Causes of Distracted Driving
NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Representing the Rights of Individuals Injured by Distracted Drivers
Distracted driving can take a variety of different forms, one of the most serious of which is texting while driving. Drivers have a legal duty to give proper attention to the road when they are operating their motor vehicles. When they fail to do so and divert their attention away from the road, serious accidents can happen that result in debilitating personal injuries and property damage.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision that occurs because of a driver who is distracted, you might be able to pursue compensation from that driver for your injuries. The skilled team of New York City distracted driving accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. are ready to speak with you about the facts and circumstances of your accident and pursue the monetary compensation to which you might be entitled.
Our experienced team of personal injury attorney represents car accident victims throughout New York City, including in and around Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Please give us a call today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online, to find out how we could assist you with pursuing your personal injury claim or lawsuit for damages.
What Constitutes Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving happens any time that a driver diverts his or her attention away from the road. This type of negligent driving can take several forms, including:
● Texting or calling using a cellular phone while driving
● Improperly using a GPS device while driving
● Turning one’s attention away from the road for any reason, such as to discipline a child in the passenger seat or back seat of the vehicle
● Listening to loud music while driving
● Roughhousing with others in the vehicle while driving
● Eating or drinking while driving
● Applying makeup or fixing hair in the mirror
Pursuing and Recovering Compensation
If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation directly from the driver and/or the driver’s motor vehicle insurer.
To recover compensation in a third-party case, you must be able to show that the accident brought about the severe and/or permanent injuries which you ultimately suffered. You could recover economic damages for your lost earnings and medical expenses, along with compensation for all of the inconvenience, mental harm, pain, and suffering that resulted from your accident and subsequent injuries.
Call a New York City Distracted Driving Accident Attorney for Legal Help Today
Accidents caused by distracted drivers are fully preventable. When these accidents occur, a personal injury attorney could pursue compensation on your behalf. The experienced legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. can review your accident case and lay out all of your legal options in clear, easy-to-understand terms.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City distracted driving accident lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.