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SUV slams into tractor-trailer Moriches, NY killing driver

The driver of an SUV died when the vehicle rear-ened a tractor-trailer in Moriches overnight Wednesday.

The vehicles crashed on Montauk Highway at Fanning Landing Road just before 3 a.m.

Daniel Krehl, 31, of Mastic Beach, was driving a 2005 Saturn Vue east on Montauk Highway near Fanning Landing Road when his vehicle hit a tractor-trailer, parked with its flashers on. Krehl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heavy fog conditions were may of been a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Suffolk County Police at 631-852-8752.

Driver of an SUV died when the vehicle crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer in Moriches, NY

Driver of SUV died when the vehicle rear ended tractor-trailer in Moriches.

$700K Awarded to passenger in three-car collision

Passenger awarded 700k for injuries, pain and suffering from rear end collision.

In the motor vehicle accident trial Agrest v. Murphy involving a three-car rear end collision that occurred in November 2013 in Staten Island. Alla Agrest, 47 year old was at a full stop when her car was struck from the rear, and she claimed she felt two impacts. Myriam Volpe, was driving the vehicle directly behind Agrest. John Murphy’s car was last in the chain. Each party maintaining that the other hit first and pushed their car into Agrest’s, but the jury found both equally at fault.

Alla Agrest claimed that she required anterior cervical discectomy (ACDF) and fusion surgery to repair herniation’s and other injuries to her neck as a result of the accident. The procedure removes a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck area of the spine, after which a bone graft is inserted to fuse together the bones above and below the disc space. Agrest also underwent arthroscopic surgery to her right knee.

The defendants all maintained that either the accident worsened chronic physical conditions, or that Agrest’s injuries were not that serious. The jury, however, saw thing differently and awarded Agrest a total of $700,000 in damages, including $500,000 for past pain and suffering. The trial ended this last week in Kings County Civil Term.

The baloney in the sandwich, rear end crashes are a good percentage of the cases our law office picks up.  Anyone injured in a rear-end accident as the driver or passenger, caused by negligence deserves full compensation for their injuries and should discuss a legal claim with our law firm by calling at 718-233-3913 as soon as possible. says Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident attorney.

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Serious injury can occur as cases in a rear-end accident:

  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Loosing teeth
  • Whiplash (neck injury)
  • Back injuries
  • Crushed limbs
  • Internal Injuries
  • Bruising or contusions
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)

Getting rear ended can cause severe injuries in the chest, head, neck and spine. Whiplash being the most common injury sustained in a rear ended accident as a result of movement of the head forwards and then backwards very quickly.

There are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways each year. About 1,7000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt. according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

In a report accompanying the recommendation, the NTSB pointed to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which found that 87 percent of rear-end collisions happened because the driver simply wasn’t paying attention to the road.

The NTSB said that cell phones and other non-driving related systems in cars contributed to that distraction.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics:

  • 23% of crashes are run-off-road/loss of control incidents
  • 28% of crashes are rear-end collisions
  • 9% of crashes were caused by bad lane changes

SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board 

 

 

 

 

$14 Million Verdict For Driver Injured In Crash

A Brooklyn ambulette driver won a $14 million verdict from Careful Bus Service (school bus transportation service for children), after one of its mini-buses smashed into his vehicle, fracturing his hip and causing him to have a seizure.

Bus Crash

Careful or not, rear end accidents happen!

Arkadiy Korsunskiy, 70, was driving his ambulette down Prospect Park West on Feb. 28, 2008, when a Careful bus plowed into him, crumpling the rear of his vehicle and throwing him into the car in front of him.

Lawyers for Careful Bus argued that Korsunskiy had hit the vehicle in front of him before the bus hit him, but the jury believed Korsunskiy and awarded him the whopping verdict.

Korsunskiy was awarded $6 million for past pain and suffering and $4 million for future pain and suffering. The rest was for future medical bills and $2.5 million for his wife.

Neil Hoffman, the owner of Careful Bus Service, said all his vehicles have controls that restrict their speed, adding that his company’s name is woefully ironic in cases like this.

Rear end collision can cause serious injury.  99% of the time the driver of the car that rear-ends the other car is almost always considered to be at fault.  In this case the driver of the car that was rear-ended filed a claim against the driver who hit him, the drivers company was held responsible for all damages to the other driver.

If you or someone you love have been injured in a rear end collision, contact an experienced personal injury attorney for a FREE consultation to weigh all of your legal options.  Ajlouny Injury Law, New York car accident attorneys, have over 30 years experience in handling rear-end accident cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve.  Call our office today at 718-233-3913.

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