Queens Rear-End Car Accident Attorney
Fighting for Your Right to Compensation
Rear-end car accidents can result in serious injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, you deserve quality legal representation.
The Law Office of Seni Popat, P.C. has over two decades of experience helping clients pursue the compensation they need to pay for medical bills, repairs, and recovery costs. Our team is proud to serve clients in Queens and the surrounding areas.
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Who Is at Fault in a Rear-End Car Accident?
To illustrate who would be at fault in a rear-end accident, let’s look at this example: Driver A is driving along a busy street when they realize there is a stop sign and slam on the brakes. Upon coming to a screeching halt, they quickly feel the impact of Driver B colliding with their rear bumper and causing damage to the car. In this situation, who is at fault?
In New York and other states, rear-end accidents are usually the fault of the person who rear ends you. Accidents like these are attributed to negligence, or failure to follow the rules of the road and/or their duty of care. The example above is less clear cut, which means we must determine whose negligence caused the accident. While it seems like both Driver A and Driver B may have been speeding, Driver A stopped suddenly and without warning causing Driver B to crash into them.
In most cases, the driver of the car that hits the leading vehicle is held responsible for the accident. However, in some cases, the driver in front may reverse or stop suddenly, causing an accident. Whether a driver is held responsible for their actions depends on their ability to prove that they are not at fault.
To prove negligence, you must have evidence that a duty of care exists, and that duty of care was broken. In driving situations, some examples of duty of care are following the speed limit and adhering to stoplights. If a driver fails to abide by these rules and their recklessness causes an accident, they may be negligent.
Other negligent behaviors include:
- Not looking for hazards
- Failure to stop within a reasonable amount of time
- Losing control of the vehicle
- Not yielding to the right of way
- Following too closely to the leading vehicle
- Turning or merging without signaling
Once you prove that the other driver broke the rules, you must show that the accident resulted in actual damages like bodily injury, property damage, or damage to your vehicle. If the accident didn’t result in any harm or damage, it may be difficult to pursue compensation.
If you are injured in a car accident in New York, you must file a claim under your personal injury protection plan, even if the accident was not your fault. This insurance covers medical expenses, economic losses, and funeral costs.
Most insurance providers do not offer protection for non-monetary damages like pain and suffering, but you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to collect the compensation you deserve. While you may be able to pursue compensation in court, never attempt to file a lawsuit without the help of a qualified attorney. Attorneys have experience and resources that aid them in investigating and advocating on your behalf.
Fighting for Your Best Interests
The Law Office of Seni Popat, P.C. understands how terrifying rear-end car accidents can be. Despite following the rules of the road, another driver made a reckless choice that led to your accident. Proving negligence is complicated, but obtaining the compensation you deserve is possible with the right legal team on your side.
That is why you need a legal advocate you can trust. Our rear-end car accident lawyer has the skill and experience you need to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent driver. We are available to represent clients in Queens and all surrounding areas. Choose a lawyer you can trust – choose Attorney Popat.
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