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Distracted Driving Accidents in Queens, NY

Distracted Driving Accidents Lawyer in Queens, NYDistracted driving accidents are unfortunately common and cause thousands of deaths each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2020, more than 3,100 people died due to distracted driving.

Have you been hurt in an accident caused by a distracted driver in Queens, New York or the surrounding area? Our Queens distracted driving accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can assist you in pursuing legal action.

We’ve been helping injured victims maximize their compensation for over 30 years. Our award-winning Queens car accident lawyers have recovered over $400 million on behalf of our clients, and we’re ready to fight for you.

Think you can’t afford a personal injury attorney? We offer a contingency fee arrangement, which means you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Contact our New York law offices or call (347) 507-3884 for your free consultation to discuss the next steps.

Why Should You Hire Oresky & Associates, PLLC to Help After a Distracted Driving Accident in Queens?

Why Should You Hire Oresky & Associates, PLLC to Help After a Distracted Driving Accident in Queens?

It’s simple—handling your own accident claim while trying to recuperate from your injuries and worrying about paying your bills can be overwhelming. You don’t need to become a lawyer overnight. Trust your case to us. We’ll ensure that your claim is properly handled so that you can concentrate on healing.

When you hire Oresky & Associates, PLLC to represent you in your Queens distracted driving accident, rest assured that we will:

  • Rigorously investigate the accident
  • Craft a legal strategy
  • File your claim and ensure that it’s handled properly
  • Handle negotiations with all involved entities
  • Keep you involved in major decisions as we proceed
  • Stand beside you in the event your case goes to trial

We have decades of combined experience negotiating with insurers on behalf of our clients. We won’t back down against an insurance company trying to avoid paying your claim.

Call an experienced Queens car accident attorney today to schedule your appointment for a free consultation.

What Is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving means driving without giving full attention to the road and your operation of the vehicle. It’s the top cause of accidents in New York.

The National Safety Council reports that distracted driving crashes are frequently under-reported. More often than not, distracted driving involves the use of cell phones, whether talking or texting. About 400 fatal crashes per year are directly attributable to cell phones, despite laws prohibiting cell phone use.

There are other causes of distracted driving as well, including:

  • Passengers, including children
  • Radio or other entertainment
  • GPS, either on the phone or a separate device
  • Eating or drinking
  • Smoking
  • Adjusting heating or air conditioning
  • Reaching for something in a bag or something that’s fallen on the floor
  • Anything moving inside the vehicle, such as insects or unsecured animals

Looking away from the road for 5 seconds at 60 miles an hour means that you’ve traveled as far as a football field without seeing where you’ve been.

Unfortunately, drivers who are behind the wheel and distracted are common.

What Injuries Are Caused by Distracted Driving in Queens, New York?

As with any car crash, you can suffer severe injuries if the other driver is not paying attention.

These injuries include:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Severe burns
  • Spine injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Bruises and lacerations

Whether you have one of these injuries or a combination of two or more, chances are you may be unable to work for an extended time. You’re also likely to need expensive medical care—and the funds to pay for it. That’s where our Queens distracted driving attorneys can make a difference by helping you recover the compensation you need for your injuries.

What if You Contributed to the Distracted Driving Accident?

Under New York’s pure comparative negligence law, if you contributed to the accident, your financial award will be reduced accordingly.

For instance, if the other driver was talking or texting on their phone, but you were driving over the speed limit, it’s possible that your speeding contributed to the accident. If so, the full settlement you might have received could be reduced by the percentage of your responsibility.

Our Queens car accident attorneys understand New York’s laws and are happy to work with you to ensure that you aren’t unfairly blamed.

Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC Today if You’ve Been in a Distracted Driving Accident in Queens, NY

Contact our skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers in Queens today if you’ve been in an accident involving a distracted driver. We’ll work with you to seek the maximum compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, property damages, pain and suffering, and other financial needs.

Your first consultation is free, and we offer a contingency fee arrangement. Call today to schedule your appointment to speak with a member of our legal team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Let us put your mind at ease so that you can focus on recovering.

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