Brand

Free consultation
585-687-4425

Brand

Free consultation
585-687-4425

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.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
Moto
motor vehicle
accidents
Truck
Trucking
Accidents
Medi
medical
malpractice
Cont
construction
accidents
Cata
catastrophic
injuries
Prem
premises
liability

Ignition interlock devices causing driver distraction

A recent New York Times investigation found that ignition interlock devices could cause distracted driving. IIDs, also known as “Breathalyzer” devices, are installed in cars to prevent drunk driving. The devices require a driver to submit a breath test before they can start their vehicle, and in some cases, submit a subsequent breath test after driving for a period of time.

The ‘rolling retests” that are required by some IIDs can cause a driver to become distracted while they reach for the device and blow into it. New York Times investigators found many personal injury lawsuits and accident reports involving drivers that caused crashes while complying with rolling retests. One company that sells IIDs claims that rolling retests are safe, and drivers are given several minutes to pull over if they wish to complete the test while parked.

Possible distracted driving from rolling retests is more of an issue now as IIDs become more widely used. Over the past 10 years, the number of IIDs installed in U.S. vehicles has grown from 133,000 to 350,000. Some people are even pushing for laws that would make IIDs mandatory in all vehicles by 2024, regardless of the driver’s DUI history.

Drivers who are distracted while attempting to comply with rolling retests can inadvertently cause motor vehicle accidents, which could lead to serious injuries, which may lead to long-term disabilities or chronic pain. If a person was injured in this type of accident, he or she may be able to file a lawsuit against the distracted driver and the company that made the IID. An attorney may be able to help a driver in this situation to pursue financial compensation from all of the liable parties.

FindLaw Network
Elderly woman dead after crash in Sodus

An 80-year-old Sodus woman is deceased after a crash involving two cars in Wayne County.  The definite cause of the crash is still unknown and under investigation.  Authorities claim that she was traveling west on Middle Road at approximately 1:30 p.m.  She failed to...

4 Tips to avoid distracted driving

After years or even decades on the road, driving a car often feels like second nature to commuters. However, even the most seasoned drivers tend to forget that operating a vehicle requires an extremely high level of focus and brainpower each time they get behind the...

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...

Evaluate My Case

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

Bradley Kammholz, Esq.

Meet Brad

JOSEPH A. ROSSI JR., ESQ.

Meet Joe