Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan Lawyer for Cases of Truck Drivers Texting While Driving
The dangers of distracted driving have begun to receive substantial media attention, with focus on texting while driving by teenagers and others in ordinary passenger cars and trucks. However, commercial truck driver distraction has been exposed as the cause of numerous fatal and serious crashes around the U.S. as well.
If you have been injured or a family member was killed in a car-truck collision, an attorney at our firm will consider all potential causes as part of our investigation and effort to obtain just compensation for you. Evidence obtained in our investigation, eyewitness accounts, or your own observations may lead us to inquire assertively into whether distracted trucking was a cause and can be proven.
Commercial Drivers Have Many Potential Distractions
Commercial truck drivers have many on-board devices and may be tempted to "multitask" even more than other drivers — even though it is critical to maintain full attention on controlling their massive vehicles. In addition to cellphone use, dangerous inattentive driving behaviors include:
- Checking and operating a global positioning system (GPS) device, MP3 player, stereo, hand-held gaming system or other electronics
- Attempting to enter data into an onboard computer or review (and even fill out) paperwork while operating the semi or other such vehicle
- Dealing with everyday tasks and needs such as eating and personal grooming
Has Your Life Been Disrupted or Changed Forever by a Distracted Trucker?
Truckers, trucking companies and their insurers often go to great lengths to conceal negligence and deny fault and liability for serious accidents. If you know or believe the driver who hit you was distracted — perhaps because you saw that driver using a cellphone or due to other circumstances of the wreck — we urge you to contact a capable, determined New York City distracted truck driver accident lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel, we offer a free consultation, and we will charge you no attorney fees at all unless we earn a monetary settlement or favorable trial verdict.