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Rear End Collision Accidents

Rear End Collision Accidents

Even at low speed, rear-end auto accidents can cause significant injuries. At high speed, these crashes often result in severe or permanent harm. Some attorneys make the mistake of assuming an open-and-shut case or settling too quickly.

At Hacker Murphy, we take rear-end accidents seriously because we have seen the long term impact on our clients. We know that the other driver may not accept blame and that the first offers from the insurance company are unlikely to cover your losses. Our experienced lawyers thoroughly prepare your case to obtain the full compensation you need and deserve.

We’ve prepared a valuable list of things to do (and not do) in the case of an automobile accident. Download a copy for easy reference.

If you were injured in a rear-end accident, contact us now for a free consultation.

How to Pursue Legal Action After an Auto Accident

Hacker Murphy has handled thousands of auto accidents in New York State, from soft tissue injuries to fatal collisions. We have seen enough rear-end crashes to understand the issues in proving liability and damages. We conduct a proper investigation, using experts when necessary to establish that the other driver was speeding, following too close, talking or texting on a cell phone, or otherwise negligent.

We have represented people injured in rear-impact accidents in stop-and-go traffic, on freeway off-ramps, at traffic lights, or while waiting to turn left. We are familiar with the range of injuries: severe back and neck injuries, face and chest injuries from hitting the steering wheel or seat-back, broken arms and shoulder injuries, and chronic pain from whiplash strains. We work with your medical providers and other experts to calculate damages for hospital bills, future surgery or medical care, lost earnings, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

Rear-End Auto Accident Lawyers with Experience in Albany Courts

At Hacker Murphy, your case is always handled by a senior member of the firm. We are aggressive in pursuit of compensation and attentive and accessible to our clients. Time is of the essence, so do not delay.

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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