Distracted Driver & Texting Accidents

Serving the Injured throughout Upstate New York Including the Rochester and Syracuse Areas

Drivers who divide their attention between the road and an electronic device put other people at risk. For this reason, New York has passed some of the strictest distracted driving laws in the nation. Unfortunately, irresponsible drivers continue to talk on cellphones, text and even browse the Internet — all while navigating our streets and highways.

At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our lawyers represent the victims of distracted drivers. Our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in awards for our injured clients. We offer free consultations to discuss your case.

Injured by a Distracted Driver?

New York bans the following activities for all drivers:

  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on a hand-held cellphone and driving

While it is not against the law to use a hands-free cellphone, it can still be a factor in determining fault. Our accident and injury lawyers in Syracuse can obtain cellphone records of the other driver to determine if he or she was using the cellphone in the moments before the crash.

Other types of distracted driving may include:

  • Eating while driving
  • Applying makeup while driving
  • Using "infotainment systems" to display maps, videos and other information while driving

Our personal injurylawyers understand the devastation — both physical and emotional — involved in a serious auto accident. We will work hard to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

Serving Distracted Driver Victims in Syracuse, Upstate New York and Surrounding Areas

If you have been injured in a texting and driving accident or other type of distracted driver injury, call our Syracuse-based distracted driver accident lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer free consultations as well as off-site visits and weekend appointments. You will not pay any attorney's fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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