Queens Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
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Talk to a Queens distracted driving accident lawyer from the Harris Firm, LLC if you were hit by a driver who wasn’t paying attention to the road. We work on cases for the severely injured that other law firms might not be able to handle due to the complexity and high stakes. If you need someone to tenaciously pursue compensation in your name, and who knows how to manage all related legal processes, then look no further than our firm.
How Do Drivers Distract Themselves?
Today, all drivers are faced with an onslaught of distractions whenever they get behind the wheel. The choice that we need to make is to set aside all distractions willingly and focus on the road, so no one gets hurt in a car accident. Drivers who allow themselves to become distracted can and do cause accidents. When they do, they should be held accountable through a claim or lawsuit.
Common forms of driver distractions include:
- Using a smartphone or reading a text
- Adjusting the radio or GPS
- Reading a billboard
- Talking with passengers
- Applying makeup
- Adjusting a tie or self-grooming
- Eating breakfast
- Drinking coffee
All of these distraction forms are dangerous and common. Yet they all are completely preventable if the driver decides not to engage in them. The simplest way to avoid distracted driving is to not let yourself become distracted, and to keep your hands on the steering wheel, even when stopped. If someone doesn’t do this and they get distracted, then they should be liable for any car accidents they cause.
Few Distractions are Worse Than Cellphones
No driver distraction is safe, and all should be avoided. But smartphone use might be the worst type of driver distraction due to its dangers and commonality.
Smartphone use engages a driver in three forms of distractions at once:
- Visual distraction that takes the driver’s eyes off the road.
- Manual distraction that takes the driver’s hands off the wheel.
- Mental distraction that takes the driver’s mind off the task of driving.
Picking up the phone is a manual distraction. Reading a text is a visual distraction. Thinking about that text and how to respond is a mental distraction. To make things worse, mental distractions tend to linger for 30 to 60 seconds after the smartphone is put away.
Furthermore, some distracted drivers try to defend themselves by saying that they “only” looked at their phones for a few seconds. What they don’t realize is that looking at a text for 5 seconds while traveling at highway speeds causes them to drive about 300 feet without ever seeing what is in front of them. It is a recipe for disaster that often results as such.
Our Team is Ready to Help with Your Case
New York liability law allows you to pursue a claim against a driver who hit you if you were catastrophically injured. Although, having the ability to file a claim against a distracted driver is not the same as knowing how to file an effective claim. To handle all the questions and steps for your claim the easy way, leave it all up to our Queens distracted driving accident attorneys.
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