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
For the Rights of the InjuredWhy You Should Hire Us
Knowledgeable. Trusted. Proven.
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.
Contact our New York City car accident lawyers
now by dialing (646) 461-4009. Set up a
free case evaluation
and begin the journey towards recovery today.