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Distracted Driving Attorneys Protect The Rights Of Victims In Distracted Driving Accidents in Suffolk County, Nassau County, & throughout Long Island
Even though many of us may feel that driving a car is fairly easy, it actually requires a lot of concentration. It may be second nature to some now, but many people can still remember how intimidating it was to learn how to control something that weighs over a ton and can go from 0 to 60 mph in a few seconds. Unfortunately, once certain people gain a respectable level of competence at driving, they start taking it for granted and do not give the act the attention it deserves. That can lead to people performing other actions while they drive instead of focusing on the main task of driving their car. If you are a victim of distracted driving, an experienced New York distracted driving accident lawyer can help.
That is dangerous not just for them, but for everyone else on the road as well. It is plainly obvious that someone who does not pay attention to the road while driving has a greater chance of causing an accident. Nonetheless, many people still attempt to drive while doing something else, and when they do, catastrophe often follows. If you have been in an accident caused by a distracted driver, then you have a very good chance of getting the compensation you need to take care of any expenses caused by the accident. That chance increases exponentially with the help of a New York distracted driving accident lawyer.
At the Harrison Law Group, we have been helping Long Island residents with their car accident claims for over twenty years. That means any one of our personal injury attorneys has the experience you need to help you with your case. So, contact the Harrison Law Group if you have been in an accident caused by a distracted driver; we will fight to make sure that you never have to pay out of pocket for any expenses.
What are the Types of Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving can be divided into three different categories, which are as follows:
Manual Distractions – These are distractions where the driver takes one or both hands off the steering wheel to do something else. Eating or drinking, putting on makeup, adjusting the infotainment system, or personal grooming are just a few of the examples of common manual distractions.
Visual Distractions – This type of distraction is when the driver takes their eyes off the road. Some examples include reading texts on the phone, looking at the car’s GPS system, looking at a passenger while you speak to them, or looking at the vanity mirror.
Cognitive Distractions – With these types of distractions, the driver’s attention is diverted away from the task of driving. Common examples include daydreaming, having a conversation on the phone or with a passenger, and attending to pets or unruly children.
It is easy to see why these kinds of distractions are all dangerous since they take your attention away from the task of driving the vehicle. Even the slightest distraction can cause an accident if it happens in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is also why texting while driving is so dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction at the same time.
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Distracted Driving Statistics
Distracted driving poses a threat to motorists, bikers, cyclists, and pedestrians, essentially everyone who uses the road, and the statistics bear that out. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, there were about 400,000 people injured in distracted driving accidents and 2841 of them died as a result of those accidents. Of the people who died, 1730 of them were drivers, 605 of them were passengers, 400 were pedestrians, and 77 were cyclists. As you can see, distracted driving is a menace to everyone on the road.
There is demonstrable evidence that traffic fatalities and injuries fall when drivers pay more attention to the road. In Georgia, injuries and collisions dropped when the state instituted a law prohibiting motorists from using phones while driving. The number of fatalities in 2018 fell by 2.3% from the previous year because of that law, which proves just how much safer it is for everyone when there is less distracted driving on the roads.
A New York Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer At The Harrison Law Group Will Help You With Your Case
Using a cellphone while driving is banned in New York, so if you were in an accident because of a distracted driver using their phone, then you are in good stead to collect compensation for your damages. The same goes if you were in an accident because of any other type of distracted driving. The reason is that, as common as it is, distracted driving is frowned upon because it is an irresponsible and reckless act that puts a lot of innocent people in danger.
So, if you were in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you have a very good chance of receiving the compensation that you need. You have an even better chance when you hire the Harrison Law Group to help you. That is because we have personal injury attorneys with over forty years of combined experience who will do everything they can to help you. So contact us at the Harrison Law Group if you were in an accident caused by a distracted driver; we will help you to get back on your feet.
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What is Personal Injury?
If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.
Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.
It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.
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Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.
We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.
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Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.
Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.
Types of Personal Injury
Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:
When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.
Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.
When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.
An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.
Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.
A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.
An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.
Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.
When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law
What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?
There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.
What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?
A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.
What should you do after a personal injury accident?
Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.
What if I am part responsible for the accident?
Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.
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