Rear End Crash Most Common Car AccidentIf you or someone you know has been recently involved in a rear-end car accident, you know there’s no way to prepare for them. Rear-end accidents cause hundreds of deaths and injuries yearly. What you need to know is how to react to them. The attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are ready to help you figure out the steps to take after you’ve been involved in a rear-end car accident.

What Causes Rear-End Accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end car accidents are the most common type of car crash. About 29 percent of all automobile collisions are rear-end accidents. A recent NHTSA study reveals:

  • Nearly half (45 percent) of rear-end crashes occur when the driver of the rear vehicle doesn’t notice that the vehicle ahead of theirs is slowing down or stopped.
  • Distraction plays a major role in rear-end accidents. In NHTSA testing, alert drivers responded to a braking lead vehicle by hitting their own brakes 99 percent of the time, but distracted drivers responded only 53 percent of the time.
  • Simply watching the road ahead, even while distracted, can help reduce rear-end crash risks. In NHTSA testing, distracted drivers facing forward managed to avoid a rear-end collision in 60 percent of cases, but distracted drivers who were looking down or to the side avoided impacts only 30 percent of the time. Researchers found a direct link between looking forward and quicker braking times.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, our experienced New Jersey car accident lawyers can help you determine what caused a rear-end crash that led to injury and how best to pursue your legal rights. Contact us today to learn more.

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over thirty years.

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