Most of our readers probably consider themselves to be pretty good drivers. However, most also probably know by now that the real danger on the roadways in New York and throughout the country is other drivers, not themselves. These days, there is one particular ever-present danger on the roads: the distracted driver.
When we think about distracted driving, most people probably think of drivers with smartphones in their hands. And, indeed, that is most likely one of the most common distractions for drivers. But, there are other distractions as well, including: eating behind the wheel; talking with others in the car; adjusting “infotainment” options in the vehicle; and even putting on makeup or otherwise adjusting your personal appearance while looking in the mirror. There is no doubt about it – the potential for distraction behind the wheel is significant.
In fact, the statistics kept by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that in one recent year alone – 2019 – over 3,100 people died in America in motor vehicle accidents that were directly linked to distracted driving. Many more suffered injuries due to these types of incidents.
Taking action against distracted drivers
In New York, injured car accident victims may be able to take action against distracted drivers who caused a collision. A personal injury lawsuit may be an option that helps injured victims to potentially recover financial compensation to help with their financial costs associated with the accident. At our law firm, we work with these victims to help them understand and pursue their legal rights. For more information, please visit the auto accident overview section of our law firm’s website.