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Texting While Driving

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Car accidents caused by texting while driving are some of the most emotionally difficult types of car crashes simply because they can be entirely prevented. In attempts to keep up with busy and on-the-go lifestyles, nearly all Americans have cell phones or other handheld devices.

With the advent of more on-board technology in automobiles, distracted and negligent driving has become much more common. It is common to see drivers behind the wheel talking on cell phones, pressing buttons on dashboards, and texting while driving. Unfortunately, it is this behavior that causes accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

If you have been injured in a car accident by the negligence of another person who may have been texting while driving behind the wheel, you need to seek legal representation immediately. Driving in a way that endangers the lives of everyone on the roads cannot be tolerated.

An experienced Schenectady personal injury attorney can represent you, and ensure that justice is served on behalf of anyone suffering personal injuries as a result of reckless and careless driving. Contact our firm today!

New York's Texting While Driving Laws

New York does not take the act of negligent or distracted driving lightly. The laws that have banned texting while driving have been implemented by lawmakers to protect all drivers and pedestrians who share crowded highways, city streets, and roads. When negligent drivers willingly violate these laws, not only do they put their own lives at risk, but they risk the lives all drivers on the road.

New York was one of the first states to implement laws prohibiting drivers from using handheld devices behind the wheel. This means drivers operating motor vehicles cannot send text messages, or send emails. New York has recently passed laws that prevent texting while driving.

In further efforts to prevent texting while driving, New York has enacted harsher penalties for drivers caught texting behind the wheel - especially for teens and young drivers with learners' permits and junior licenses. In early July, Governor Cuomo passed a law that would suspend the license of young drivers for 60 days if they are caught texting, emailing, or operating a handheld device behind the wheel.

Contact DeLorenzo, Grasso & Dalmata

Has someone's negligent behavior behind the wheel caused a car accident? Were you involved in a pedestrian accident due to a distracted driver? Has your loved one suffered a wrongful death due to the recklessness of another? If the answer was yes to any of the above questions, you need to take action immediately. Texting while driving is a serious violation, and if it caused injury to you or your loved one, justice should be served to right the wrongs inflicted upon you.

Do not hesitate any longer to retain the services of a Schenectady car accident lawyer at our firm to represent you. Contact our firm to schedule your free case evaluation!

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