Brooklyn Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Stand Up for Victims
Distracted driving accidents are on the rise
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car has a duty to focus their full attention on the road. Unfortunately, we live in an age of constant distraction and limited attention spans. When drivers give in to petty distractions, serious accidents can result. If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who wasn’t paying proper attention, a Brooklyn distracted driving accident attorney at our firm can help. At Goldberg Sager & Associates, we are determined to help our clients recover the fair compensation they deserve for their injuries.
What is distracted driving?
Distracted driving occurs when someone operating a vehicle takes their mind and eyes off the road. If the distraction lasts long enough, the results can be disastrous. Drivers can wander out of their lane, run red lights and stop signs or fail to see people and vehicles crossing in front of them. Distracted drivers miss out on cues from the vehicles around them that would tell them when they should slow down or stop. Distracted driving is the primary cause of most traffic accidents today.
What are the top causes of distracted driving in New York?
The number one cause of distraction for drivers today is cellphone use. Many drivers carry on voice calling, text messaging, emailing and using various phone apps behind the wheel. Talking, texting or otherwise using a cellphone while driving is now illegal in New York unless drivers use a hands-free device.
Other causes of distraction include:
- Eating and/or drinking
- Personal grooming
- Adjusting a GPS or stereo
- Reaching for an object
- Carrying on conversations with passengers
In the wake of an accident, a driver will often admit to having been distracted. Such admissions are admissible in court as evidence of negligence.
Common injuries from distracted driving accidents
Any auto accident can cause bodily trauma, resulting in:
- Whiplash and other soft tissue injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Bone fractures
- Burns, scarring and disfigurement
- Spinal cord injury, including paralysis
If there is a fatal accident, we represent family members in a wrongful death case to hold wrongdoers fully accountable.
Recovering compensation after a Brooklyn distracted driving accident
Distracted driving is negligent driving. When accidents occur, a negligent driver can be liable for all of the victim’s economic and noneconomic losses, including:
- Medical expenses, present and future
- Lost wages, present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Punitive damages may also be recoverable if an auto accident is caused by a driver’s gross negligence.
As your advocate, we seek the maximum amount of compensation possible, given the facts of your case.
How to find the best distracted driving attorney in Brooklyn
When you’re looking for a Brooklyn car accident lawyer, the most important attribute is experience. Attorneys who have been practicing for at least 10 years are familiar with insurance company tactics and common defenses in auto accident cases. They can estimate how much a case is reasonably worth and know how to fight for positive results. Ask any lawyer you interview about their track record of success in cases like yours. Our firm is proud of our accomplishments on behalf of clients and we’re fully capable of fighting for the most positive outcome possible in your case.
Contact our Brooklyn attorneys for your distracted driving accident claim
If you have been injured in a distracted driver accident, the team of attorneys at Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn can help you obtain fair financial compensation. Contact us online or call us at 718-514-9516 today to discuss your case.