The state of New York has taken several steps to limit the rate of distracted driving and texting while driving specifically. Yet according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving remains a great threat to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in Hempstead and across the nation.
If you or a loved one has been in a collision where texting while driving or another form of distracted driving is a confirmed or suspected cause, you may have reason to bring a lawsuit. Call our team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (516) 451-7900 to speak at no cost about your case for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a texting behind the wheel accidents lawyer serving Hempstead, call 516-451-7900
You may not know it by the number of people who text while driving, but texting behind the wheel of your vehicle is illegal under New York Vehicles & Traffic §1225-C.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has attempted to crack down on cell phone-related driving behaviors in recent years by:
There is no ambiguity: For drivers in Hempstead and the rest of the state, texting while driving is illegal. Beyond the illegality issue, texting while driving is one of the most dangerous behaviors that any driver can engage in.
Nassau County and the state of New York have taken additional, nonpunitive approaches in attempting to decrease instances of texting and driving. These approaches include the Nassau County’s Distracted Driver Education Program. In addition, Nassau County drivers may expunge cell phone-related points from their license with the help of technological monitoring devices, as reported by Government Technology, which may help them build safer driving practices.
Laws and prevention programs are helpful and necessary, but it is ultimately up to the drivers of Hempstead to realize the threat that texting while driving poses to themselves and others and refrain from the practices on their own volition.
Texting while driving is a type of distracted driving. Distracted driving is a dangerous driving behavior, which includes:
Some forms of distracted driving are more dangerous than others, and texting while driving is among the most dangerous. Texting while driving requires that you:
Even if you are dictating your text message, you must take your attention from the road to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), distracted driving accounted for:
These figures only account for confirmed cases of distracted driving—the true figures may be even higher than those listed above. If you or a loved one were involved in a collision where texting while driving was a cause or contributing factor, then you likely have grounds for a lawsuit.
Call our team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (516) 451-7900 for a free consultation.
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If a distracted driver caused a crash in which you sustained an injury or your loved one died, then you may have more than enough reason to bring legal action. The goals of such a lawsuit may be:
Depending on the specifics of your crash, you may be dealing with:
In any case, a texting behind the wheel lawyer serving Hempstead may be a great help in shouldering the load of your lawsuit.
A texting behind the wheel lawyer serving Hempstead will handle your distracted driving negligence lawsuit from start to finish. This service will include them handling several specific duties, possibly including:
You may be eligible for compensation covering:
Being the victim of distracted driving can turn your life upside down, and a texting behind the wheel accident lawyer serving Hempstead is here to help if you decide to bring legal action against the party or parties responsible for your collision. Call our team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (516) 451-7900 for a free consultation. We can also assist clients who speak Spanish.
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