It goes without saying that further initiatives are needed to deal with the growing concern of distracted driving. New York has put a new program into place that aims to decrease the prevalence of distracted driving, but for many injured people out there, it is a case of ‘too little, too late.’ While this new initiative is certainly a step in the right direction, it does nothing to help those who have already been injured by distracted drivers in the Empire State. Distracted drivers can cause accidents that seriously impact others’ lives.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver in New York, you might be dealing with significant financial pressures. Medical bills can be seriously expensive, and you might also be forced to miss work as a result of your injuries. The combination of medical expenses and missed wages can put many New Yorkers in a tight spot. While Governor Cuomo’s new program will not help, a personal injury attorney can. We can help you hold negligent drivers accountable, and you can receive a settlement that will allow you to handle your medical bills and missed wages.
Governor Cuomo Launches Distracted Driver Enforcement and Education Campaign
In April of 2021, it was announced that Governor Cuomo had launched a new campaign to combat distracted driving. Across the nation, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and New York is participating in the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” campaign taking place in all American states. Governor Cuomo reminded New Yorkers that the Empire State was the first to prohibit the use of cell phones while driving. He also reminded New Yorkers that Trooper Joe Gallagher had lost his life due to a distracted driver in 2017. New York has some of the toughest penalties for distracted driving in the nation, and guilty parties can experience considerable fines. They may also have their license suspended or completely revoked.
Distracted Driving is a Clear Sign of Negligence
If you are filing a lawsuit against a distracted driver, it might easy to establish their negligence. Distracted driving is against the law, and it becomes much easier to win your lawsuit against someone who is driving in an unsafe manner. The court will see that they were clearly acting in a negligent manner, and they are more likely to rule in your favor.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have been searching the New York area for a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you with this matter, look no further than The Glassman Law Group. Over the years, we have dealt with many car accident injury cases involving distracted drivers. Thanks to a wealth of experience in this regard, we know how to approach these cases in the most efficient way possible. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, it is time to hold them accountable for their negligence. Reach out today, book a consultation, and let us help you pursue justice.