January 18, 2023 | Publications

Auto accidents which can result in a variety of common injuries

One prevalent category of motor vehicle incidents in New York is the Rear-End Collision, constituting nearly 30% of all such accidents, as reported by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle collides with the back of another. The high traffic volume and congestion in New York contribute significantly to the annual occurrence of these accidents. A New York and New Jersey car accident attorney can give you more guidance on how to proceed with your claim.

Typically, a driver who collides with the car ahead is presumed responsible for the accident due to failure in maintaining a safe following distance. Irrespective of the collision’s force, it can lead to severe personal injuries. Head and neck injuries are frequently observed in rear-end collisions, with symptoms not immediately apparent but often intensifying in the days post-accident, necessitating extensive medical treatment and, in some cases, surgical intervention.

Auto accidents can result in a variety of common injuries, including:

  • Whiplash
  • 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

Driver Error/Negligence

The leading cause of car accidents is often attributed to driver error. Common driver errors observed in auto litigation include:

  • 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 motor vehicle drivers have become a growing cause of accidents. Common distractions include:

    • Use of a cellular phone while driving
    • Attempting to read
    • Putting on makeup
    • Changing the radio station
    • Numerous other distractions both inside and outside of the vehicle

If you can establish that the other driver was at fault for your auto accident, you may be eligible to receive 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, Leading Law Firm 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 the Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.