Kingston Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Victims of Distracted Driving Need Experienced Accident Lawyers in the Hudson Valley
Car accidents are the number one cause of injury and death for New Yorkers. This is a terrible statistic, especially given the fact that most accidents are avoidable and are due to driver error or distraction. Distracted driving is defined as performing some other activity while driving, which affects the driver’s ability to concentrate on the road. Distracted driving is illegal in New York, and if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s failure to keep their eyes on the road, then you may be entitled to compensation!
Drivers Can be Distracted in Different Ways
Looking away from the road — even for a few seconds — can cause an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) routinely cites driver distraction or driver inattention as the number one cause of automobile accidents.
Distractions can be:
External — Looking at other drivers, scenery, or other accidents
Internal — Distractions taking place within the vehicle such as children, animals, or other passengers
Personal — Eating, applying makeup, using cell phones or electronic devices
Talking or Texting While Driving is Illegal in New York
With the onset of mobile devices and the desire to constantly connect on social media, drivers are more and more prone to be distracted while driving. Texting, making phone calls, taking photos, sending emails, and searching the web while driving are all prohibited. New York law expressly prohibits the use of electronic devices while driving. Fines for using electronic devices while driving range from $50-$450. Additionally, distracted driving by probationary drivers and learning drivers can result in suspension or revocation of a license or permit.
Not only can drivers be fined for using electronic devices while driving, they can also cause serious accidents. In fact, the most common source of distracted driving is now due to cell phone use while driving — especially texting. Distracted driving due to cell phone use is the highest among teenage drivers. Considering the fact that teen drivers have the highest rate of car crashes among any age group, distracted driving is certainly a problem.
Call Us Today If You Have Been Injured Due to A Distracted Driver
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to a distracted driver, please contact Basch & Keegan LLP today for a free consultation. There are time limits in which you need to adhere to in order to file your claim, but you pay no legal fees until we get you compensated.
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