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There are 12,000 hospitalizations each year in the state of New York due to automotive accidents. That’s about 62 people per 100,000. On average more than 1,000 people die each year in rear-end collisions. 

Driver inattention and following two closely accounted for more than 35% of all crashes totaling in more than 92,000 accidents in the year 2014. Following too closely, one of the main causes of rear-end collisions, resulted in more than twenty-thousand personal injuries and instances of property damage. 

Rear-End Collision Causes

There are many causes for rear-end collisions and some are unavoidable like dangerous road conditions or a faulty vehicle. Inattentive driving can also be an unintentional cause of a rear-end collision but most are caused by aggressive driving techniques like tailgating and following too closely. A general rule of thumb in rear-end collisions is that the car in the back is at fault because if they were following at a safe distance, they would be able to avoid a collision. 

Though it’s a popular notion that the vehicle in the back is always at fault, the following instances may demonstrate that the driver in front was at fault:

  • Improper stopping procedures
  • Driving while under the effects of narcotics, controlled substances, or alcohol
  • Pulling out in front of another vehicle improperly
  • Reversing inattentively
  • Changing lanes without proper use of signal and spacing

If you’ve been injured as the result of a rear-end collision, then you may be entitled to compensation as you recover from your injuries. An adept attorney can help you litigate your case and determine if you’re eligible for economic and non-economic damages. 

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Rear-End Accident Injuries

If you are injured in a rear-end accident, then you may have you’ve sustained whiplash or a neck injury. The neck is susceptible in a rear-end collision because it’s not protected like the rest of your spinal column. In a rear-end accident your head jerks swiftly, straining the tissue in the cervical spine, which can lead to these symptoms or injuries: 

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Vertebrate injuries
  • Numbing sensations
  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated disks
  • Worsened or blurred vision
  • Head Trauma
  • Concussions
  • Fractures 
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations from broken glass

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort as the result of an injury, then it could be in your best interest to consult a law professional that specializes in Rear-End Collisions and New York Traffic and Safety law. 

Liability in Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions normally result in minor injuries that fall under no-fault insurance laws. In these instances, each driver consults their own insurance company to file for damages. However, in more severe cases, a police report will need to be made to determine if any traffic violations were committed, and the drivers involved should collect the information and statements of any eye-witnesses in the case of a court hearing. 

The following injuries are considered above the serious injury threshold. Therefore, you could sue for damages:

  • Death or loss of a fetus
  • Dismemberment
  • Severe Disfigurement
  • Fracture
  • Permanent loss or limitation of a bodily organ, member, function, or system
  • Limitation of your body or system
  • A medically determined injury that prevents the individual from adhering to their normal life for no less than 90 days during the 180 days following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.

If you have sustained an injury, affecting your daily life, due to a rear-end collision, or believe that you have been wrongfully accused in your collision case, then it’s important to contact a skilled attorney experienced in New York Traffic Laws in the Long Island area.

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Why Choose The Harrison Law Group, P.C.?

For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
  • We relieve the pressure so you can exhale — while we inhale your case details and engage with the insurance company.
  • We’re not casual about your case or your representation; we are intentional and strategic, based on your needs and our experience. 
  • We don’t stop when we’re tired. We stop when the job is done.

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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