Texting while driving is not only a distraction that endangers everyone on the road, but it is also illegal. A person who is texting while behind the wheel and involved in a crash could be at fault for that collision.
A New York texting while driving accident lawyer wants to help you to pursue a case or claim in order to obtain fair compensation for you. The legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has worked for people like you in the New York City area since 1988. Give us a call today at (212) 732-2929 to learn how we can help you collect the compensation that you deserve.
Texting While Driving Is Against the Law in New York
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles affirms that under state law, it is illegal for the operator of any motor vehicle to use a cell phone or other portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Prohibited acts include:
- Talking on the phone without a hands-free device
- Using a cell phone to read, send, or compose a text message
- Using a cell phone to browse the internet or take photos
State laws prohibit the use of a cell phone while driving for any purpose except to call 9-1-1 to summon police or a first responder.
While a violation of the state’s cell phone law may be a minor offense, a determination of guilt can be used in a civil case to prove that the offending driver was negligent.
Reckless Actions Are Often the Cause of Car Crashes
Texting while driving is a clear example of reckless action. Taking one’s eyes off the road for even one second significantly decreases response time. Just a small amount of time looking away from the road to send a text can cause a violent accident.
The legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can provide more information about the hazards associated with texting behind the wheel. Reach us at (212) 732-2929 to talk about your case. We want to hear from you.
You Deserve Fair Compensation for Your Damages
Any driver who is at fault for an accident that results in serious injuries may be held liable for the resulting damages. This means providing monetary compensation for the injured party’s pain and suffering and resulting economic damages. Car crashes can inflict a variety of life-altering injuries.
It is also possible that a collision can result in a significant decrease in your quality of life. Many injuries are extremely painful and may make it difficult for you to work, perform your normal activities, enjoy leisure time and activities, or spending time with your family and children.
In addition to missing time at work, these accidents can cause you to endure a permanent disability. Drivers who are liable for a crash resulting in serious injuries are responsible to compensate the injured party for any economic damages resulting from the accident.
A lawyer can work to measure and prove your damages in order to help you maximize the recovery to which you are entitled.
Let an Attorney Take the Lead in Your Case
The legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates stands ready to explain your rights, demand fair compensation from the responsible insurance companies, and take the case to trial, if necessary. Call us today at (212) 732-2929 to learn how we can help you.