You’re driving down a busy street. There’s a stop light ahead. The light turns red, you slow down. Next thing you know, the car behind you slams straight into your vehicle. You’ve just been involved in a rear-end collision. And you’re not alone.
Each year, more than 2.5 million rear-end collisions take place nationwide, according to the National Safety Council. That’s a rear-end accident every 12 seconds! Just recently, police in Western New York responded to numerous rear-end collisions due to icy road conditions throughout the region.
Snow and ice-covered roads often result in rear-end collisions. Other common causes of rear-end collisions include:
- Distracted drivers. Motorists talking or texting on cell phones often don’t realize they’re about to drive into another car.
- Excessive speed. Drivers traveling too fast often times don’t have enough time to stop or avoid a rear-end collision.
- Defective equipment. A car might have defective parts, have not been repaired correctly or may even be subject to a recall.
Rear-end collisions sometimes happen at low speeds in parking lots or near crosswalks. But even when vehicles are not traveling fast, rear-end collisions often result in injuries. Many accidents result in cervical or lumbar strain injuries. Other times, people sustain more serious injuries such as herniated cervical or lumbar discs. Rear-end collisions can even result in death.
What would you do if you were injured in a rear-end collision? What if you couldn’t work for weeks or months? How would you pay your bills? You need someone experienced with handling such complicated cases. You need someone who understands New York State’s complex legal system. You need someone determined to get results for you. You need the Law Offices of James Morris.
James Morris was selected by SuperLawyers in the personal injury field in 2009 and 2010 as one of New York State’s best lawyers. When you choose James Morris, you get an attorney dedicated to working tirelessly to win your rear-end collision case.
Don’t let a rear-end collision derail your life. Demand justice. Contact James Morris today. We mean business.
The information contained in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as legal advice on any subject matter.