Texting While Driving Accidents
Texting and driving accidents account for over a million crashes every year. If you’ve been involved in a distracted driving accident, or if you have lost a loved one to a distracted driver, you may be entitled to proper compensation. Levitsky Law Firm PLLC is prepared to help.
What To Do
There are three steps to follow when you have been involved in a distracted driving accident:
- Ensure that you are safe. Get to a safe location. Call the authorities and your loved ones, and get to a hospital if necessary.
- Collect information. This includes gathering the other driver’s insurance and contact information, as well as pictures of the accident. If you aren’t able to do this yourself, ask a trusted friend or family member to help as soon as possible.
- Contact a lawyer. You will need someone experienced on your side as soon as possible. A lawyer will help you with the next stages of the case.
Get An Attorney
The New York distracted driving law states that drivers cannot use portable electronic devices while they are operating a vehicle. The only exception is to call for help during emergencies.
Though this sounds straightforward, the finer details of this law can be tricky to navigate, especially during times of loss or hardship.
Families can suffer from long-term injuries or even death as a result of texting and driving accidents. It is crucial to have someone on your side who understands the law. Getting a good accident lawyer will ensure you have a professional at the wheel who cares about you and your loved ones.
What Representation Can Do For You
Levitsky Law Firm PLLC is a top accident lawyer in Brooklyn. We understand the ins and outs of the New York distracted driving law. By contacting us after your accident, you ensure your family stands the best chance at getting the compensation you deserve.
We look forward to helping you.