Albany Injury Attorneys for Victims of Rear-End Collisions
Car Accident Lawyers in Upstate New York
A rear-end collision can occur in an instant but can leave a lasting impression on everyone involved. The damage associated with rear-end collisions can range from fender benders that result in whiplash to rollovers that result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. These injuries are not only painful and debilitating, they may also limit or eliminate your ability to work and perform common, everyday tasks. If you or someone that you love has suffered an injury in a rear-end collision, you need an experienced car accident attorney to protect your rights.
At the law firm of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, our lawyers represent clients in a broad spectrum of cases, from simple fractures to catastrophic brain injuries. Located in Albany and serving the surrounding communities of New York, we understand the potential damages and injuries that can occur in a rear-end collision and will work to make sure that you get the medical treatment you need and the compensation to pay for it. We will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure that you are treated fairly, and when necessary, we will pursue your case in court.
Causes of Rear-End Collisions
An automobile accident can occur in a variety of ways and the degree of injury that is sustained in an accident typically depends on the type of collision that occurs and the severity of the impact. Rear-end collisions can result from:
- Accidents involving parked vehicles
- Excessive speed
- Reckless driving
- Drunk drivers and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Tractor-trailer and semi-truck accidents
Due to their size, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and other large vehicles have the ability to cause greater damage in rear-end collisions than the average passenger vehicle. Truck accidents result in much higher numbers of catastrophic and fatal injuries, both to the drivers of the smaller vehicles and the truck drivers.
Even in less severe rear-end collisions, drivers can often suffer back, neck and other injuries. These injuries may not seem as serious and some drivers may believe that it is not worth pursuing medical treatment or compensation for those injuries. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can develop over time and what seemed like a minor neck injury at the time of the accident could later turn into a major injury.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Rear-End Collision Representation
Any injury suffered in a rear-end collision or other type of car accident needs proper attention. Contact an attorney at the law firm of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP in Albany, New York, and learn what our firm can to help you in the recovery process. Call us in Albany at 518-480-2151 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.