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New York Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Gitlin & Siegel P.C. Can Help You Get Compensation for Your Injuries

Distracted driving accidents can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. In many cases, victims are left with lifelong disabilities and mounting medical bills. They may also be unable to work and may need to rely on others to make ends meet.

If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, our New York distracted driving accident attorneys can help. We can review the details of your case and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses. Our firm can also help you hold the responsible parties accountable and prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our firm and schedule a consultation. Our New York distracted driving accident attorneys are ready to help you.

Contact our distracted driving accident attorneys online or call (646) 513-4556 today.

Who Is Liable for a Distracted Driving Accident?

In New York, liability in a distracted driving accident can be attributed to several parties, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. Distracted driving refers to any activity that diverts a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. Common examples include texting or using a mobile phone, eating, adjusting the radio or GPS, and more.

Here are some parties who could potentially be held liable in a distracted driving accident in New York:

The Distracted Driver: The primary party responsible for a distracted driving accident is the driver who was engaging in the distracting activity. If it can be proven that the driver's distraction directly led to the accident, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages.

Employers: If the distracted driver was operating a vehicle for work purposes at the time of the accident, their employer may also be held liable under certain circumstances. Employers can be responsible if they negligently allowed or encouraged distracted driving on the job, or if the employee was performing work-related tasks that contributed to the distraction (e.g., making work-related phone calls or texts).

Vehicle Owners: If the distracted driver was not the owner of the vehicle, the owner may still be held liable if they allowed the driver to use their vehicle and were aware or should have been aware of the driver's tendency to drive distracted.

Manufacturers: In some cases, product liability claims can be made against the manufacturer of a vehicle or a device that contributed to the distraction. For example, if a defect in a vehicle's infotainment system caused the distraction, the manufacturer might be liable.

Passengers: Passengers can also potentially be held liable if their actions contributed to the driver's distraction. For example, if a passenger was actively engaging in a distracting conversation or trying to manipulate the vehicle's controls, they may share some liability.

Government Entities: In rare cases, if a government entity's negligence in road design or maintenance contributed to the accident, they might be held partially responsible.

It's important to note that New York follows a comparative negligence system, which means that liability can be shared among multiple parties based on their respective levels of fault. If you're involved in a distracted driving accident in New York, it's crucial to consult with an attorney who can assess the specifics of your case and help determine liability. Laws and regulations can change over time, so it's advisable to seek legal advice that is current at the time of your accident.

How a New York Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Can Help

If you were injured in a distracted driving accident, our New York distracted driving accident attorneys can help. We can help you prove liability and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We can also help you fight for compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our attorneys can even help you get compensation for emotional distress and other non-economic damages.

When you work with our firm, we will fight to get you the maximum compensation you are owed. We will investigate your accident and gather all the evidence we need to prove liability and get you the compensation you deserve. We can also help you get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, missed time at work, and other losses.

We can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death

If you or someone you love was injured in a distracted driving accident, our New York distracted driving accident attorneys are ready to help. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our firm today and learn how we can help you.

Call (646) 513-4556 or fill out our online contact form to get started with a consultation.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Distracted Driving Accidents?

There is a statute of limitations that applies to every personal injury case, including distracted driving accidents. The statute of limitations is a law that requires you to file your personal injury case within a certain amount of time or you will lose your right to file. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is normally three years, but it can be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances of the case.

It is important to keep these time limits in mind. If you were injured in a distracted driving accident and you wait too long to file a claim, you could lose your right to do so.

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