Accidents Caused by Texting and Distracted Driving in New York

How to Recover Compensation After a Distracted Driving Accident

Many things can distract a driver:

  • Eating
  • Changing the radio station
  • Applying makeup
  • Talking on the phone
  • Reading

Arguably, the most dangerous distraction of all is texting while driving. Accidents caused by texting and distracted driving are among the leading causes of serious car accident injuries.

They May as Well Be Driving Drunk

Many studies have shown that texting while driving is equivalent to driving with a .08 blood-alcohol content (BAC), which is the legal definition of drunk driving. When a driver is texting while operating a motor vehicle, his or her reaction time is greatly reduced, which causes stopping distance to increase dramatically.

Serious accidents can also be caused by a driver using a cellphone while in motion. In New York, it is illegal to use a cellphone without a hands-free headset or to text while driving. But that doesn’t stop some drivers from doing it.

How Our Attorneys Will Find the Cause of Your Car Accident

Often, the other driver will deny that he or she was texting while driving, using a cellphone or distracted at the time of the accident. We know how to investigate to get the information we need. Phone records, data usage and witness testimonials often give us valuable clues as to what was going on at the time of the accident.

Hold the Negligent Driver Accountable

You cannot rely on your insurance company to maximize the value of your case for past, present and future damages and losses relating to your accident. Insurance companies will not fight for you. Even your own provider is more likely to work against you and is guaranteed to do so if your case involves a claim against your own insurance coverage.

At Kammholz Rossi PLLC – Personal Injury Lawyers, we bring honesty, compassion, diligence and creativity to your case. Our lawyers in Rochester have nearly 50 years of combined experience, and we will fight for you. In most cases, we can maximize our clients’ compensation through negotiated settlement, but if your case must go to trial, you can be confident with our seasoned litigation team on your side every step of the way.

Please call us today at 585-678-4500 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at your convenience.

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