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
For a free consultation with our attorneys, complete our
contact form or call 888.305.6372.