
It is almost always the fault of the driver who rear-ended you. They were following too closely and were not able to stop in a timely manner. These accidents can cause serious damage to your vehicle and although most modern cars are equipped with “crumple zones” or areas of a car that can undertake the majority of impact from an accident, you still may be facing expensive damages to your car. If the two cars that were involved in the accident were of a similar size, the damage to each will be relatively similar, however, if one car was significantly larger, the smaller car may become wedged underneath the larger car, causing very serious problems.
A knowledgeable lawyer can investigate your accident and prepare the documents that will be needed for your claim, including medical evidence that will show the extent of your injuries their impact on the quality of your life. A common cause of these collisions is tailgating and other aggressive and reckless driving practices. These constitute negligence, not only a moving violation. Our firm has helped many clients successfully settle claims involving rear-end accidents.
We know the difficulties a person can encounter when they are injured in an accident, and will take whatever actions are necessary to help ensure the best possible outcome to your case. Lawyers at our office are also adept in cases involving wrongful death. If a loved one was fatally injured in a rear-end collision, we will vigorously fight for benefits to cover funeral costs, loss of companionship and more.
If you have been involved in a rear-end accident and are now facing traumatic and serious physical, vehicular or emotional trauma it is important that you contact our firm as soon as possible. You deserve compensation for your injuries or damages that you have received and we can help you. We are Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., and we have a combined 75 years of experience in aiding injured individuals throughout the New York area. We have helped retain millions of dollars for our clients and are proud to serve the NYC area. If you have been injured, call us immediately to receive a free case evaluation and to begin the claim process to receive the money you deserve.