Understanding the Different Types of Collisions Causing Different Issues with Liability and Injuries from Our Queens Car Accident Lawyers
There is a myriad of different ways that a motor vehicle accident could occur. This is why liability is often hotly contested in a motor vehicle accident case. Our Queens car accident lawyers know this, and work hard to protect the rights of victims who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a motor vehicle crash caused by the reckless, careless, or negligent conduct of another person, business, or government entity. With each different type of crash, there are different issues regarding liability and injuries which could occur.
Here at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. , our experienced Queens car accident lawyers know how to handle these different issues regarding liability and injuries. We have dedicated our firm to representing those with personal injuries in New York. This includes obtaining compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, property damage, and any other damages which may be related to the auto accident. We also accept cases on a contingency fee agreement, meaning that we only get paid a percentage once you get paid. Learn more about your claim by calling for a FREE consultation.
Types of Queens Car Accidents and the Types of Liability and Injury Issues
There are many different types of motor vehicle accidents. Each can bring a variety of different liability issues and injuries. Here are some of the most common:
Head On Collisions:
Liability is usually determine by who crossed over the centerline or who failed to yield. Generally, a motorist violating either of those provisions will likely be liable for a crash. Moreover, issues such as drunk driving, distracted driving, or fatigued driving may also cause this type of collision.
Injuries after a head on collision are usually catastrophic. This is because the vehicles are two opposing forces which colliding together to make an explosive impact. Some of the most common injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, broken bones, and other very serious injuries.
Rear End Collisions:
Liability in a rear end collision is presumed to be the vehicle which hits another vehicle in the rear. This is because New York law requires a motorist to not follow too close and to leave enough space and time to stop before colliding with another vehicle. Whenever a vehicle rear ends another vehicle, this statute is likely violated.
Injuries in a rear end collision are usually due to whiplash. This means the neck and back are often the most effected injuries which can result in serious spinal cord injuries. Other injuries include traumatic brain injuries, shoulder injuries, back pain, neck pain, and other spinal cord damage.
Liability in a t-bone collision is often hotly contested because it usually means one person has run a red light or a stop sign, or otherwise failed to yield. That vehicle is most likely to be at fault for the collision.
Injuries are usually catastrophic for the vehicle that is hit on the side, which is usually the innocent person. This is because the heavy engine block acts as a battering ram against the thin side wall of another vehicle. Injuries typically are trauma-related such as broken bones, significant lacerations, torn muscles, damaged nerves, back and neck injuries, and spinal cord damage.
Were You Injured in a Serious Motor Vehicle Accident? Call Our Queens Car Accident Lawyers for Help
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