It’s rush hour. Choose to take the highway, knowing that traffic can be heavy. At first, the cars are moving at a fair pace, but then, for some inexplicable reason, everything comes to a standstill – except the car behind you, that is. And you find yourself trapped, watching helplessly as the driver races up with no brake, then slamming into you with full force.
How common are rear end collisions? The setting is alarming, by the way, and plays too often on our streets and highways. Fully 29-32% of all vehicle accidents are rear-end collisions. 1.8 million times a year a car or truck collides with the rear of another vehicle, often causing serious injuries. Common illnesses resulting from accidents of this type include spinal cord injuries, broken bones , and whiplash .
Common Rear End Collision Injuries
Many of the most common injuries that New York attorneys see involve «soft tissue,» meaning injuries to muscles, tendons, or ligaments. These are not detectable with X-rays, and are often disputed by insurers for this reason. The common belief of insurance companies is that it is easy to have a false back injury. However, if you suffer from soft tissue or serious injuries, there may be some discussion about the degree to which you are injured – or even if you are injured at all. A New York rear collision attorney will be helpful in these cases, for cost recovery.
Who is guilty?
It is often assumed that the vehicle that ends up behind the car to follow must be at fault. This is not always the case, however. New York is a state at first glance, which is relevant for rear-end collisions where the driver in the rear has the burden of proof to show the actions of the other driver caused the accident. It should be noted that the front driver did what made it impossible for the rear driver to avoid crashing into him.
En última instancia, a continuación, será en su mejor interés para contratar a un abogado de colisión trasera de Nueva York para ayudar a investigar el accidente y ayudarle a obtener una indemnización. Dada la complejidad de tratar con las aseguradoras más de lesiones de tejidos blandos, en particular, usted puede encontrarse a otros malos equipados para librar la batalla para ganar su caso.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York accident, the experience at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 states of the United States, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.