Auto Accident Attorney Representing Injured Victims of Car Accidents in New York
Car accidents most often are the direct and proximate result of someone else’s negligence. This article will explore some of the more common causes of car accidents in New York City and New York State, including the following:
- distracted driving
- disobeying signs and traffic control devices
- driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly twelve hundred (1,200) people per day, nationwide, are injured in motor vehicle collisions caused by a distracted driver.
While distracted driving can take many forms, one of the most common types of distracted driving is cell phone use – either making phone calls or texting while driving. This type of activity distracts drivers from what should be their single highest priority: keeping their eyes, ears, and minds on the roadway in front of them.
Under current New York law, a cell phone violation occurs when a driver uses a cellular phone that isn’t equipped with hands-free functionality, such as Bluetooth connectivity. A “texting and driving” violation occurs under New York law when a driver uses an electronic device, such as an iPad or cell phone while driving.
Disobeying or Disregarding Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings
Another common cause of New York car accidents is when drivers fail to obey traffic signs, signals, and roadway markings. All roadway signs and signals, including traffic signals, railroad crossing signals, stop signs, and speed limit signs, among others, are intended to let drivers know of an impending danger. The New York Transportation Code spells out all of the rules of the road for drivers.
Driving a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Another leading cause of serious motor vehicle accidents in New York is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Obviously, drug and alcohol use can seriously impair a driver’s reaction time, thereby limiting his or her ability to drive safely. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol creates a hazard for both the driver and for all other drivers on the roadway at that time.
NYC Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You With Your Accident Claim
If you have been injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, NY or anywhere else in NYC that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek legal representation of auto accident attorney as soon as possible. An experienced auto accident attorney of The Rybak Firm, PLLC are ready to assist you with your case. Call New York Car Accident Lawyer of The Rybak Firm, PLLC., for a free consultation and case evaluation, today at 718-307-5554 or contact us online.