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Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs And Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP

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Texting While Driving

Our New York auto accident attorneys protect the rights of individuals injured or killed due to another driver texting while driving. While most people immediately think of driving under the influence or speeding as the chief cause of car accidents in the United States, cell phone use and texting while driving are just as dangerous. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), at least 1.6 million car accidents each year are caused by text messaging or general cell phone use. In fact, the NSC estimates that 23% of all traffic accidents involve the use of a cell phone. The NSC's study found that individuals who use cell phones while driving are 4 times more likely to be involved in a crash. Unfortunately, the NSC report has done nothing to stop the use of cell phones while driving. As a result, phone-related crashes continue to happen at an alarming rate. Many of these crashes result in debilitating injuries and can be fatal in some cases.

When an individual suffers an injury in a car accident that was caused because another individual was texting while driving, they may have grounds to file a lawsuit. In a lawsuit, injured victims can recoup compensation for any economic or non-economic damages the accident inflicted. Economic damages that victims are eligible to receive include lost wages, property damage, medical bills uncovered by insurance and any damage to their future earning potential. Injured individuals may also be able to receive compensation for any non-economic damages their accident caused, such as long-term pain and suffering or emotional trauma.

What Is The Law Regarding Texting While Driving?

In New York, it is illegal to send or view text messages while operating a vehicle. Furthermore, New York's laws regarding use of mobile phones behind the wheel of a car prohibit the use of any other media, including websites and email. New York's mobile phone laws allow police officers to stop and ticket any drivers they see operating their cellular devices while behind the wheel. The effect of New York's texting laws cannot be overstated when it comes to lawsuits following an accident.

Due to New York's laws regarding mobile phone use in a car, texting while driving constitutes negligence. As a result, any driver who causes an accident while using their mobile phone may be liable for any damages incurred.

Do I Need A New York Auto Accident Attorney Following A Crash?

While grounds for a lawsuit may seem obvious, at fault drivers and insurance companies often dispute that cell phone use was the cause of the accident. As a result, it is within the best interest of car accident victims to retain a skilled New York auto accident attorney. A seasoned attorney will handle all aspects of the legal process, including filing the lawsuit, interviewing witnesses, subpoenaing phone records to prove the driver was on their cell phone, negotiating settlements when appropriate and pursuing maximum compensation in court. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP, our attorneys have been handling vehicle accident cases for over 60 years. Our resources, skill and experience have led to many successful verdicts and settlements, a number of which have been worth over $1 million.*

Texting And Driving

How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your New York Auto Accident Attorneys?

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because another driver was texting while driving, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our New York auto accident attorneys, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.

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