Poughkeepsie Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Distracted driving is a growing concern on the roads of New York, leading to an alarming number of accidents and injuries. If you've been involved in a distracted driving accident, The Sultzer Law Group P.C. in Poughkeepsie, NY, is here to provide the legal support you need to seek justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
At The Sultzer Law Group P.C., we work with accident victims throughout New York. We know how to build a strong case and how to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Poughkeepsie distracted driving accident lawyer can review your case and help you determine if you have a viable claim.
Call (800) 552-0265 to speak with our Poughkeepsie distracted driving accident lawyer today.
What Constitutes Distracted Driving?
In New York, you can be pulled over and ticketed for texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. However, most people are not aware that even common activities like changing the radio station, applying makeup, or eating and drinking can be considered distracted driving. In fact, any activity that takes your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel can be considered distracted driving, even if it is done in a seemingly safe manner.
Examples of distracted driving include:
- Talking on a cell phone
- Texting or sending a message on a cell phone
- Using a handheld device to send or receive email, browse the Internet, or use social media
- Watching a video or movie
- Using a navigation system
- Reading a book or other printed material
- Eating or drinking
- Using a personal music player
- Putting on makeup
- Using a personal grooming device, such as a hair dryer
Identifying a Distracted Driving Case
If you've been involved in an accident where the other driver was not fully attentive to the road, you may have a distracted driving case. Key indicators can include:
Negligence: Proving that the at-fault driver was negligent in their duty to operate their vehicle safely. This could involve evidence of cellphone use, eyewitness accounts, or other indicators of distracted driving.
Causation: Demonstrating that the distracted driving behavior directly contributed to the accident and resulting injuries.
Damages: Documenting the extent of injuries, medical bills, property damage, and other losses resulting from the accident.
How Does Distracted Driving Lead to Accidents?
When a driver is distracted, their attention is diverted away from the road. This can cause them to miss important information or react slower to potential dangers on the road. This can cause an accident, especially when the distracted driver is driving at high speeds or is merging into traffic.
Examples of distracted driving accidents include:
- A driver swerves into another lane because they are texting and miss a stop sign
- A driver hits another car because they are looking at their GPS and miss the car in front of them
- A driver hits a pedestrian because they are texting and do not see them
The results of a distracted driving accident can be catastrophic. In many cases, the injuries sustained in a distracted driving accident can be life-altering. Victims may need extensive medical care and may be unable to return to work for months. The emotional toll of an accident can also be devastating. In many cases, victims of distracted driving accidents are unable to sleep due to nightmares and may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Potential Compensation for Victims
Victims of distracted driving accidents in New York can recover compensation for a variety of damages. These can include:
Medical Expenses: Coverage for current and future medical bills, including hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medications.
Property Damage: Reimbursement for vehicle repair or replacement costs.
Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to missed work or reduced earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and the overall impact of the accident on your life.
Wrongful Death: In cases of fatal accidents, compensation may be available to surviving family members for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded.
Why Choose The Sultzer Law Group P.C.
The Sultzer Law Group P.C. brings extensive experience in handling distracted driving cases. Our attorneys understand the nuances of New York traffic laws and are skilled at gathering evidence to build a strong case. We are dedicated to fighting for maximum compensation for our clients.
- Thorough case evaluation and strategy development
- Aggressive negotiation with insurance companies
- Strong courtroom representation if your case goes to trial
- No fees unless we win your case
Trust The Sultzer Law Group P.C. to help you navigate through this challenging time and secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced New York distracted driving accident attorney.
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