Rear End Accident Lawyers New York
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New York law usually finds the driver from behind responsible for a rear-end collision. Keeping a safe distance, at a steady speed, when following the flow of traffic is drivers education 101. Sudden slamming of the breaks due to excessive speed or distraction can result in a rear-end collision with consequences. Injured in a rear-end vehicle accident? Call 800-535-5029 for free advice from top NY personal injury attorneys.
Nearly one third of all motor vehicle accidents are the result of rear-end collisions according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Common causes of rear-end collisions include: Speeding. Distracted driving (i.e. texting, reading, eating, etc.)
A rear-end collision occurs when a vehicle crashes into the one in front of it. Common factors contributing to rear-end collisions include driver inattention or distraction, tailgating, panic stops, and reduced traction due to wet weather or worn pavement.
Most rear-end collisions occur during early day hours (Rush hour) on dry, straight and level roads. In stop-and-go traffic during New York rush hour, a rear-end accident will most likely occur.
- Take a deep breath, and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries. Seek medical attention for those injured.
- Call the police and report the accident.
- Take pictures and document the positions of the vehicles. …
- Get a copy of the accident report.
- Contact your insurance company.
- Hire A Car Accident Lawyer ASAP.
If someone hits you from behind, it is almost never your fault, regardless of why you stopped. A driver should be able to stop his or her vehicle safely if traffic is stopped ahead.