Distracted drivers are a danger to all others sharing the roadways. The use of cell phones and other devices has led to a staggering increase in serious or fatal distracted driving accidents. It takes only a few seconds of inattention for a life-changing or fatal accident to occur. If you have been in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for free case consultation.
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When seriously injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you need an experienced lawyer to investigate the accident and build a case on your behalf. We manage every detail for you. We gather all necessary supporting evidence, including phone records, to establish the fact of negligent driving conduct. Our legal team at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC has the experience and knowledge to protect your rights, negotiate with the insurance company to recover a fair settlement, or pursue justice in court if necessary.
Any action that takes one’s attention off the road ahead and safely operating a vehicle is considered to be distracted driving. One of the most common distractions is using a phone while driving, including:
New York law prohibits drivers from using electronic devices while driving, including sending or reading text messages, or talking on hand-held mobile devices. Despite the legislation, distracted drivers continue to cause many serious or fatal car accidents in Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs.
Beyond using a mobile device while driving, other distractions include:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each day more than 1000 accidents are caused by distracted drivers. The NHTSA reported that in a recent year, there were over 391,000 distracted driver crashes leading to injuries.
Distracted drivers can also cause injuries or loss of life for pedestrians, bicyclists, and others. NHTSA statistics reveal that in a recent year, distracted drivers were responsible for the deaths of 562 pedestrians or cyclists. The metro area, including Brooklyn, is among the most congested urban areas in the world. Since the beginning of the year, there have been almost 14,000 traffic-related injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists, as reported on NYC’s Vision Zero View.
An accident caused by a distracted driver can change the victim’s life in mere moments. If a distracted driver has seriously injured you, call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free case evaluation.