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Rear-Ended in New Jersey? Get Legal Help
A rear-end collision occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the rear of the vehicle in front of it. Rear-end collisions often result in injuries including whiplash, back and shoulder injuries. While most rear-end collisions involve two vehicles, there are cases where more may be involved. These are known as multi-vehicle collisions. Rear-end collisions often result in complicated liability cases.
There are many factors that can lead to a rear-end collision. It takes an experienced accident attorney to examine all facets of the incident and determine who should be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses caused. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact a New Jersey rear end accident lawyer at (609) 240-0040 to better understand your legal rights and options.
Our New Jersey Rear End Accident Results
Our law firm has successfully handled a number of rear-end collisions, securing maximum compensation for our injured clients. In one case, our attorneys helped an injured client secure $1.2 million. Our client, a saleswoman, was driving her work vehicle on Route 130 in East Windsor when she was rear-ended by another car. She suffered neck and back injuries that prevented her from returning to work.
In another recent case, we helped a 41-year-old motorist receive a $395,000 settlement after he suffered a lower back injury in a rear-end collision on Route 17 in Hackensack, New Jersey. After the crash, he required two surgeries, and continued to experience chronic pain.
Injuries in Rear-End Collisions
Injured in rear-end collisions can range from strains and sprains to deaths. Some of the common injuries we see in these types of accidents include whiplash, soft-tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, spinal cord trauma and other types of back injuries including slipped or herniated discs. A number of these injuries can result in hospital stays, surgery and lengthy rehabilitative treatments such as physical therapy or chiropractic care. These treatments may not necessarily be covered by health insurance.
Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions
There are a number of reasons why rear-end collisions occur. Here are some of the most common causes we've observed in many years of experience handling these types of accident cases:
- Excessive speed or traveling too fast for the conditions
- Distracted driving or inattention
- Failing to leave enough space between the vehicle ahead
- Weather conditions such as icy or slick roadways
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Rear End Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements
- Arbitrator Awards $1.2 Million - Neck and Back Injuries in Car Crash
- $395,000 Settlement - Rear End Car Collision Resulting in Serious Injuries to Lower Back
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Fair Compensation in NJ for Your Losses
These cases point out just how dangerous rear-end collisions are as well as the importance of filing a claim to receive fair compensation for your losses. Injured victims of rear-end collisions can seek compensation for damages including:
- Current and future related medical bills
- Time away from work
- Lost future wages and loss of earning capacity
- The cost of rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Other related damages
The NJ car accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have significant experience representing clients involved in all types of collisions, including rear-end collisions. We are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies and getting you fair compensation so you get the medical treatment and monetary support you rightfully deserve. Please call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free, comprehensive consultation and case evaluation.
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