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New York Rear-End Collision Lawyer

Were you involved in a rear-end collision? You may be owed significant compensation by the at-fault driver whose poor decisions caused the crash. The New York rear-end collision lawyers at Cohan Law Firm can help you receive financial justice for your injuries, property damage, and other losses.

Examples of Rear-End Crashes When the Rearward Driver is at Fault

In rear-end crashes, the rearward (driver from behind) is at fault. However, as with any traffic collision claim, liability depends on establishing fault, or who caused the crash. Examples of when the rearward driver would be to blame in a rear-end collision include, slowing down too late due to tailgating or slamming into the forward car because of texting and driving. The most common causes of these types of collisions include:

  • Tailgating (following too closely)
  • Switching lanes rapidly
  • Speeding
  • Not allowing enough space during hazardous driving conditions

All of these driving behaviors are generally caused by one or more of the following: distracted driving, aggressive driving, intoxicated driving, or drowsy driving

Examples of Rear-End Crashes When the Forward Driver is at Fault

Not all rear-end crashes are caused by the following or rearward driver. Examples in which the forward driver could be found at least partially (or fully) at fault include:

  • Forward driver cut the plaintiff off from a side street
  • Forward driver made a sudden lane change
  • Forward driver intentionally stepped on the brakes in a fit of road rage
  • Forward driver’s tail lights were not functioning
  • Forward driver was driving at night without their lights on
  • Forward driver was stopped (possibly due to texting) at a green light

Injuries in a New York Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collisions often result in head, face, and neck injuries if the victim was in the leaning vehicle. If the victim was in the rearward vehicle, they are likely to face similar injuries, with the added risk of leg and knee fractures as well caused by the front end of the car crumpling towards their lower legs. Regardless, victims in rear-end crashes can suffer any of the following injuries, even at relatively low speeds:

  • Whiplash
  • Facial lacerations
  • Broken nose
  • Other facial bone fractures
  • Permanent facial scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Soft tissue injuries such as torn ACL or meniscus
  • Fractured femur
  • Fractured knee
  • Fractured hip
  • Fractured ribs
  • Internal organ injuries

Damages in a New York Rear-End Collision

As the plaintiff in a New York rear-end crash personal injury claim, you stand to be compensated for the following damages if you win your claim or lawsuit verdict:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of joy of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning ability due to permanent disability
  • Property damage

Call a New York Rear-End Collision Attorney Today 

Rear-end crashes may be the most common type of collision, but that does not mean they are all minor fender benders, particularly when there is a great size difference between vehicles. If you were hurt in a rear-end collision, call the New York rear-end collision attorneys at Cohan Law Firm today at 855-855-0321 for a complimentary consultation.

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