HOW IS LIABILITY DETERMINED FOR A REAR-END COLLISION?


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HOW IS LIABILITY DETERMINED FOR A REAR-END COLLISION?

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Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 31-Aug-2020
Rear-end collisions can cause severe damage. The force of this type of car accident can cause both parties to sustain injuries such as whiplash, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, bruising, and broken bones. Treating such injuries can be expensive, so victims often need to file a claim to recover damages.

It is common for the liability for rear-end collisions to fall on the person who was behind the other driver and rear-ended them. In many cases, rear-end collisions result when a person is not paying attention while driving behind someone else. However, this is not always the case. As in any car accident case, determining who is liable for a rear-end collision will require an evaluation of the details of the events.

When the Other Driver May be Liable for a Rear-End Collision
It is possible that the driver who was in front of the other driver could be liable for a rear-end collision. This can occur if the driver makes a sudden stop, turns without warning, or does anything that can take a driver behind them off guard. Although the other driver is responsible for paying attention to what is happening in front of them, the driver in front must make an effort to give adequate warning of their actions and drive with care. It is the responsibility of every driver on the road to protect the safety of others.

What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Rear-End Collision
Contact Gruenberg Kelly Della if you or a loved one was injured in a car accident. New York is a no-fault state for car accidents, so the other driver’s liability may not affect your case. Instead, you can file a claim with your own insurance company to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!

Your healing and wellness is our top priority. We will guide you through the claims process and will handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. To have a knowledgeable and supportive legal team on your side after a rear-end collision or another type of car accident, please contact us today to discuss the details of your case.

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