Distracted Driving Accidents in NYC

Driving is a privilege and, as such, carries with it a heavy weight of responsibility. While most people are aware that driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is both illegal and extremely dangerous, many people are less aware that driving with distractions can be just as hazardous. It is not uncommon for drivers to inadvertently divide their attention behind the wheel, impairing their reaction times and dramatically increasing the odds of an accident. If an accident does occur, the driver can be held liable for reimbursing victims for their injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be owed compensation. It is important to protect your rights with help from a proven lawyer. Speak with a New York City personal injury attorney from Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP as soon as possible.

Identifying Distracted Driving

Behind-the-wheel distractions are many and varied. Although driving with distractions is common, it is no less dangerous for being such a widespread problem. If you are driving and notice another vehicle driving in a careless manner, such as drifting between lanes, failing to pay attention to signs and signals, and making erratic stops and starts, there is a chance that the driver is not giving his or her full attention to the road.

There are many forms of distracted driving, including:

  • Eating / drinking
  • Talking on the phone
  • Texting or emailing
  • Talking to a passenger
  • Grooming

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Choosing the right lawyer to represent you is crucial, and at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, we can provide you with the experienced counsel and personalized support that you deserve. Because there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York City, the important thing is to act fast. We can create a strong case to pursue the just compensation that you and your family needs to get back up after the accident. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we are unafraid to take your case to court in pursuit of better results.

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