There has been a rash of distracted driving accidents in Nassau and across the state of New York in recent years. New York’s laws banning handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle are well-meaning. Unfortunately, those laws do not stop all incidents of distracted driving. Distracted driving is an incredibly dangerous roadway hazard, and innocent people are being injured as a result.
The Nassau County personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. have seen, firsthand, the devastating consequences of distracted driving accidents. We help car accident victims and their families recover compensation for injuries and damages caused by distracted, or otherwise negligent, drivers.
Showing that a driver was distracted at the time of the accident does not unequivocally prove that he or she was at fault for the accident. It will help to strengthen your case against the driver, however. Evidence of distraction will help to prove that the driver was behaving negligently or recklessly at the time of the accident. If the driver was distracted by a handheld device, it also shows that he or she was violating the law at the time of the accident.
Our experienced attorneys know how to obtain evidence that shows the driver was distracted. They will gather the other driver’s smartphone records to look at his or her activity leading up to and at the time of the accident. They will search for any video footage of the accident that may have been captured by nearby surveillance cameras. They will also track down and interview potential witnesses.
Distracted driving accidents can lead to severe injuries that disrupt your life in many ways. These injuries may include:
Medical expenses can be financially crippling, especially when follow-up surgeries and long-term therapy and rehabilitation are required. When injuries result in permanent disability, you may not be able to return to work, or you may only be able to return to work in a limited capacity. As a result, your permanent disability may limit your income earning potential.
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident in Nassau County, contact a personal injury attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. You need an experienced legal advocate to protect your rights and fight for your financial recovery. Our attorneys will provide you with the personal, high-quality legal representation that you deserve.