Texting while driving is one of the most common driver distractions. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous. In recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence suggesting that texting while driving places the lives of others in serious jeopardy:
- According to a report in the New York Times, you are 23 times more likely to cause a car accident if you are texting while driving.
- Studies performed by the trucking industry found that drivers often take their eyes off the road for as long as 5 seconds while texting. This is long enough to drive the length of a football field at highway speeds.
- A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that texting while driving impairs your reaction time as much as driving while intoxicated.
In New York, it is against the law to text while driving. This law was enacted to improve the safety of our roads. If you are injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was texting at the time of the collision, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages.
Marc Albert is an accident lawyer with more than 15 years of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims in New York City. He has witnessed firsthand the devastating accidents caused by texting while driving, and he is committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
Mr. Albert works with a team of accident reconstruction experts to conclusively prove fault in your case. If you believe the other driver was texting, Mr. Albert can review the driver’s phone records to document this fact. This careful investigation will give you the edge you need when seeking to maximize the value of your compensation.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free car accident consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.