Hit By a Car From Behind

On the average, there are over 3,000 car accidents every day. Over one million people die in road crashes each year, and 20 to 50 million are injured or disabled. More than one third of these accidents are rear end collision events, and the liability for these accidents does not always belong to the car travelling in back of the vehicle that is hit. 

The severity of car accident related injuries depends upon the details of the accident. Two of the most common types of car accident related injuries are head and back injuries. These types of injuries are also among the most serious. These accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries ranging from mild concussions to a comatose state, and can also have permanent effects, such as long lasting cognitive damage. Back injuries are also common car accident occurrences. Any damage to the spinal cord can have serious consequences from numbness of the fingers, hands, legs and toes to partial or complete paralysis.

Neck injuries are another common car accident injury. Whiplash is the result of sudden movement of the head and neck, causing serious damage to the muscles and ligaments in the neck, and is a common result of rear end car accidents.

Many serious car accident related injuries occur in the form of trauma to the chest. Blunt force trauma, as a result of high-speed car accidents often results in broken ribs and collapsed lungs.

Obtaining excellent legal counsel is the key to having a successful outcome in a personal injury claim. If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear end collision, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at 1-877-504-5562. You may also contact us by email at [email protected].

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP