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Many people may conclude that their rear-end collision is not serious since it was not a major car crash. Indeed, some accidents do not result in demolished or “totaled” vehicles. Nonetheless, these seemingly minor accidents can still cause significant injuries.

When a negligent motorist hits your vehicle from behind, significant damage and expenses can result. A rear-end collision can produce substantial medical costs, severe property damage, and even fatalities.

You do not have to figure out how to recover financially and legally by yourself. A trustworthy New York accident lawyer with extensive experience can help you. With skillful assistance on your side, you can recover restitution for your expenses.

Call Cellino Law today at 888-888-8888 for a free case evaluation. With us on your side, you can have access to experienced legal professionals who know how to handle personal injury litigation.

What Causes a Rear-end Collision?

Each rear-end collision is made up of unique circumstances and causes. Still, there are various factors that can be typically found in situations when drivers collide with the vehicle in front of them. The following will examine some of these common causes of rear-end collisions.

Distracted driving

Investigations related to rear-end collisions reveal that most drivers were distracted. Their loss of focus causes them to hit the car in front of them. Someone may be distracted while driving due to:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Giving too much attention to a GPS or navigation system
  • Eating and drinking
  • Smoking
  • Conversing with another occupant inside the car
  • Excessive attention is given to an event taking place outside the car
  • Mental or emotional preoccupation with something other than driving

Drowsy driving

A driver must be alert and attentive to make quick decisions with rapid maneuvers safely. However, fatigued drivers may be impaired in their ability to analyze changing road conditions quickly. As a result, they may not react quick enough to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of them. Even worse, a drowsy driver could fall asleep at the wheel and crash into the next vehicle.

Under normal circumstances, impaired concentration, poor reaction time, and a reduced ability to correctly interpret ones’ surroundings is a lethal combination. When combined with New York traffic and, at times, treacherous New York weather conditions, the effects of drowsy driving can make for serious rear-end collisions.

Aggressive drivers and road rage

The relentless hustle and bustle of New York life can sometimes become frustrating to a driver. For example, the challenges of New York traffic are infamous. Feeling a level of agitation could make a motorist drive aggressively. This road rage could make him or her drive recklessly.

A driver who feels frustrated in traffic might tailgate the vehicle ahead. If the car in front suddenly stops, the driver who is aggressively driving may lack sufficient time to stop and may rear-end the next vehicle. In other situations, angry drivers may demonstrate road rage by speeding and driving recklessly, resulting in rear-end collisions.

Influence of drugs or alcohol

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to attempt driving after drinking too much alcohol or using drugs. The New York State Department of Transportation has specific guidelines regarding drivers’ blood alcohol concentration limits. Nonetheless, some individuals will continue to operate a vehicle even while intoxicated or drugged.

Like the drowsy driver, the impaired driver does not have the necessary ability to respond quickly and accurately to changing road conditions. Consequently, this can result in a rear-end accident with the vehicle in front.

The reasons mentioned above are not all the causes of rear-end accidents. If you are unsure what caused your rear-end collision, Cellino Law can help you in the process of finding the truth. Come talk to us to learn how a New York rear-end collision lawyer can assist you in protecting your financial and legal interests.

How Can a New York Rear-end Collision Lawyer Help My Personal Injury Case?

Following a rear-end collision, you will be confronted with decisions that can have long-lasting effects on the lives of you and your family. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming to try to make the right legal decisions without a strong legal background.

Additionally, the process of communicating with obstinate and resistant insurance companies can be exhausting. It can be nerve-racking to have to understand complex legal procedures related to accidents. Further, fighting with guilty parties and establishing who is at fault, all while trying to heal, may seem paralyzing.

With the assistance of our award-winning and trustworthy attorneys, though, you do not need to feel defeated. Instead, we can demonstrate our interest in your personal well-being and recovery and give you the help you need. You can have confidence that your cares and concerns are being given priority.

Can I receive compensation for my accident?

A New York rear-end collision lawyer with Cellino Law can help you obtain compensation for the following:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Hospital bills
  • Treatment from specialists
  • Necessary medication and medical devices
  • Lost income
  • Lost future wages
  • Long-term disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limb
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Punitive damages

What help can I get with filing a claim?

Filing a rear-end collision claim with an insurance company can be a complex process. This is especially true when the insurance company or companies try to avoid accountability. On the other hand, a car accident lawyer with Cellino Law can help your case in several ways. Our legal team can:

  • Review your legal rights and explain how they relate to the facts and circumstances of your accident
  • Analyze and calculate the value of your injuries and damages accurately to pursue appropriate restitution
  • Factor in all the details of your car accident to determine the compensation that is fair for your pain and suffering
  • Evaluate your lost wages thoroughly which could include lost bonuses and salary increases through promotions, vacation and sick leave, lost retirement and pension contributions, and lost employee benefits
  • Negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies so you can avoid the stress and frustration that often accompanies communication with devious insurance adjusters
  • Provide guidance to help you see clearly whether a settlement offer from an insurance company is in your best interest now and in the long-term
  • Determine whether it is advisable for you to file a lawsuit if the settlement offer is inappropriate or inadequate

Contact Our New York Law Firm Today

Even seemingly minor motor vehicle accidents can be problematic regarding the victim’s health and finances. You may suffer both physical injuries and a variety of losses. However, you do not have to confront these challenges on your own.

The attorneys of Cellino Law are happy to explain to you how a rear-end collision lawyer can help you with your case. In addition, an accident lawyer can help you make decisions that are in your best interests so you can receive maximum compensation for your accident.

If you suffered any injuries, losses, or damages related to your rear-end collision, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our legal team. Call us at 888-888-8888 or contact us online.

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