Brooklyn Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
While there is plenty to see and do in Brooklyn, if you plan to sightsee, people watch, or talk on your cell phone, you should take a cab rather than drive. Distracted driving is one of the top reasons that car accidents happen in the United States.
You not only have to ensure that you aren’t driving distracted, but you should also be prepared for other drivers on the road who are driving distracted. A distraction can be anything from talking on the phone to having an argument with someone in the car to eating a meal on the go.
If you get into a car accident because someone was driving distracted, contact a Brooklyn distracted driving accident lawyer.
New York Laws and Distracted Driving
New York takes distracted driving seriously. In the event of an accident involving distracted driving, there are legal charges that the person responsible could face, as well as being accountable for any expenses for injuries and damages caused.
While New York is a no-fault car insurance state, you still have the ability to seek compensation in certain cases. If the other driver happens to be charged with something related to distracted driving, it can help you demonstrate that you are not the one responsible for what happened.
This means that if you or your loved ones are injured because of an accident caused by a distracted driver, you could be entitled to compensation.
Determining Distracted Driving
Before any kind of determination is made regarding financial responsibility, it has to be demonstrated that someone did something wrong.
In distracted driving cases this can be difficult, but not impossible, to prove. A driver yelling at kids in the backseat or trying to get an excited dog to sit down doesn’t necessarily leave much evidence, which makes it especially important that you pay attention to what is going on around you.
Because distracted driving cases can be so complicated, it’s important that you have an experienced legal team on your side to ensure you get any compensation you deserve.
Splitting Responsibility After a Car Accident
Even in no-fault states, some of the fees and other financial obligations can be split based on who was at fault for the car accident.
For example, if you were sitting at a red light and someone hit you from the rear because he or she was talking on the phone, there is a good chance that the court will order the driver and his or her insurance company to cover 100 percent of the costs.
However, this would only happen once it is determined that the other driver was 100 percent responsible; it’s possible that the other driver could be found responsible for a smaller percentage, leaving you responsible for the remaining percentage of both responsibility and expenses.
Our experienced Brooklyn distracted driving accident lawyers may be able to demonstrate that the other driver was distracted and get you the most compensation possible.
Contact an Attorney
If you have been in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, let Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us online or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.