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Among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in New York is the Rear End Collision and they account for nearly 30% of all motor vehicle accidents according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administrations. Rear-end collision accidents happen when one motor vehicle strikes another from behind. In New York, traffic and congestion result in a large number of rear end collision accidents every year.
A driver who crashes into the car in front of him is generally presumed to be at fault for the accident because the driver failed to maintain a safe driving distance between his vehicle and the vehicle in front of him. Regardless of the force of the impact, serious personal injuries can occur. Among the more common type of injuries in rear end collision accidents are those that involve the head and neck. These injuries may not be apparent at first, but their symptoms often intensify in the days following the accident resulting in the need for extensive medical treatment and even surgical intervention.
Some of the most common injuries caused by auto accidents include:
– Soft tissue injuries
– Neck and back injuries
– Traumatic brain injuries
– Lacerations and broken bones
– Chest injuries
– Arm and leg injuries
– Internal bleeding
– Herniated discs
– Post-traumatic stress disorder
Why Car Accidents Happen
The most common cause of car accidents is driver error. The common driver errors seen in auto litigation are:
– failure to yield the right of way,
– following too closely,
– driving at an excessive rate of speed,
– driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
– neglecting weather or traffic conditions,
– disregard of traffic laws.
Distractions to a motor vehicle driver have become an increasing cause of accidents. Common distractions include:
– use of cellular phone while driving,
– attempting to read,
– putting on makeup,
– changing the radio station,
– and numerous other distractions both inside and outside of the vehicle.
If you are able to prove that the other driver was at-fault for your auto accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:
– Medical expenses
– Lost wages
– Lost earning capacity
– Mental anguish
– Pain and suffering
How Can a New York and New Jersey Car Accident Attorney Help?
If you or a loved have been seriously injured in a car accident, Karasik Law Group will fight for your family’s right to compensation for every dollar you are entitled to under the law. Call us to today at (718) 502-9112 to schedule a free consultation. And be sure to visit our website at www.karasiklawyers.com. At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.