Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys In New York City
All drivers in New York are prohibited from using portable electronic devices, including texting while driving and even holding a phone while driving. However, many drivers violate the law daily, and exceptions to the law can still distract drivers and put your safety in jeopardy.
GPS and other electronic devices are legal to use as long as they are affixed to the vehicle. Additionally, hands-free mobile phones are legal as long as drivers do not use either hand to operate them. Such exceptions can still create dangerous situations when drivers are distracted, regardless of how closely they are following the law.
Other ways in which drivers can be distracted include:
- Communicating with passengers
- Applying makeup
- Not watching the road in front of them
The law regarding portable electronic devices is different for commercial drivers. They are restricted from using portable electronic devices that require pressing more than one button to dial phone numbers or answer calls. All other activity on a mobile electronic device is prohibited. These restrictions apply any time drivers are operating commercial vehicles, including while stopped in traffic or at traffic signals.
If you have been involved in a crash with a truck driver, you should speak with a lawyer immediately.
Get The Injury Compensation That You Need And Deserve
In most auto accident cases, distracted drivers are responsible for the crash. If we can prove their negligence, they can be held accountable for injuries that you or a loved one has suffered.
At Marder, Eskesen & Nass, Attorneys at Law, we custom-build your accident injury case, and your best interests dictate the course of our legal strategy. Combined, our attorneys have more than 85 years of legal experience, and they have obtained many six- and seven-figure awards on behalf of clients throughout New York.
Our attorneys examine the scene of the accident and the police report. We often send investigators to the scene, and we work to obtain drivers’ cellphone records. We collect witness statements, and we collaborate with expert witnesses in a variety of fields as each individual case warrants.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or truck accident, contact our law firm as soon as possible. You have limited time to file an injury claim and obtain compensation for medical bills, so immediate action can be critical.