Texting while driving is a danger to everyone involved, which is why, according to the New York DMV, it is illegal in the state of New York, carrying stiff financial penalties and the possibility of points on your license. Unfortunately, the law does not entice all, or even most, motorists to put their phones away and focus on the road.
If you were involved in an accident caused by a texting driver, a Westbury car accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
The car accident lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. help accident victims get paid what they deserve. If a texting driver injured you and caused damage to your vehicle or other personal property, we will make sure that they—and their insurance company—pay for your damages. We are so confident in our ability to help you that we never charge a fee until you get paid. We will give you a free case evaluation and go over everything you can expect during the process.
To start the process today with a free, no-obligation car accident consultation with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., call us at (516) 932-0400.
In This Article
- New York State Texting While Driving Laws
- Texting While Driving Accidents
- Why Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
- Winning Compensation for Your Westbury Texting While Driving Accident
- The Statute of Limitations
New York State Texting While Driving Laws
Put simply, texting while driving is a crime in New York City and New York State. The state’s lawmakers, acknowledging the studies linking texting to the higher car accident and fatality rates, made the practice illegal nearly a decade ago in 2009 and imposed fines on violators. Sadly, the habit continues. The New York State Police reported that the incidence of cell phone-related accidents has steadily climbed in the past years. In 2017, there were 57,006 crashes involving cell phone use. By 2018, that number went up to 87,728.
According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, the penalties for texting while driving in the state are as follows:
First Offense: A minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $200.
Second Offense: A minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $250.
Third Offense: A minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $450.
The violation will also result in five points going on your license, which has the potential to raise your insurance rates or, if you accumulate enough points, get your license suspended.
For a free legal consultation with a Texting While Driving Accident lawyer serving Westbury, call 516-932-0400
Texting While Driving Accidents
Texting while driving takes a motorist’s eyes and attention off the road. Even a split-second lapse in judgment will be all it takes to cause an accident that will have devastating results for all involved, including severe bodily injury, property damage, and even death.
We will recover compensation for you for the following types of accidents caused by a texting driver:
If a driver rear-ended you because they took their eyes off the road while texting and did not see you stop, we will hold them liable and recover money from them or their insurer.
Some texting drivers become so distracted by their phones that they turn onto a road going the wrong direction or they veer into oncoming traffic. The results will be devastating, even fatal. We will help you win compensation for a head-on collision.
It is hard to see a red light or stop sign when your eyes and all your attention are on your phone, not the road. If you were hit in the side by a texting driver who disregarded a traffic signal, we will help you get paid.
We will help you fight for compensation for all other types of accidents caused by texting drivers. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400.
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Why Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team will help you win the compensation you deserve for a Westbury car accident caused by texting and driving. We also promise to do the following:
Keep You Updated on Your Case
When you work with us, you do not have to worry about not being able to get in touch with your lawyer. We stay in close contact with you, checking in regularly to let you know exactly where your case stands and what to expect in the days to come.
Identify Liable Parties
We will identify all parties liable for your injury, including those you might not have considered.
Communicate With All Parties for You
We take care of all the communication and all the paperwork on your behalf. You focus all your time and energy on your medical treatment and resting so you can get better.
We will take the time to conduct a deep and thorough investigation into your accident, collecting all the evidence we need to build a compelling claim. Our goal is to overwhelm the other party, persuading them to make an excellent settlement offer because they would not want to risk facing us at a trial before a jury.
Determine a Value for Your Case
We will tabulate the full damages you have incurred and aggressively pursue the entire amount.
Winning Compensation for Your Westbury Texting While Driving Accident
Our lawyers will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve—both economic and noneconomic losses. We will help you win a monetary award that includes the following forms of compensation:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Other items of damages that are unique to your individual circumstances
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The Statute of Limitations
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, you should take legal action as quickly as possible. Waiting too long will cause your case to be time-barred due to the statute of limitations expiring. We urge you to contact us promptly to avoid these issues. Additionally, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. For a free consultation, give us a call now at (516) 932-0400.
To set up your free case evaluation with a Westbury texting while driving accident lawyer today, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400.