Long Island Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Injured by a Distracted Driver?
In recent years, distracted driving has bloomed into an epidemic that plagues American roads and highways. Throughout Long Island and the entire country, driver distraction has been found at the root of an increasing number of car accidents. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2011 alone, more than 3,300 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Entirely preventable, distracted driving accidents highlight how driver negligence and carelessness can produce horrific consequences. Common examples of distracted driving can include:
- Eating and drinking
- Using a cell phone
- Using a personal electronic device
- Talking to passengers
- Personal grooming
- Watching videos
While any form of distracted driving places others on the road in serious danger, the most alarming, by far, is texting. Texting behind the wheel increases a driver’s crash risk by up to 23 times. This is because texting commands a driver’s visual, manual and cognitive attention simultaneously. Not only is texting while driving extremely negligent and careless, it is also explicitly illegal in the state of New York. This means that if it can be proven that another driver was texting at the time of your accident, they can be held liable for the financial, physical and/or emotional damages you suffered.
Protect Your Right to Compensation
Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab is fortunate to field a team of some of the most highly experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated Long Island personal injury lawyers. Committed to fighting for the rights and fair compensation of injured victims and their family, our firm has managed to recover millions of dollars in compensation throughout our decades of practice, including one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the state of New York.
Should you choose to place your case in the hands of our compassionate and capable attorneys, you can be confident that we leave no stone unturned in unearthing the underlying cause of your accident and in vetting the most effective and appropriate ways of establishing another driver’s negligence. Distracted driving is an illegal, careless and dangerous act, and anyone who makes the decision to text behind the wheel or attend to anything other than the primary act of driving must be held liable for their actions.
If you would like to discuss your case and learn more about the ways in which our legal team can fight for the compensation you deserve, contact our firm today.