Distracted Driving Accidents
Long Island Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Distracted driving is one of the leading cause of car accidents in the United States. Drivers who engage in activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio while driving are putting themselves and others at risk.
At Nass Roper & Levin, P.C., we understand the devastating consequences of distracted driving accidents. Our personal injury attorneys have represented countless clients who have been injured or lost loved ones due to the negligence of distracted drivers.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving encompasses any activity that diverts attention from the primary task of driving. These distractions can be visual, manual, or cognitive and include activities such as texting, eating, talking on the phone, or even fiddling with the car's entertainment system. The consequences of such distractions can be catastrophic, and here's why:
- Reduced Reaction Time: When you're focused on a text message or a phone call, your reaction time to sudden road hazards diminishes significantly. Every second counts when it comes to avoiding accidents, and distractions steal those precious seconds away.
- Impaired Decision-Making: Cognitive distractions, like daydreaming or engaging in complex conversations, can impair your ability to make quick, informed decisions on the road. Split-second decisions often make the difference between a near-miss and a tragic collision.
- Texting: A Particularly Deadly Distraction: Texting while driving is perhaps the most alarming distraction of all. It combines all three types of distractions: visual, manual, and cognitive.
- Legal Consequences: Apart from the obvious dangers, distracted driving also carries severe legal consequences. In New York, texting or using a hand-held mobile device while driving is a primary offense, meaning law enforcement can pull you over solely for this violation. Penalties can include fines and even license suspension for repeat offenders.
What Compensation Can Be Recovered?
We will fight tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been involved in a distracted driving accident, it is crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our team of experienced attorneys will investigate the circumstances of the accident, gather evidence, and work to hold the responsible party accountable.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in handling car accident cases. We will work closely with you to understand the full extent of your injuries and how they have impacted your life. We will then use this information to negotiate a fair settlement or, if necessary, take your case to trial.
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