Helping Injury Victims Recover Compensation After A Distracted Driving Accident
New York is a busy city with many distractions on the streets. However, the consequences of daydreaming, stress, tiredness or the use of a mobile phone could be catastrophic. Distracted driving is a severe issue in our country which leaves thousands of individuals seriously injured, sometimes with fatal outcomes.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident due to an individual’s distracted driving, get the legal assistance of a skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP, in Hamburg, we understand you have medical bills to pay and lost wages due to your inability to perform your work or daily activities. We commit to providing you with the quality legal representation you deserve to assert your rights and maximize your compensation.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies driving distractions into three main types, including:
- Manual: Any distraction leading a motorist to take their hands off the wheel
- Cognitive: A motorist may be mentally distracted from the road, such as while daydreaming
- Visual: When a driver does not look at the road due to any external or internal element
New York is a no-fault state, where injury victims will receive compensation from their own insurance only. Even so, an injury victim may file a civil lawsuit against the distracted driver to recover compensation, mostly if the injuries sustained are severe.
The potential injuries caused due to distracted driving may be as follows:
- Bruises, cuts, concussions, sprains
- Damage to tendons, ligaments or muscles
- Broken bones (legs, hips, ribs, arms, wrists)
- Loss of limbs, burns, permanent disfigurement
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Injury victims have a time limit (statute of limitations) of three years to file a civil claim on the basis of negligence against the party at fault and two years in case of wrongful death. The sooner you have an experienced lawyer in your case the better are your possibilities to gather clear evidence required to recover your compensation.
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We serve clients throughout Western New York. Whether you need legal representation to discuss your case with your insurance company or want to seek justice, we are ready to help. Schedule your consultation today. Call 716-412-6549 or fill out our online contact form.