Rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of car crash in New York, accounting for about 29 percent of all collisions, according to the NYC Department of Transportation.

There are nearly 80,000 rear-end collisions in the state every year that result in tens of thousands of injuries and dozens of fatalities.

If you were injured in a rear-end collision in either a car or a truck, you may be feeling frustrated that someone else caused your pain and scared about how your medical bills and other expenses are going to be paid.

A personal injury attorney may be able to help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, disability, and disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of normal life.

Call a car accident lawyer with Oliveri and Schwartz at 800-427-9546 to schedule a free, initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end collisions are nearly always someone else’s fault. New York law includes a presumption that the person who hit you from behind was responsible for the crash, but the other driver can present evidence that another factor or person caused the crash.

It may be that the person who hit you was actually rear-ended by someone else, and the force of that impact caused that person to collide with you.

Rear-end crashes often may involve more than one car. But somewhere in the chain of events, there was a cause and chances are that the cause was some form of negligence.

A skilled personal injury attorney can help you determine the cause of your crash and work to obtain compensation for you from the person responsible for your injuries and damages.

Common Injuries in Rear-End Crashes

Rear-end accidents can result in a number of different types of injuries, depending upon the circumstances of the crash. Among the most common types of injuries seen in rear-end accidents are:

Neck injuries — Whiplash is perhaps the most common injury experienced after a rear-end crash. Whiplash happens when your head is snapped back and your neck extends beyond its normal length. Pain can be excruciating and lingering. Herniated discs or spinal cord damage also are often seen in people who have been rear-ended.

Back injuries — Herniated discs and spinal cord damage may result from a rear-end crash.

Head Injuries — People involved in rear-end crashes may experience concussion or brain injuries, or bruises or cuts on their head.

Broken Bones — A forceful enough impact can result in broken arms, legs, or ribs.

Soft Tissue Injuries — Painful sprains, strains, and tears in your muscles, ligaments, or tendons may result from a rear-end collision.

Contact a Rear-End Accident Lawyer at Oliveri and Schwartz Today

Car or truck accident cases involving rear-end collisions are complex and can prove confusing to their victims. Proving negligence in a crash that involves a rear-end collision takes an investment of time, experience, and resources.

If you have been injured in an auto accident involving a rear-end collision in Brooklyn or anywhere else throughout NYC, Oliveri and Schwartz can pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

Call us today at 800-427-9546 for your FREE case evaluation.