Those who violate the law and use their smart phones to text message are putting other innocent drivers at risk. There has been a huge increase in serious injury accidents that were determined to have the underlying cause of negligence by a driver who chose to focus on their electronic device rather than the streets or highways. This negligent driving behavior has caused very serious injury accidents and innocent victims pay the price of their wrongdoing. In any such case, it is imperative that you contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., to assist you in the legal process of filing a claim against the negligent driver.
Everyone has seen the signs and ads promoting the importance of staying off your cellphone while you are driving. Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous and reduces the reaction time a driver has when they encounter a problem. Although it may be obvious to some that taking your eyes off the road and hands off the wheel to send or read a text is probably not the best idea, many people still do it.
As of 2011, New York police officers have become incredibly diligent about issued texting while driving (TWD) tickets. Authorities estimate that more than double the tickets were issued in 2011 than in 2010. It is considered a primary traffic offense to be texting while driving and can result in three points against your record. Victims of car accidents whose offender was texting and distracted at the moment of the collision, should understand that they have a right to compensation.
Our firm has a combined experience of over 75 years, and we have garnered a reputation as hard-hitting personal injury lawyers that will relentlessly press for money awards for our injured clients. Our aggressive approach is an advantage to our clients; we don’t buckle and accept lowball settlements when the individual deserves more. We will relentlessly pursue the compensation you deserve after sustaining injuries due to the negligence of another driver who insists on breaking the law by texting while driving.
Any car accident is extremely upsetting, but when serious injury has taken place, the situation is frightening and painful for both the injured and their families. Cases of catastrophic injuries, such as burns, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and disfigurement are sadly not uncommon in cases of accidents caused by drivers who are driving while texting. A careful evaluation of the injury case should take place at once, and our legal team can assist you in protecting your right to compensation in any serious injury case. We are committed to our clients and will vigorously protect their rights and fight for a settlement either in negotiations or in court.