In recent years, distracted driving has become a serious problem in New York and throughout the nation. Thousands of accidents are caused by drivers who take their eyes off the road — even for an instant — and become a danger to others on the road.

Drivers can be distracted by numerous actions from eating to reaching into the glove compartment to taking an aspirin to sending an email. At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have a long history of helping injured New York clients recover the maximum compensation possible following a car accident. In fact, our firm has recovered more than $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements and we have more than 100 verdicts and settlements of $1 Million or more.

Our staff of dedicated professionals is proud of the fact that it has been involved over the years in many cases that have been decided by the higher courts on various appeals that have helped shape and define the law of slip-and-fall accidents in the state of New York.

As technology continues to increase in scope and function, drivers are more attracted to the idea of multi-tasking. More so, teens and young drivers are conditioned to be on their phones all the time. From texting while walking to surfing the internet while eating, it is common to see people focused more on their smart phones than whatever physical activity they are performing. When this becomes a habit in the car, however, there can be deadly consequences.

Drivers can typically be distracted in three ways:

  1. Manual distractions: Actions that force a driver to remove his or her hands or feet from the vehicle's controls
  2. Visual distractions: Actions that force a driver to remove his or her eyes from watching the road and surrounding cars
  3. Cognitive distractions: When a driver "daydreams" or allows his or her mind to wander rather than focusing on the act of driving

The act of texting, then, hits all three of the distractions, making it one of the most dangerous activities a driver can engage in.

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As dedicated personal injury lawyers, our priority is to fight for our clients. Either through negotiating with the at-fault party's insurance carrier or battling in court, our clients rely on us to protect them throughout the legal process.

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Senior partner Abraham Jaros is available 24/7. Cell: (917)842-9544. Email: ajaros@lawjaros.com.