New York Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
Let Us Fight for Your Right to Fair Compensation
Common sense tells us that in order to drive safely, we need to keep our eyes – and attention – on the road. All too often, people try and multitask while they are behind the wheel, and this causes motor vehicle accidents and put the lives of others at risk. Distracted driving significantly increases the likelihood of a car accident, and if you are involved in a wreck due to a distracted driver, you deserve to be compensated.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accident lawyer in New York, call (646) 692-0204.
The Problem with Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can be defined as an activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the main task of driving. Every distraction can endanger the safety of drivers, passengers, and bystanders and can lead to devastating consequences in the event of an accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2019 alone, over 3,100 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes that involved distracted drivers. Another 424,000 drivers were injured in distracted driver crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reports that at any given moment in the U.S., about 660,000 drivers are using their phones or texting while driving, a number that has remained steady since 2010.
Types of Distractions
When it comes to safely operating a motor vehicle, distractions come in a variety of forms. There are three main types of distractions when you get behind the wheel:
- Cognitive. These distractions happen when your mind isn’t focused on what you are doing. An emotionally-charged conversation with a passenger or refereeing a fight between your children in the back seat can all be cognitive distractions.
- Manual. These distractions occur when your hands are not on the steering wheel. Eating or putting on makeup while behind the wheel are examples.
- Visual. When you take your eyes off of the road due to a distraction, you can strike other motorists, pedestrians, or stationary objects. Taking a look at your cellphone or reading a map while driving are prime examples of visual distractions.
Any activity that diverts a driver’s attention when operating a vehicle can lead to distracted driving. Some of the most dangerous – and most common – distractions include:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Using a navigation system or another in-vehicle technology
- Tuning the radio or selecting a song on an iPod
- Tending to pets or children
- Talking with other passengers
- Shaving, brushing hair, or other personal grooming tasks
- Drinking and eating
- Reading directions and maps
If you were involved in a distracted driving accident and were injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is important that you have your claim evaluated by an experienced personal injury attorney.
Texting and Driving – One of the Worst Distracted Driving Culprits
According to New York State law, it is illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone or other portable electronic device while you drive. Illegal activities including holding the device and one of these other activities:
- Talking on a handheld phone
- Composing, reading, sending, accessing, or reviewing electronic data, including text messages or email
- Transmitting, viewing, or taking images
- Playing games
One of the biggest problems involving electronic devices and driving is texting. Texting is thought to be the most dangerous of all distracted driving activities because it combines all three types of distractions. Text messaging also causes some of the most violent car crashes, including head-on accidents, and younger drivers are more likely to be the culprits of this type of distracted driving.
Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver in New York.
In any motor vehicle accident, legal representation is a necessity, especially if serious injuries or wrongful death were the result. However, the complex circumstances surrounding a distracted driving case make it even more important to find a good car accident attorney. Proving that a driver was distracted can be difficult, and an expert attorney can help with:
- Conducting a thorough investigation into the accident and the circumstances surrounding it
- Interview witnesses to better understand the cause of the accident
- Consult with experts for additional evidence to support your case
Distracted driving accident attorneys like the experienced team at Dansker & Aspromonte can handle the complex legal work associated with your case while you focus on your recovery. We never charge fees up front, and you aren’t expected to pay anything until your case is either settled or won. This allows you to focus on healing emotionally or physically without worry about your insurance claim.
Dansker & Aspromonte Is the #1 New York City Distracted Driving Accident Law Firm
If a driver failed to pay attention to the road and you were injured as a result, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to hold him or her accountable for their actions. We have successfully handled numerous accident cases involving distracted driving, and we are prepared to help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we pride ourselves on being a different kind of law firm. Not only will we aggressively pursue every avenue for recovery on your behalf, but we always treat our clients with the utmost compassion and respect. We understand how traumatic it is to experience a car accident – or to lose a loved one in an accident – so we make every effort to simply the process of getting compensation. We do all the work so that you can recover stress-free.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our proven track record of success sets us apart from the competition. With a winning record of success over our last 35+ years of legal experience, you can feel confident that your case is in the right hands.
Call us today at (646) 692-0204 to set up your free consultation to discuss your case.
Brain Damage $50 Million
Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Serious Injuries $31 Million
A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.
Work Injury $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Serious Injuries $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.
Burn Injuries $8 Million
Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.
Head Injury $7.8 Million
This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.
Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.
Serious Injuries $6.25 Million
A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.
Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.