Who’s Paying Attention? The Prevalence of Distracted Driving in New York
Distracted driving is doing anything that takes your eyes and mind off the road. While this can mean fiddling with the music, eating, applying makeup or navigating with a GPS system, most car accidents are caused by texting.
At The Matera Law Firm, we take distracted driving seriously. If you were injured by a distracted driver we will aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries. We do this for two reasons: Because you rightfully deserve to get the care you need to recover; and we are determined to end texting and driving on our roadways. Call us at .
Distracted Driving Is Dangerous
Texting is by far the biggest culprit when it comes to distraction on the road. It is more prevalent and causes more harm than any other distraction. Driving demands attention. If a driver’s eyes and attention are on his or her phone, it is not on the road. Any driver who routinely texts is disregarding the safety and well-being of any passengers, cyclists, other drivers and anyone else on the road.
An Alarming Potential
On any given day about 660,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving. This creates an alarming potential for serious accidents and injury. In fact, over 3,000 people each year are killed by distracted drivers. Almost 400,000 people were injured by distracted drivers. Some of these victims lived but suffered severe brain and spine injuries that left them paralyzed.
If you were injured by a distracted driver, we can help. You deserve to be properly compensated after a car crash. We can help if you suffered at:
- Brain, face, neck or spine injury
- Broken bone
We Deal With Insurance Companies
Insurance companies often employ shady tactics to get a victim to accept less than what it will take to fully recover. After years of successful experience we understand what it will take to make your case and get favorable results. We only collect attorney’s fees in personal injury cases after we obtain compensation for you. If we don’t recover, you don’t pay.
Get Help Today
You deserve to be properly compensated when injured by a distracted driver. At The Matera Law Firm we can help. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call 516-741-6700 or contact us online. Located in Melville, New York, we serve clients throughout Long Island.