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Distracted Driving Accidents

Queens Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

Representing Victims of Distracted Driving in Suffolk County, Nassau County & All of New York

Every year, thousands of people are injured and killed in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers. Distracted driving is a leading cause of auto accidents in the United States, and it is entirely preventable. If you or a loved one was injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Queens distracted driving accident attorney can help you understand your legal options and take action to recover the money you are owed.

Call the Law Office of Seni Popat, P.C. at (718) 340-3385 or contact us online to request your consultation.

What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving occurs when a driver is not paying full attention to the road and/or the act of driving. There are three main types of distraction, each of which can cause an accident and result in serious injuries or fatalities.

The three main types of distracted driving are:

  • Manual: Taking your hands off the wheel
  • Visual: Taking your eyes off the road
  • Cognitive: Taking your mind off driving

Texting while driving is particularly dangerous because it involves all three types of distraction. However, any activity that takes a driver’s focus away from the road and driving is considered distracted driving.

Common Types of Distracted Driving

There are many different types of distracted driving, from texting to eating to grooming. While some types of distracted driving are more common than others, all can result in serious accidents and injuries.

Common types of distracted driving include:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Using a GPS or navigation system
  • Adjusting the radio or temperature controls
  • Eating or drinking
  • Grooming (e.g. brushing your hair or applying makeup)
  • Interacting with passengers
  • Watching a video

Proving Distracted Driving in New York

Proving that a driver was distracted at the time of a crash can be difficult. This is why it is so important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove your claim.

Common evidence used to prove distracted driving includes:

  • Cell phone records
  • Witness statements
  • Surveillance footage
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Police reports
  • Expert testimony

While it is illegal to text and drive in New York, drivers are still allowed to talk on the phone and use hands-free devices. However, if you can prove that a driver was using their cell phone at the time of the accident, you may be able to use this as evidence of distracted driving.

What to Do After a Distracted Driving Accident

If you were involved in a distracted driving accident, there are several steps you should take to protect your health and your rights.

After a crash, you should:

  • Call 911 and report the accident to the police
  • Seek medical attention, even if you don’t think you were injured
  • Follow your doctor’s orders and keep copies of all medical records
  • Take photos of the accident scene, damage to your vehicle, and your injuries
  • Get the other driver’s insurance information
  • Do not apologize or admit fault
  • Write down the names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Contact a distracted driving accident lawyer in Queens for a free consultation

How Our Firm Can Help

At the Law Office of Seni Popat, P.C., we know how devastating the aftermath of a serious auto accident can be. We also know how to help you seek the full, fair recovery you are owed. Our Queens distracted driving accident lawyer is prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your rights throughout the legal process.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, personalized legal guidance
  • 24/7 availability and Spanish-speaking services
  • Free, confidential consultations to discuss your case
  • Contingency fees—this means you owe us nothing unless/until we win your case
  • Aggressive representation in settlement negotiations and at trial
  • Our honest assessment of your case and its potential value

We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the caring support you deserve during this difficult time. Our firm is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we can meet you at your home, in the hospital, or in the office if you are unable to come to us.

Get in touch with our Queens distracted driving accident attorney today at (718) 340-3385 to get started with your initial consultation. We are ready to fight for you.

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