Texting And Driving Accidents
New York has tried desperately to curb the use of cell phones while driving. Unfortunately, there are still those out there who feel the need to make phone calls or text while in control of their vehicle. A distracted driver is exponentially more likely to cause an accident. Taking your eyes off of the road for even a moment can prove deadly. If you or a loved one has been injured by a car being operated by a driver who was also using their phone, they should be held legally liable for the damages that they have inflicted. At the time of the accident you may not be aware of the actions of the other driver which is why it is imperative to hire the texting and driving accident attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC who have the experience and expertise investigating these types of claims.
Under New York State Law, the following is considered illegal:
- Talking on the phone while driving, unless a hands-free device is used
- Texting while driving- even fielding a text message qualifies
- Playing games
- Browsing the internet
New York State has tried increasing the monetary penalties incurred when caught using your phone behind the wheel and recently began charging points on the offender’s license but so far these penalties have not curbed the dangerous behavior.
Contact Our New York Texting And Driving Accident Lawyers
A car accident can be a terrifying experience to endure. Texting or calling while driving is an extremely careless thing to do and those who fail to follow the rules of the road should be held responsible. If someone else’s negligence has led to your injury, contact Kaplan Lawyers PC for a free consultation. Remember, if we don’t win your case there is no legal fee.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]