When Distracted Drivers Cause Harm And Destruction

Distracted driving is becoming a serious problem for drivers in New York and across the United States. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of every five crashes involves distracted driving. Even with New York's laws against cellphone use and texting while driving, more and more drivers are allowing distractions to impact their driving.

Even taking your eyes off the road for a second can lead to a devastating accident and serious injuries. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, the Queens attorneys at Chiariello & Chiariello can provide you with the advice and representation you need. From our offices in Forest Hills and Glen Cove, we have helped countless victims of distracted driving in New York. For a free consultation and case evaluation, contact a lawyer at our law firm.

Types Of Distracted Driving Accidents

The proliferation of mobile devices and cellphones has led to a drastic increase in distracted driving accidents. However, answering your phone is not the only distraction for drivers on the road. We have handled cases involving all types of distracted driving resulting from:

  • Texting, e-mailing and using social media apps like Facebook and Twitter on the road
  • Changing coordinates or destinations on a GPS or onboard navigation unit
  • Changing a CD or radio station
  • Putting on makeup or shaving while driving
  • Reading while driving
  • Eating or drinking behind the wheel
  • Turning to speak to a passenger or calming a child in the back seat
  • Changing the heat or adjusting other controls on the dashboard

One of the key elements in proving a distracted driving case is evidence of the cellphone use or distraction. Our attorneys are adept at investigating motor vehicle accidents and will work quickly to preserve and collect witness statements, mobile device records, GPS data and other evidence for your case.

Text While Driving — Attorneys Serving Queens and New York City

To arrange a free initial consultation about your distracted driving or cellphone accident, please contact us by e-mail or call 888-692-1540. From offices in Glen Cove and Forest Hills, our lawyers represent clients in Queens, the other boroughs of New York City, and Long Island.