Distracted-Driving Attorneys Serving Long Island
Distracted driving can have serious or even deadly consequences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nine people are killed each day in the United States because a driver was distracted. Even more sustain lasting injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a Long Island distracted-driving accident, the legal team at William Mattar, P.C., is ready to help. Call our offices, at (844) 444-4444, or complete a contact form on our website to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experienced lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that causes a driver’s mind or eyes to stray from the road or hands to come off the wheel.
The CDC classifies distractions as visual, manual, or cognitive. Visual distractions occur when the driver’s eyes leave the road, manual when the driver’s hands leave the wheel, and cognitive when the mind wanders. Distracted driving may result from any one of a combination of these.
That second or two spent texting, checking emails, or focusing on any task other than driving can have dramatic consequences. At highway speeds, that second or two can be like driving the length of a football field blindfolded.
New York has outlawed the use of any handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone, while driving. Violations can bring steep fines and other penalties. Your insurance rates could rise, as well, and points may be added to your driver’s license.
How to Win Compensation After a Long Island Distracted Driving Accident
Anyone who sustains serious injuries in a distracted-driving accident may be entitled to compensation. The brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, dental or facial injuries, and damage to internal organs that can result from such incidents require medical care. Hospitalization and surgery may be necessary, and some injuries require long-term care.
Healing should be your priority if you’re injured in an accident. Distracted-driving accident victims may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, physical pain, and emotional stress. Contact the law offices of William Mattar, P.C., at (844) 444-4444, or complete our online form to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experienced professionals can review your case and help you file a claim for compensation.