Abogado De Accidentes De Conducción Distraída En Long Island

If a distracted driver caused an accident, serious personal injury, or the death of a loved one, contact the attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck now.

Distracted driving accidents are one of the most common types of crashes. In 2016, distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives in the United States. Drivers who text, eat and drink while behind the wheel endanger everyone’s life. Damage to your vehicle from a distracted driver could be costly, while personal injuries could take a long time to heal.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, contact a qualified Long Island distracted driving accident attorney at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, to discuss your case.

For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accident lawyer serving Long Island, call  516-451-7900

Why hire Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP for your distracted driving accident claim?

Auto accident claims can get quite complex at times. These are just a few of the reasons clients come to us for legal representation:

  • We have represented personal injury clients in New York since 1996.
  • We use highly trained and dedicated attorneys; and support staff.
  • We have the financial capacity to pay the price of litigation and increase the chances of recovery.
  • We have longstanding relationships with members of the medical community in distracted driving cases.
  • We are thorough, diligent and pay attention to detail.

The above are just a few of the reasons why you should trust a Long Island car accident attorney from our law offices to handle your case. Learn more by scheduling a free consultation today at  (631) 451-7900 .

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Distracted Driving Accident Victim Compensation

As the victim of a distracted driving accident, you may be eligible for compensation. New York civil laws give accident victims the ability to obtain financial compensation for the damages they suffered after a car accident.

New York is a “no-fault” state, which means that you will initially seek compensation from your own insurance company, even if a distracted driver caused your accident. If your insurance company accepts your claim, you may be able to receive compensation from personal injury protection or other insurance coverage.

  • You may be able to get reimbursed for medical bills . This may include payments for your past and future hospital stays, surgeries, treatments, medications, medical devices, home care, and other medical expenses related to the accident.
  • You may be able to receive compensation to repair or replace your vehicle . You could receive compensation for the value of your vehicle (if the accident was a total loss) or the price of repairs, based on a mechanic’s estimate.
  • You could receive compensation for lost wages . If you had to miss work, lost wages, or used vacation time due to a distracted driving accident caused by another driver, you may qualify for a refund of your lost earnings.

You can get out of the insurance system at no fault if you sustained serious injuries, such as major disfigurement, broken bones, permanent disability, or long-term limited use of an organ, limb, function, or bodily system. In these cases, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the distracted driver who caused your accident. You may qualify for additional compensation if you win your case.

  • You may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering . New York courts allow recovery for physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish after a serious auto accident. These intangible losses could be spread over the lifetime of the victim, and the victim could be eligible for financial compensation accordingly.
  • You may be able to receive compensation for other non-economic damages . Additional non-economic damages that may be available with a third party lawsuit include loss of future earning capacity, loss of quality of life, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and loss of company. , love, support, and guidance from a loved one (for a wrongful death claim).
  • You could be awarded punitive damages . Courts may award additional punitive damages to punish a distracted driver for his or her unwarranted disregard for the safety of others. Punitive damages serve to provide additional compensation to a seriously injured victim and/or to punish the defendant for her misconduct.

An experienced Long Island distracted driving accident attorney at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, can provide an estimate of the value of your specific distracted driving accident case. We have the experience and resources to obtain fair compensation for our clients after devastating auto accidents. A free case consultation may give you an idea of ​​your options.

Time Limit to File a Distracted Driving Accident Claim in New York

Call your insurance company and let them know about the distracted driving accident as soon as possible after the crash. Most insurance companies have a rule that requires people to call and file a claim as soon as they can. Waiting too long could result in your insurance company denying your claim.

If your injuries are serious and you want to pursue a third party claim or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault distracted driver, abide by the New York statute of limitations. The statute of limitations, or the deadline for filing a personal injury claim in New York, is three years from the date of the injuries.

This may be the date of the car accident, or it may be a later date if you discover your injuries after the fact. If you had a late-onset traumatic brain injury, for example, you would have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead of the date of the crash.

Property damage claims also come with a three-year statute of limitations in New York.

If you lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident, you have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York. A wrongful death claim could result in compensation similar to a personal injury claim, plus one-time damages for surviving family members.

If the distracted driver in your case was a government employee, the federal employer could be the defendant in a personal injury case. In this situation, you would have a shorter time limit to file a personal injury claim: 90 days.

Pay attention to your time limit for filing a New York distracted driving accident claim, as missing your deadline often results in losing your right to file a lawsuit. Speak to a Long Island distracted driving accident attorney to learn more about your specific deadline.

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Types of distracted driving

There are many forms of distracted driving. Anything that takes the driver’s attention away from driving could qualify as a form of distraction. This includes passengers, food and drink, personal grooming, GPS devices, radios, outside distractions, and mental distractions.

Today, cell phones are the most frequent cause of distracted driving accidents. Cell phones are so dangerous for drivers because they meet all three types of distracted driving: manual, visual, and cognitive.

  1. A driver needs both hands on the wheel to properly react to changes in the road. A manual distraction is anything that takes one or both of the driver’s hands off the wheel. This may include grabbing something from the passenger seat, using the radio, or holding a cell phone.
  2. Keeping both eyes on the road is imperative for quick reaction time and the ability to prevent a crash. A visual distraction takes the driver’s eyes off the road. Looking at passengers, electronic devices, or distractions on the road, such as a car crash or an advertisement, can cause an accident.
  3. The driver’s mind should always be focused on operating the vehicle. Thinking about something else could slow down reaction times and impair judgment. Cognitive distractions include past or ongoing conversations, emotions such as road rage, drowsy driving, or worry about personal issues.

La Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en la Carretera (NHTSA, por sus siglas en inglés) establece que leer o enviar un solo mensaje de texto a 55 millas por hora quita los ojos del conductor de la carretera lo suficiente como para compararlo con cruzar un campo de fútbol con los ojos vendados.

El uso del teléfono celular mientras se conduce se ha convertido en un problema tan generalizado que la mayoría de los estados, incluido Nueva York, han aprobado leyes de conducción distraída específicamente con respecto a hablar y enviar mensajes de texto en un dispositivo electrónico.

Romper las leyes estatales de telefonía celular y causar un accidente de conducción distraída es negligencia y puede hacer que el conductor culpable sea responsable de los daños.

Leyes de conducción distraída en Nueva York

Nueva York tiene varias leyes vigentes para ayudar a prevenir la conducción distraída. Las más destacadas son las leyes estatales sobre teléfonos celulares y dispositivos electrónicos portátiles. Es ilegal que cualquier conductor use un dispositivo electrónico portátil detrás del volante para hablar, enviar mensajes de texto, jugar o ver o tomar fotos. Esto incluye escribir y leer información electrónica (como mensajes de texto, correos electrónicos o páginas web), transmitir imágenes y hablar por un celular.

Las excepciones de las leyes de telefonía celular en Nueva York incluyen el uso de un dispositivo de manos libres, el uso de un dispositivo fijado al vehículo o el uso de un teléfono para comunicarse con las autoridades en caso de emergencia. Las leyes estatales de telefonía celular son primordiales, lo que significa que la policía no necesita otra razón para detenerlo.

Romper las leyes de conducción distraída del estado puede resultar en cinco puntos en la licencia de conducir, así como una multa que refleje la cantidad de infracciones en el registro del conductor. Las primeras ofensas resultan en multas de $50 a $200. Las segundas ofensas dentro de los 18 meses pueden generar multas de hasta $250.

Se aplican sanciones más estrictas a los conductores con permiso de aprendiz, pudiendo enfrentar una suspensión de la licencia de 120 días. Las sanciones posteriores para conductores novatos dentro de los seis meses resultarán en al menos un año de revocación de la licencia.

Una persona que infringe las leyes estatales de conducción distraída y provoca un accidente de auto puede ser responsable de los daños. Un reclamo de lesiones personales por lesiones graves podría resultar en que la compañía de seguros del conductor culpable indemnice a las víctimas por sus pérdidas.

Contratar a un abogado agresivo de accidentes de conducción distraída en Long Island puede ayudar a las víctimas del accidente a enfrentarse a los agentes de seguros y luchar por una compensación justa.

Schedule Your Free Consultation with a Long Island Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

The attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP can help if you were involved in a distracted driving accident in Long Island, New York. We understand the related laws and are experienced in negotiating fair settlements with insurance companies. Our attorneys care about our clients and are committed to their success.

If a distracted driver caused your recent accident, serious personal injury, or the death of a loved one, contact us for a free consultation. We can tell you if your case is valid and how much it could be worth. Call  (631) 451-7900  to request a review of your case today.

 

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