If a texting motorist caused your Long Beach traffic collision, you can seek compensation to pay for your medical bills, cover lost income, and more. In some cases, you may be able to pursue pain and suffering damages and hold the at-fault driver accountable. A texting behind the wheel lawyer serving Long Beach from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help you with your insurance claims and third-party lawsuit.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today to speak with a team member and get a better idea of your options for compensation. Call (516) 451-7900 for your free consultation. Team members are available now to review your crash and explain your rights based on New York State injury laws.
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Texting and Driving Is Against the Law in New York State
New York requires drivers to carry no-fault auto insurance coverage, but it may be possible to hold the distracted driver who caused your collision responsible for their carelessness. Texting and distracted driving is a serious concern in New York State, including in Nassau County.
Texting and other hand-held cell phone use are illegal in New York State, but this does not stop all drivers from reading and sending texts, making calls, and checking social media while behind the wheel. Per New York Vehicle & Traffic § 1225-C, all of these activities are illegal, and the only exceptions are related to emergencies when you need to contact first responders.
When a driver causes a crash because they are texting behind the wheel, the law enforcement officers responding to the collision may issue a traffic infraction. They could also face additional criminal charges. However, you may also be able to take action in a civil case against them. Doing so could allow you to recover damages in addition to your no-fault policy coverage.
To learn more about your options following a Long Beach texting and driving crash, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (516) 451-7900 today. We will evaluate your case for you for free.
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Our Team Can Handle Your Insurance Claims Following a Crash
A lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. experienced with texting behind the wheel collisions helps victims of texting drivers pursue a financial recovery for their treatment, some or all of their lost income, and more.
If we know about your case in time, we can file your claim and take care of your no-fault, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance claims, as well as seek compensation from the texting driver’s auto liability policy.
We will gather the necessary and available evidence to support your claim and present it to the insurance company to prove their policyholder caused the accident and is liable for your losses. We know what it takes to recover a fair and just payment for your damages, and if we represent you, we will work toward this goal through settlement negotiations or take your case to court.
Understanding Damages Available After a Long Beach Collision
In New York State, no-fault insurance provides coverage for your basic expenses, including your injury treatment, some of your lost wages, and a small amount for related expenses.
If our team handles your case, we will work with your doctors or other medical experts to understand your injuries and prognosis and prove you qualify to seek fault-based damages if you have serious injuries.
In a third-party claim or lawsuit, we will work to secure non-economic (intangible) damages for you, including compensation for damages that may include your physical pain and suffering, your emotional stress, and other similar losses.
To pursue pain and suffering damages, you will need to show your injuries result in significant limitations or impairment, are permanent, or will keep you away from work for a long time, meeting the definition of “serious injury” from New York Civil Insurance Laws § 5102(d). There are other categories which constitute a serious injury, call us to discuss your case and find out if you meet the required level of injury to pursue a third-party claim.
Our team also represents family members of those who passed away in traffic collisions. Our wrongful death team can discuss your legal rights with you today.
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Statute of Limitations and Other Deadlines on Long Beach Car Accident Cases
Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, there is a time limit on how long we have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the applicable time limit, you will be precluded from making a recovery against a responsible third-party. Also, municipal cases have their own special time limits, as do wrongful death claims. We can take action before the time limit arrives on your case in the event we need to go to trial.
This is not the only deadline you must be aware of that will apply to your case. There are also deadlines set by your PIP provider on notifying them about the accident, filing your claim, and submitting your bills. We can take care of this for you as long as we are working together in time to do so.
Discuss Your Legal Options with Our Team After a Texting and Driving Collision
A lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving Long Beach experienced with texting behind the wheel collision cases may be able to hold the distracted driver accountable for your range of damages, including your pain and suffering and other intangible losses. Our team is available now to speak with you about your crash, injuries, and what action you may be legally able to take to recover compensation. We have someone who can speak with you in Spanish, if you prefer.
If we decide to work together to seek a payout in your case, we will represent you based on contingency. We will only receive attorney fees for your case when we secure a settlement for you.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. now at (516) 451-7900.