Countless roadways weave through Central New York. Everyday there are accidents on the New York State Thruway, collisions on I-81 and crashes on I-87, I-88, 481 and 690. These accidents cause serious injuries and permanent disabilities. Texting while driving is a major cause of car crashes and tractor trailer accidents.
University of Utah researchers recently announced statistics from a study on driving while texting. The psychologists reported that drivers who text while driving are six (6) times more likely to be involved in a crash. The risk for crashing increases for two reasons: (1) because drivers who text are not looking at the roadway, and (2) because of the brain drain caused by switching between up-close texting driving.
Because the reaction time of texting drivers is as much as 30% slower than non-texting drivers, it is illegal to text and drive in the State of New York.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving texting while driving. If your or a loved one were injured by a driver who was texting, talking on a cellphone, or was otherwise not paying attention, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York car accident attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.