Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents in New York. Drivers glancing at cellphones, tablet computers and other electronic devices are putting pedestrians and other drivers at risk.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the attorneys at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP. For more than 25 years, our lawyers have helped clients throughout the New York City area obtain the medical care they need and financial compensation they deserve — and we have the results to prove it.
New York Distracted Driver Laws
In New York, it is illegal to use handheld electronic devices such as tablets and cellphones while operating a motor vehicle. The law does not bar drivers from using hands-free cellphones or GPS devices that are attached to the vehicle.
The following are examples of prohibited activities:
- Talking on a handheld cellphone
- Texting while driving
- Viewing, taking or transmitting photographs while driving
- Surfing the Internet while driving
- Playing games while driving
New York taxi drivers cannot make calls using any type of cellphone while the vehicle is in motion, including a hands-free device.
Our attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients, all on a contingency fee basis. There are no fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
Contact Our New York And Brooklyn Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
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