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Texting, Talking on the Phone, and Other Forms of Distracted Driving

At Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law, our Bronx personal injury lawyers know that among all the causes of car accidents, distracted driving-such as texting while driving-is the most common. Operating a motor vehicle is a large responsibility and if it not given ample amount of attention, dangerous collisions can result. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one death is caused every 12 to 15 minutes by vehicle accidents. The NHTSA also reports that driver distraction accounts for around 80% of all automobile accidents. Drivers can become distracted in many different ways as any action that takes your mind off of the road and removes your hands from the wheel can be considered a form of distracted driving.

A few common examples of distracted driving include the following:

  • Talking to a passenger
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting using a cell phone
  • Operating a GPS
  • Eating / drinking while driving
  • Using a stereo / music player
  • Applying makeup
  • Looking at an object outside the car

Cell phone usage has become an increased problem and topic of discussion among drivers and legislation in recent years. Though laws against using handheld devices while driving have become significantly stronger, this issue has still caused significant problems to others on the road. All types of driver distractions are just as dangerous as others and can result in severe vehicle collisions.

Legal Assistance from Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law

At Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law, we do everything in our power to help drivers recover compensation for distracted driver accidents. We have more than 40 years of experience investigating client’s car accidents to develop an auto accident claim on their behalf. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, our firm can thoroughly prepare your case for trial. We aggressively represent your interests and can help you through every step of this case. Call today to learn more!

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