Free consultation


Free consultation

PLEASE NOTE: To protect your safety and in response to the recent COVID-19 safety measures, we are offering our clients the ability to meet with us via phone and video conferencing. We urge you to email or call our office to speak with us on how we can help you. We want you to know that we are here for you, and we will continue to meet our client’s needs, both new and existing, in the upcoming weeks.
Please reference the link below for a one-page factsheet from the CDC, which we find informative on the virus.
motor vehicle

What distractions drivers should steer clear of

Distracted driving has become an epidemic across New York and the rest of the U.S., and it’s not just phones and in-vehicle tech that are contributing to the trend. Of course, drivers should refrain from all phone use, including hands-free phone use, when driving, but they must also be aware that even eating, drinking and having conversations with passengers can constitute a distraction.

Drivers may want to institute a no-eating policy or limit the number of passengers they have in their cars. On the other hand, they could have a passenger take on potentially distracting activities for them, such as sending texts and using the navigation system.

Many drivers fail to get the minimum seven hours of sleep, which leads to drowsiness, another factor in inattentive driving. Drowsy drivers may suffer from memory lapses, have trouble focusing and even drift out of their lane. If they engage in shift work or drink alcohol before heading out, their chances of becoming drowsy increase. Naps and caffeine can help when drivers have no choice but to go on a long trip.

Lastly, teens should be held to a strict standard with regards to distracted driving. More than any other age group, teens are at a high risk for car crashes.

Those who are injured in a car accident and who discover that the other driver was distracted may think about filing a personal injury claim. It can be complicated, but if the case is a strong one, it may proceed smoothly enough with legal assistance. A lawyer may have investigators and other third parties come in to strengthen the case. If the guilty party was on the phone at the time of the crash, for instance, an attorney might obtain the phone records to present during negotiations.

FindLaw Network
Traffic deaths and miles dropped in early 2020

The nation’s shutdown in the spring lowered vehicle miles traveled on the nation’s roads and reduced, but did not eliminate, traffic deaths. According to early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 7,780 fatalities from motor...

6 signs of aggressive driving

Drivers on New York’s highways face a wide variety of different hazards, and other drivers could be the greatest risk you face on the roadways. More than half of fatal car crashes involve an aggressive driver, and keeping yourself and your passengers safe could depend...

Thousands killed in pedestrian accidents every year

Getting outside to enjoy New York’s beautiful summer weather can be challenging for individuals who are busy with work, school, and family commitments. However, many people enjoy walks throughout their cities and neighborhoods to decompress, slow down, and to breathe...

Evaluate My Case

Speak With One Of Our Attorneys Today About
Your Unique Situation.

Bradley Kammholz, Esq.

Meet Brad


Meet Joe