Texting While Driving

New York City has some of the most congested roadways in America. Drivers should be focused on the safe operation of their vehicles and nothing else. Despite statewide laws that require hands-free devices for cellphone use and a ban on texting while driving, innocent people are injured every day because negligent drivers refuse to obey them.

When this type of irresponsible behavior leads to accidents that cause serious injuries, victims are entitled to be fully compensated for any losses they suffer as a result.

At the law firm of Keogh Crispi, we provide skillful representation to clients throughout the New York City area in a wide array of distracted driving cases. We know how to prove the other driver was distracted, and therefore at fault in your accident. We maximize our client's compensation for past, present and future damages and losses related to car accident injuries.

Please call our firm in Manhattan today at 212-518-2417. We are available 24/7 and serve clients in Brooklyn, Queens and throughout New York City.

Forty Years Of Experience On Your Side

Our lawyers have more than four decades of experience handling a wide range of complex auto accident cases. We devote a significant part of the firm's resources to investigating your case to determine whether cellphone use or other distractions contributed to the cause of the accident.

Texting while driving is commonly argued to be among the worst possible distractions. Several university studies have shown it to be just as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 (the legal limit).

Texting while driving causes several instances of distraction, including:

  • Taking your hands off the steering wheel to hold a cellphone
  • Taking your eyes off the road to read/respond to text messages
  • Taking your attention off your surroundings to perform the action of texting

These visual, manual and cognitive distractions can lead to devastating vehicle accidents and catastrophic injuries.

Many states are passing legislation that makes using a cellphone while driving illegal. Even with these stiff penalties and harsh restrictions, many drivers continue to allow themselves to be distracted by their cellphones.

Do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney if your car accident was caused by the negligence of another driver. We will fight to ensure you receive the full and fair monetary compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Speak With One Of Our Attorneys Now

Our New York City office is conveniently located two blocks from Grand Central Station, but we also regularly visit our clients at home or in the hospital if they are not able to come to our office. We handle all cases on contingency, only collecting legal fees if we secure compensation on your behalf.

You can reach us by phone at 212-518-2417 or contact us via email to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. We look forward to speaking with you.