There has been an upsurge in distracted driving thanks to smartphones and other electronic entertainment devices, and innocent accident victims are paying the price. The state of New York has implemented laws banning the use of handheld devices while driving. These laws may help to curb some incidents of distracted driving, but it does not stop all distracted driving offenders.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident, contact a Suffolk County personal injury attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. Drivers have a duty to drive safely and follow the rules of the road. When they breach that duty and cause an accident, they deserve to be held accountable for the resulting injuries and damages.
When most people think of financial recovery for car accidents, they think of reimbursement for medical bills and automobile damage. In some cases, you may be limited in your recovery options, but in other cases, you may recover more. Depending on the severity of your injuries and other case facts, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
Some of the most emotionally challenging cases that we handle are wrongful death cases. If you lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident, you might have a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. These claims are intended to benefit close surviving family members for their losses. We know that a successful claim will not replace your loved one, but it may help you and your family feel a sense of closure, justice, and financial security.
Our experienced attorneys will investigate your claim by reviewing police reports and medical records and interviewing witnesses. They will also gather additional evidence, such as the defendant’s smartphone records, to help prove that the defendant’s negligence caused your accident. They will hire medical experts and accident reconstruction experts, if necessary, to help prove your claim.
Car accident attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. are aggressive legal advocates for injury victims and their families. We know that you and your family have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligent conduct, and our attorneys will work to see that you are fully compensated.