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New York Distracted Driver Accident Injury Attorneys

Safely driving a car or truck requires constant focus and concentration. When drivers operate a vehicle while multi-tasking, it is a recipe for disaster. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a distracted driving accident, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

The Finz firm lawyers have a proven record of success obtaining results for people who have been injured in car accidents caused by distracted driving and other types of negligence. The Finz firm's skilled trial lawyers are prepared to help you obtain the compensation you deserve, while holding the careless driver accountable for his or her actions.

To discuss your auto accident case, call the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or simply fill out the free case evaluation form. The firm's New York distracted driver injury attorneys are prepared to help.

Driver Negligence: NY Distracted Driver Car Accident Attorneys

A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute concluded that a truck driver was 23 times more likely to cause an accident while texting. Similar studies have shown a strong link between distracted driving and car accidents.

Distracted includes a number of negligent driving habits, including driving while:

In handling a car or truck accident case, the Finz firm lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if distracted driving or another form of negligence played a role in the accident. The Finz firm attorneys consistently use their skill and experience in motor vehicle accident law to pursue maximum compensation for the losses their clients have suffered.

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If you, a family member or a friend has suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or simply fill out the free case evaluation form.

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Distracted Driving and the Increase in Deadly Car Accidents

November 28, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It has been a deadly year on the roads so far in 2016. Data compiled for just the first six months of the year show 17,700 fatalities as a result of motor vehicle accidents. That is an increase of 10.4 percent from the same period last year. Compounding these numbers is that so many could have been avoided, if not for distracting driving.

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Even a Slight Distraction Can Cause a Major Accident

March 21, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Parents of members of an Indiana boys high school basketball team are shocked but grateful after the school bus bringing the team to a game rolled over on the highway after being sideswiped by another vehicle. Even more maddening for parents was the reason the driver lost control of her car: she was distracted while grabbing for a drink that had spilled on her.

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A New Distraction for Drivers

February 03, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Distracted driving continues to become more and more commonplace across the United States.  Each year, more and more drivers are receiving citations for this extremely dangerous activity, but the increased police focus on this issue doesn’t seem to be having the desired effect of decreasing the behavior. 

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Irresponsible Drivers on the Road this Holiday Season

November 16, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Driver safety is extremely important, which is why most high schools offer a driver education class, and why all states require a license to drive.  We want to know that the people we share the road with know the laws they are supposed to follow, and we want to make sure that someone has verified that they know how to drive.

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The Fast and The Dangerous: Be Careful on the Road

October 22, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Fast and the Furious movies continue to be monster hits, and it seems the dangerous lifestyle depicted on screen is bleeding over into real life.  More and more cities are dealing with death and serious injury caused by young people engaging in illegal street racing.  Establishing clear causation between popular culture and real life is always difficult, but it seems reasonable to assume that the dangerous activities in movies are leading to dangerous behaviors in real life.

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Effecting Change for Distracted Driving

September 23, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Words matter.  What we call something changes how we think of it.  Saying someone made a bad choice sounds better than saying he hurt someone.  For years, we have referred to all car accidents as accidents, not differentiating between genuine non-preventable accidents and crashes that are caused by someone doing something dangerous.

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Distractions on the Road High During Summer Travel Season

July 22, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Every time we get on the road, we are putting our lives in the hands of strangers.  There is little we can do but trust that other drivers aren’t drinking, or playing on their cell phones, or aren’t just in too much of a hurry to drive safely.  The one thing we can do is make sure we are buying the right car to minimize the chances of something terrible happening.

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Distracted Driving: A Suitable Deterrent

May 05, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We would all like to believe that we can convince people to do the right thing.  And if convincing does not work, the presence of an authority figure should be enough to get people to follow the law.  But a story out of Georgia shows that even the presence of a uniformed police officer is not enough to keep people from driving while under the influence.

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Distracted Driving: Leading Causes

April 14, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Of the most common causes of car accidents, three are more personally preventable than the rest.  Though we have some control over whether we drive in bad weather, sometimes we have no choice but to brave a bad road.  And though mechanical failure is sometimes preventable with good maintenance, sometimes cars just break down.  But three common causes of car accidents stand out as things the driver just shouldn’t do.  These three are:

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Distracted Driving: More Equal Than Others

January 23, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Sometimes it seems that the same rules don’t apply to everyone.  Most of us now understand the dangers of texting and driving.  Most of us understand that distracted driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.  Most of know that for the public good we must put away our cell phones and other distractions, and that if we don’t we can get in a lot of trouble.  Those are the rules, and we have to follow the rules.  Everyone should have to follow the rules.

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Distracted Driving: Zombies Among Us

October 28, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Walking Dead has become one of the most popular shows on television, and games like Plants vs. Zombies and Call of Duty feature zombies in prominent roles.  There are dozens of theories for the rising popularity of the undead, but there is no clear answer just where the current fascination with the undead comes from.  Zombies are everywhere in modern America, waiting for the perfect opportunity to devour a person's brains.

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Distracted Driving-Keep Your Eyes on the Road

May 08, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The late 1960s rock band The Doors sang, “Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.” Legend has it that the band’s late lead singer, Jim Morrison, came up with the lines after riding with his girlfriend to a cottage they owned outside Los Angeles. She was driving erratically. More than 40 years have elapsed since The Doors released that song, and the lines could now serve in a public safety campaign against the dangers of what authorities call “distracted driving.”

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Road Rage: Does it Still Exist?

March 21, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

News in North Carolina was recently punctuated by a story about a father who dragged his daughter from their vehicle after it had been hit repeatedly by another driver in a road rage incident. In an odd turn of events, the driver actually chased the father and daughter on foot after they ran into store to escape the violence.  Earlier this month in Pennsylvania, a man died after a road rage shooting shortly after he had called 9-1-1- asking for help.

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In the Zone: Does It Help or Hurt Texting Incidents?

November 07, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We can’t say it enough: driving distractions are dangerous, and even more and more pronounced with advanced technology at our fingertips no matter where we are. From taking phone calls through a Bluetooth device, to looking down at our phones for an incoming call or text, to taking snapshots from our phones while we are behind the wheel, it becomes less and less possible for us to remain focused on driving when we are behind the wheel.

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Hand-Free Driving: Safer than Texting? New York Attorney Says Not So.

October 11, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It has become normal in society for people to communicate in their cars while driving; whether it be using a cell phone where one hand is taken off the wheel, texting, or simply not paying attention due to distractions on the road and in the car.  Many cars are now equipped with Bluetooth capabilities which means phone numbers can be programmed into the phone system of the car and can be dialed on voice command. The good part is that the driver does not have to take his hands off the wheel for incoming or outgoing calls. An incoming call will interrupt any music so that the call can come through and the driver can still choose to take the call or ignore it.  But, even though the hands remain on the wheel, the driver still has to take his eyes of the road for a  period of time to see where the incoming call.  And, he still has to engage his thoughts in conversation instead of paying attention to the roadway.

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Distractions Outside of the Car—Stay Alert at All Times!

July 05, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

In-vehicle driver distractions can be blamed for many motor vehicle accidents, from the driver texting to using a cell phone, to programming a GPS for a future destination, to reaching for something in the backseat, to looking over at a passenger while talking, to eating with one hand and driving with the other, and many more.  Most of those distractions occur inside the car, and it’s too late when we see someone or something in the way of our vehicle’s path on the road.  But, in-vehicle distractions are not the only causes for motor vehicle accidents.  What are some of the distractions that occur outside of the car, and when does “being aware of our surroundings” turn into an accident?

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May 30, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Some sad and tragic stories in the news recently featured joyriding teenagers involved in fatal accidents.  In both cases, multiple families were affected, and often are when several kids from several families are victims.  One minute we say a routine goodbye to our kids, and the next minute we’re rushing to the scene of a horrific crash.  No parent wants to experience that.

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