It seems like nearly every New York driver has been involved in a rear-end collision—either hitting or being hit. On New York’s congested roads full of hurried and distracted drivers, rear-end accidents are an inevitability. New York law offers certain protections for victims of rear-end collisions, but the court and insurance system nevertheless makes it a challenge to collect full compensation for your injuries without the help of a personal injury attorney advocating on your behalf. The Law Firm of Leandros A. Vrionedes has been advocating on behalf of injured car accident victims for years. We understand the expenses that can swiftly rack up as a result of a rear-end accident, and have the negotiation and trial experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and expenses.
Rear-end collisions common but often avoidable with attentive driving
New York City drivers are constantly in a hurry. Trying to get around town quickly, drivers often follow other cars too closely, or attempt to write emails or texts or make phone calls while behind the wheel and thus pull their full attention away from the road. When tailgating and distracted driving come together, they create the perfect conditions for a rear-end collision. In the all-too-common stop-and-go traffic of New York, drivers who let their attention drift away from the road in front of them even for a moment can easily find themselves involved in a rear-end crash.
In New York, victims of a rear-end collision may file a motion for summary judgment on the question of fault in the accident. Essentially, the rear-ended driver may ask the court to rule even before going to trial that the other driver was responsible for the accident. Winning a summary judgment motion can pave a smoother path to recovering the money damages you’re owed from a rear-end collision, and possibly encourage a substantial offer of settlement from the at-fault driver. Our firm knows what it takes to succeed on summary judgment motions and is equipped to use our knowledge of the laws and case precedent of the state of New York in pursuit of your damages.
Rear-end collisions can result in high medical expenses
While many of us consider rear-end collisions to be minor accidents, they can in fact cause serious physical injuries requiring months or years of treatment. Common rear-end collision injuries include:
- Mild traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions
- Soft tissue damage
- Muscular tearing
- Broken ribs, wrists, arms, or facial bones
- Burns from airbag deployment
- Spinal damage, such as bulging or herniated discs
Call Today for Help with a Rear-End Collision or Other Serious New York Car Accident Injury
Don’t miss your only opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve after you’re the victim of a New York City rear-end collision. For a free consultation after a car accident, contact a skilled and determined New York personal injury attorney at the law firm of Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C., in Manhattan at 212-889-9362, and in Astoria at 718-777-5895.