Rear End Collisions

In Rodriguez v. Beal, 2021 NY Slip Op 01220 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 25, 2021), the court unanimously affirmed the lower court’s order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment as to liability. In personal injury cases, particularly car accident cases, it is relatively rare for a plaintiff (the party claiming that they were the victim…

Read More Rear-End Car Accident Plaintiff Entitled to Summary Judgment; “Sun Glare” Was Insufficient Explanation for Accident
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In Quiros v. Hawkins, 2020 NY Slip Op 01020 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Feb. 13, 2020) – a personal injury / car accident / hit-in-the-rear case – the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously reversed the lower court’s denial of plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability. From the decision: It is…

Read More Brake Failure Claim Insufficient to Avoid Judgment for Plaintiff in Rear-End Collision Car Accident Case
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In Serrano v. DTG Enter. Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op 03469 (App. Div. 1st Dept. May 2, 2019) – a rear-end collision car accident case – the First Department reversed the denial of plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. From the decision: It is undisputed that Serrano made a prima facie showing that he was entitled…

Read More Plaintiff Gets Summary Judgment in Rear-End Collision Case; Lack of Turn Signal Was Irrelevant
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In Urena v. GVC Ltd., 2018 NY Slip Op 02426 (App. Div. 1st Dept. April 10, 2018) – a rear-end car accident case – the court affirmed the lower court’s decision to grant plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment judgment on the issue of liability and dismissal of all affirmative defenses and counterclaims alleging comparative fault. The First…

Read More Plaintiff Properly Awarded Summary Judgment in Hit-in-Rear Case
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From Vasquez v. Chimborazo, 2017 NY Slip Op 07774 (NY App. Div. 1st Dept. Nov. 9, 2017): Plaintiff established her entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting evidence that her vehicle was stopped at a red light when it was rear-ended by defendants’ vehicle (see Bajrami v Twinkle Cab Corp., 147 AD3d 649 [1st…

Read More Rear-Ended Plaintiff Entitled to Summary Judgment, Court Holds
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In Sehgal v. www.nyairportsbus.com, Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 05990 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Aug. 2, 2017) – a hit-in-the-rear car accident personal injury case – the court held that the trial court properly precluded the defendants from asking the injured plaintiff questions about his employment by the law firm representing him in the action and his…

Read More Cross-Examination of Personal Injury Plaintiff Regarding Employment and Doctor Referrals Properly Limited
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In Bhatia v Cummings, 2016 NY Slip Op 00918 (App. Div. 2d Dept. Feb. 10, 2016), plaintiff was driving his car when he was struck in the rear by a vehicle operated by defendant. Plaintiff sued, and defendant (the rear-ender) asserted a counterclaim for negligence. The Supreme Court granted plaintiff’s motion dismissing defendant’s counterclaim; the Appellate Division…

Read More Leading Car’s Alleged Slamming on Brakes and Improper Signaling Creates Fact Issue in Rear-End Car Accident Case
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Pepsi and double parking? That sounds familiar. Interestingly, a recent personal injury case, Barry v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., involves both. This case stands for the proposition that illegal double-parking – while perhaps illustrating societal stupidity or even signifying the onset of a dictatorship – is not necessarily the proximate cause of an accident in which the double parker…

Read More Double-Parked, Rear-Ended Pepsi Defendant Wins Dismissal of Car Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit
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