Was The Driver Who Hit You Simply Not Paying Attention?
Next to drunk driving, distracted driving is one of the greatest contributing factors to auto accidents nationwide. The saddest part is that such accidents are entirely preventable, yet they account for myriad injuries and deaths every year.
At the Law Office of Ira Pintel in New York, our Bronx car accident attorney has almost 30 years of experience representing personal injury victims and their families throughout the area. We offer personal service and responsive attention at any hour of the day or night. Call for a free consultation today: 917-534-6479.
Mr. Pintel and associates handle distracted driving cases caused by:
- Texting while driving, smartphone or cellphone use
- Using laptops, iPods, iPads and other devices
- Changing radio stations
- Talking with passengers
- Disciplining children in the back seat
- Applying makeup
- Eating or drinking
- Other distractions
Texting And Cellphone Use
According to a University of Utah study, using a cellphone while driving impairs that driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration of .08. A Carnegie Mellon study has also found that cellphone use reduces driving-related brain activity by 37 percent.
For these reasons and others, the state of New York has outlawed the use of hand-held devices while driving. The law now makes it a primary offense to text while the vehicle is moving, and New York drivers can only use hands-free cellphones. Those who ignore this law can have two points added to their driving records.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorney For Texting Driver Accidents
Do not hesitate to request a free initial consultation about your rights and options after an accident caused by a distracted driver. Simply call the Law Office of Ira Pintel at 917-534-6479, or contact our lawyer via email today.