Distracted Driving Accidents Are Epidemic
Few people realize the risk posed by the use of cellphones and other mobile devices while driving. Distracted driving causes thousands of deaths and almost 400,000 injuries each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These deaths and injuries could have been prevented if people made more responsible choices while they were driving.
Studies have shown that use of a cellphone or another mobile device to talk or text has a similar impact to driving while intoxicated. Factors that exacerbate that risk include:
- Many distracted drivers are young and inexperienced. This leaves them ill-prepared to respond appropriately to an emergency situation as well as routine occurrences such as red lights, stopped traffic and other factors.
- Many young people rely on their mobile electronic devices as their primary means of communication. The heightened rates of usage increase the likelihood that they will be texting or talking on their phones while driving.
- The lack of attention distracted driving receives in comparison to drunk driving means that fewer people are aware of the risks posed by texting or taking on a cellphone while driving.
Being injured by a distracted driver is something that you should not go through alone. With the proper representation, you can recover the full compensation your injuries call for.
We Recover Full Compensation For Our Clients
At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, our attorneys know the toll distracted drivers can take on other people. We use our more than 60 years of combined experience to help our clients secure the compensation they need after an accident has left them seriously injured. We will conduct a thorough investigation as the starting point of building a highly effective case for you. This can include looking at cellphone records as well as other means of showing that distracted driving was a cause of your injuries.
If You Were A Victim Of Texting While Driving, Call Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, choose a personal injury attorney with a record of success. The New York distracted driving accident lawyers of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, offer our clients the superior representation they can put their faith in. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 212-571-7171 or contact us online.
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