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A Distracted Driver Can Cause an Accident in under Three Seconds

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions nationwide. Drivers texting on their phone, or otherwise distracted, are prone to causing rear-end crashes, as well as other significant accidents and the severe injuries that accompany them. Marc S. Albert helps victims injured by a distracted driver pursue legal action and recover the damages that they need to aid in their recovery.

The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert has offered aggressive legal representation to people across New York City and on Long Island for over two decades, securing many million-dollar settlements and verdicts.

Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

New York has taken significant legislative measures to prevent distracted driving practices. Drivers who cause accidents due to their texting or phone use can also be subject to civil lawsuits brought by victims injured by their actions. Texting is a significant component of distracted driving accidents. Other kinds of distractions include:

  • Drinking or eating.
  • Having conversations with other passengers in the vehicle.
  • Grooming, such as putting on makeup or shaving.
  • Using a GPS system.
  • Adjusting the radio.
  • Rubbernecking at sights along the road.

Distracted driving can significantly delay a driver’s reaction time. One study conducted by the University of Utah found that using a cell phone while driving delayed a driver’s reaction time to the same degree as if a driver had a blood alcohol content of .08, which is the threshold level for a drunk driving charge.

Liability for Distracted Driving Accidents

Marc S. Albert represents the victims of distracted drivers to receive compensation for past and future medical costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and burial expenses. Marc Albert will also argue for compensation for pain and suffering and loss of consortium damages. Loss of Consortium damages is related to everyday task the victim was responsible for.  This includes tasks such as cooking meals, doing laundry, picking up the children and driving them where they needed to be. Loss of Consortium can also include the loss of companionship and intimacy between spouses.

In the aftermath of a car accident, it may be initially unclear as to what contributed to causing it. The assistance of a knowledgeable attorney can be vital in helping to gather relevant evidence.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

A distracted driver can leave victims with serious, life-altering injuries like spinal cord damage, brain injuries, and other permanent impairments that require significant time and expenses for recovery. Marc S. Albert represents people injured in a collision as they seek the resources that they need to move forward.

The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert serves injured people throughout New York City and Long Island from offices in Astoria, Brooklyn, and Syosset. If you are interested in knowing more about your legal options following a car accident, contact our office at 855-252-3788 or online to speak with an attorney.

If you have been in a car accident, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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If you have been in a Car Accidents. You should speak to local personal injury attorney with significant experience dealing with Car Accidents. We work on contingency, which means we do not get paid unless there is a settlement or a verdict with an award.

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