Distracted Driving Accidents

Brooklyn Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Helping Injured Victims in Brooklyn, NY

Drivers who take their eyes off of the road or their hands off of the wheel to use their cell phones or engage in other distractions are a danger to everyone on the road. The truth is that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If you or a loved one was injured in a distracted driving accident in Brooklyn, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you hold the at-fault party accountable and fight for the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Call (646) 692-0204 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

What is Distracted Driving?

A distracted driving accident occurs when a driver's attention is diverted away from the task of operating a vehicle, leading to a collision or other dangerous situation. These accidents can result in property damage, injuries, and even fatalities.

Common types of distractions while driving include:

  • Visual Distractions: These distractions take the driver's eyes off the road.
  • Manual Distractions: These distractions involve the driver taking their hands off the wheel.
  • Cognitive Distractions: These distractions occur when the driver's mind is not focused on driving.

The most common distracted driving behaviors include:

  • Cellphone Use: Perhaps the most prevalent form of distracted driving in recent years, cellphone use while driving includes activities such as texting, making or receiving phone calls, browsing the internet, checking social media, or using other mobile apps. These actions require visual, manual, and cognitive attention, making them extremely dangerous.
  • Talking to Passengers: Conversations with passengers can be a significant source of distraction, particularly if they are intense or emotionally charged. Engaging in deep or involved conversations with passengers can divert the driver's attention away from the road, leading to decreased situational awareness and slower reaction times.
  • Eating and Drinking: Consuming food or beverages while driving can cause manual distraction as drivers take their hands off the wheel to handle food or drinks. Additionally, eating or drinking may require visual attention, as drivers may need to look down or away from the road to manipulate containers or utensils.
  • Grooming: Activities such as applying makeup, shaving, brushing hair, or adjusting clothing while driving can divert both visual and manual attention away from the road. These tasks often require fine motor skills and precise movements, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Adjusting Vehicle Controls: Adjusting controls within the vehicle, such as the radio, air conditioning, or GPS navigation system, can cause distraction, particularly if the driver's eyes are taken off the road or their hands are removed from the steering wheel.
  • Daydreaming or Mind-Wandering: Cognitive distractions, such as daydreaming or becoming lost in thought, can impair a driver's ability to focus on the task of driving. Inattentive driving due to daydreaming can lead to delayed reactions and reduced awareness of potential hazards on the road.
  • Rubbernecking: Focusing on external events or incidents, such as looking at accidents, construction sites, or other roadside attractions, can divert drivers' attention away from the road ahead. Rubbernecking can contribute to traffic congestion and increase the risk of rear-end collisions.

How to Prove Distracted Driving in New York

Proving that the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident is key to recovering compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, this is not always an easy task. In many cases, the at-fault driver will deny that they were doing anything wrong or that they were distracted. However, with the right evidence, you can prove that the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident.

Some of the most effective types of evidence in distracted driving accident cases include:

  • Cell phone records
  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Surveillance footage
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Photos of the damage to the vehicles
  • Accident reconstruction

Our attorneys can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove that the other driver was distracted and is therefore liable for your damages. We will also handle all of the legal details of your case and ensure that your rights are protected.

How Our Brooklyn Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers Can Help You

When you hire our firm, our lawyers will take the time to get to know you and your situation. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence, and determine liability. From there, we will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. We are skilled litigators and are always prepared to take your case to court if the insurance company is not willing to offer you a fair settlement.

At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we have been helping injured victims in Brooklyn for over 35 years. We have recovered over $450 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. You can trust that our Brooklyn distracted driving accident lawyers have the skill, experience, and resources to handle your case.

Contact us online or call (646) 692-0204 to speak to one of our Brooklyn distracted driving accident lawyers.

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