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Texting While Driving Accidents
Three seconds can change a life
While driving, a moment’s distraction can cause serious consequences. Just three seconds are all it takes for a crash to occur when you text while driving. Distracted driving is on the rise. Every day lives are changed at the hand of a driver, who isn’t giving their full attention to the road. Distracted driving can cause serious injuries and have the potential for fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured in a texting while driving accident in New York, call The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo. Our experienced attorneys have a demonstrated history of winning distracted driving cases.
Support for distracted driving accident victims
Despite tougher laws and awareness campaigns, cell phones remain the number one distraction for drivers. There are multiple reasons a cell phone can cause a car crash. The driver might glance down at their phone to see an incoming text, they could hold the phone to their ear, and they could text or change the song or check social media, or take a closer look at their GPS. In order to determine if you have a case and ultimately have a successful outcome, you must be able to provide proof of negligence. That is why it is important to contact an experienced attorney. The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo have a winning track record that has resulted in successful settlements for our clients.
Texting Causes More New York Car Accidents than Drunk Driving
We have become a society attached to our cell phones and as a result, the instances of car collisions have risen not just in New York State but all over the country. At the forefront of driver distractions is texting. One out of every four car crashes involves texting while driving. According to the National Safety Council, texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a collision than drunk driving. This is despite the fact that a NY law was passed against texting and driving in late 2009.
Texting While Driving Causes Serious Injuries
It only takes a second for serious injuries to occur. The combination of the brutal force of the airbags deploying and your body’s automatic reaction to brace itself for impact can cause debilitating results. Some of the injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
While you might not be thinking of seeking legal advice the moment the collision occurs, if it caused an injury, permanent disability, missed time at work or other financial burdens, you should definitely speak to a personal injury attorney. A law firm like Sobo & Sobo, a New York Personal Injury Attorney, can help build your case and help you or your loved one move forward after the collision.
Texting While Driving Can Be Fatal
While seeking legal advice may not be the most immediate thought on your mind, if an automobile crash caused the death of a loved one, the personal injury attorneys at Sobo & Sobo will listen to your story with compassion. We will offer full support as we build your case and help you begin to find closure after a fatal accident.
We Want to Hear Your Story
A distracted driver can change your life in an instant. If you live in New York or the surrounding areas of the Hudson Valley and have been injured in a distracted driving accident, we recommend you contact the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo. Our New York professional attorneys have experience handling a variety of personal injury cases. The initial consultation is free and there are no attorney’s fees until your case is settled. We have offices conveniently located throughout New York in Middletown, Newburgh, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, Monticello, and New York City. We look forward to hearing your story and taking the next step toward Winning Together.