On behalf of Jeff Antin of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law posted in Distracted Driving on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
When a car accident occurs, one factor that law enforcement looks for is a sign of distracted driving. Queens is an extremely busy community and it can be easy for a driver to be distracted by their cell phone, fatigue, a beautiful sports car or a pedestrian. Driver distraction can happen at any time so it is important for people to eliminate as many distractions as they can. This may involve turning off the cell phone, avoiding playing with a radio and keeping one’s eyes on the road at all times.
An investigation of an accident that recently occurred in Queens may show that a driver was distracted by something at the time. For currently unknown reasons, a car ended up in an auto-body shop after it collided with another vehicle. The impact from the force resulted in the death of one of the shop’s workers, a 33-year-old man.
The car accident apparently caused the car’s driver to lose control. In addition to the fatality, two other workers in the auto-body shop were injured from the car collision; their condition was reported as serious. The drivers of both vehicles were apparently unharmed.
Distracted drivers put everyone at risk and can change someone’s life in a dramatic way. In addition to the recovery period and lost income, some injuries from these kinds of car accidents can leave someone unable to work or enjoy life as they did before. When someone is injured because of the negligent actions of another, it may be a good idea to seek compensation from them in a court of law.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, “Car plows into NYC auto body shop, killing 1,” April 23, 2013