One of the most common automobile accident scenarios in our Albany, NY injury practice involves the rear end accident. Rear end accidents occur for many reasons such as following too closely, not paying proper attention, and speeding.
Liability can usually, but not always, be proven by the vehicle in front. Nonetheless, this does not necessarily mean that there will be a significant recovery from the case. In many instances, reasonable settlements will result. However, if the injury is minor there may be a very small settlement known as a nuisance value settlement.
In order for a lawsuit to be filed and sustained, it must be demonstrated that the injuries involved meet the “serious injury” definition under the Insurance Law. Those whose injuries do meet this definition will likely be entitled to a more significant recovery than those who do not meet the serious injury test.
If you have been involved in a rear end car accident or any type of personal injury situation and you are confused about your rights, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.