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A New York Rear-End Accident Lawyer Who Fights Aggressively For Clients

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common traffic accidents in New York. It's not surprising, with so much stop-and-go traffic, commuters who follow too close, distracted drivers hitting the brakes fast in rush-hour traffic and the congested roads, bridges and highways. For a free consultation, contact a New York rear-end accident lawyer today. Call the Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP at (800) 692-3717.

Anyone who has been hit from behind will attest that whiplash can be a severe neck injury, mainly because it is usually a soft-tissue injury due to the hyperextension of the neck and head during a rear-bumper impact. Far more than just a neck brace, sometimes whiplash takes months or years of physical therapy to fully heal. Some people even suffer headaches and concussions after a rear-end accident. As rear-end car collision attorneys in New York working in a firm that's been practicing accident law for 90 years, we know car accident injuries all-too well. Any rear-end accident victim needs tough legal representation from a skilled NYC rear-end accident attorney as soon as possible after being struck by the car behind.

Who is At Fault for a Rear-End Collision?

In the majority of rear-end collisions, the driver of the vehicle that struck the car in front of them is considered at fault. For example, if you were rear-ended at an intersection, the driver who hit you likely failed to maintain a safe following distance or react in time to avoid the crash. Additionally, you could have been rear-ended by a drunk driver whose impairment led to the collision. In some cases, a driver gets rear-ended by a truck due to speeding, following too closely, drowsy driving, or mechanical failures.

How a New York Rear-End Crash Lawyer Can Help

Many of our clients come to us when they develop severe neck pain a few days after a rear-ender that they didn't think was a bad accident. But a car can be totaled even if it wasn't rear-ended at high speed-and the driver and passengers within can suffer serious shoulder and neck injury. From Long Island to Staten Island, Lower Manhattan to Westchester and through all the boroughs, rear-end collisions happen every single day, and yet proving that the negligent party was a drunk driver or texting at the wheel can be extremely difficult without a determined attorney at your side.

Rear-end accidents in New York don't just result in whiplash-they can end with a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Sadly, a wrongful death lawsuit may be necessary, which demands an experienced NY personal injury attorney. You may be able to recover compensation through a rear-end accident settlement or a court award.

If you were rear-ended, call the Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free case evaluation with a rear-end accident lawyer. There is no obligation, and you have nothing to lose except the settlement and peace of mind you have coming to you.