Distracted driving is occurring more and more frequently on our roads, putting all of us — drivers, motorcycle riders, bicyclists, pedestrians — at increased risk of personal injury. Because all drivers are held accountable for driving with care and obeying the rules of the road, if you have been seriously injured by another driver’s distracted driving, you are entitled to justice in the form of reasonable compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, medical costs, property damage, and other related costs. Being entitled to and receiving, of course, are two separate matters. Your best chance of a successful outcome is to engage the services of a skilled personal injury attorney.
As most of us are well aware, the judicial system can be a complex arena to navigate alone, without the guidance and skill of an experienced professional. If you are in the vicinity of New York City, the well-respected and highly successful personal injury practice of Scaffidi & Associates wants nothing more than to level the playing field for you, protect you and your family from any further distress, and win you the compensation you deserve.
Reasons for Distracted Driving
In our fast-paced society, there are several reasons for driver distraction. Most are the result of our fast-paced, technologically advanced society. The pervasive principle that “time is money,” pushes a great many drivers to hurry whether they are rushing to an important meeting, transporting a truckload of merchandise, picking up a quick lunch in the middle of a busy work day, or driving a child to soccer practice. Because so many of us are moving so quickly on usually crowded roads, even a moment of inattention can result in a serious car accident. If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of the negligence or recklessness of a distracted driver, Scaffidi & Associates is ready to fight to win you substantial damages.
So Many Ways To Be Distracted
Even when automobiles were a new invention, drivers had to cope with distractions within the vehicle as well as on the road. Nowadays, with the upsurge of technology, the average driver usually cannot make a trip to the grocery store without being distracted by an incoming phone call or text message, disturbing news on the radio, or the realization that the car behind is tailgating or the car in front is traveling 10 miles under the speed limit. And these are only the external distractions. What about the myriad of distractions that arise inside the car?
Some distractions may be unavoidable, but what about the drivers we see applying makeup, combing their hair, gesticulating while talking on a hands-free phone or even actively texting while at the wheel. Tragically, a moment of distracted driving can result in a major accident, causing severe injury or even wrongful death. If you have been harmed in an accident in which a driver was engaged in such thoughtless, reckless behavior, the skilled distracted driving accident attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates are well-prepared to hold those at-fault accountable. If you have had the horrible experience of losing a loved one in a distracted driving accident, our team will fight aggressively to get justice for you and your family.
What We Will Do To Help
Our distracted driving accident attorneys have extensive, in-depth experience with fighting to win, both through sharp negotiation and litigation strategies. From the moment you contact us, we will take over all the logistical work for you while you recover from your physical and emotional trauma. We will:
- Exam the police report with care
- Interview any witnesses
- Check out medical records
- If necessary, have experts (medical, mechanical, or others) brought in to review the available data
- Negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company
- File a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf
- Fight vigorously to protect your rights and win you damages
Not only is our initial consultation entirely free, but we will never charge you a fee until we win your case.
Damages Scaffidi & Associates Can Obtain for You
Depending on the specific circumstances of your distracted driving accident, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Economic damages based on quantifiable costs you have incurred, or will incur, due to your injuries, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, long-term healthcare, and payment for household or personal care tasks you can no longer perform.
- Non-economic damages to compensate you for intangibles, such as pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium.
In cases in which the at-fault distracted driver has behaved in a particularly egregious manner, for instance driving while drunk or impaired, the court may award punitive damages designed both to punish the distracted driver and to set an example to prevent others from engaging in similarly dangerous behavior.
Contact Our NYC Distracted Driving Lawyer
Make sure to contact our accomplished distracted driving accident attorneys as soon as you can. The sooner you do, the sooner we can begin to assist you, so you can focus on your recovery from your terrible ordeal. We can easily be reached by phone or through our website and remember — we will charge no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.