Have you been injured in a rear end accident in Brooklyn? Although injuries do result from rear end collisions, sometimes it is difficult to decide immediately whether or not an injury meets the serious injury threshold, which is required by New York state law to seek damages. Contact the Brooklyn rear end accident attorneys at the Jay S Knispel, LLC law offices today for a free consultation to discuss your injuries and decide the best course of action for your situation.
Causes of Rear End Accidents
Rear end accidents far outnumber other types of accidents, and many times can result in very little or no damage, but there are also times when not only is there property damage, but serious personal injury. In general, unsafe and negligent driving are the main causes of rear end accidents, but more specifically there are three main causes:
- First car decelerates quickly and suddenly
- Second car brakes too late to stop safely
- Upon reaccelerating, second car accelerates faster than the first car
Of these three main causes of rear end collisions, the first two are the most likely to cause serious injury and damages, as the second car is slowing down from some unknown speed, whereas in the last example, both cars are starting from zero.
Other Causes of Injury
In the case of a rear end collision, it is likely that the driver responsible for the impact will have some warning of the impending collision. On the other hand, the driver of the car that is hit may not have any idea of the incoming car, or too little of a warning to prepare for it. Because of this, serious soft tissue injuries may occur to the driver and any passengers in the impacted car. Some of the factors that can determine seriousness of injury are:
- Position of passengers
- Positioning of head rests
- Seat belts and airbags
- Awareness of the crash
In order to minimize injury to yourself and any passengers in your vehicle, it is important to not only be a good driver, but be aware of other vehicles around you. Keep your car’s safety features in working order, and be sure to utilize proper safety gear such as seat belts and head rests to minimize injuries should an accident occur.
Free Legal Consultation with Rear End Accident Attorney in Brooklyn
If you have been injured in a rear end accident, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your serious injuries. Contact the Brooklyn auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S Knispel, LLC today for a free consultation. Based on the facts in your situation, we can move forward for your best interest. There is never a fee unless we collect on your behalf.