While it can be tempting to read or answer a text while behind the wheel, doing so can result in catastrophic collisions. Like many states, New York has laws prohibiting texting and driving for this reason. Often, victims of texting and driving accidents suffer severe injuries and may require an extended and intense recovery period. If you have been injured by a driver who was looking at their phone rather than the road, you may have legal grounds to hold them accountable through a car accident claim.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience helping car accident victims on Long Island hold negligent parties fully accountable for the injuries they have caused. We understand how stressful the aftermath of an accident can be and are dedicated to making the claims process as straightforward as possible. When we take your case, we will work with you to understand every aspect of your accident and build a strong claim on your behalf.
Establishing Liability in Texting and Driving Accidents
If you have been injured in a texting and driving accident on Long Island, you may wonder how you can prove that the negligent driver was on their phone. When you partner with a skilled attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we will investigate every detail of your case to establish liability. A few critical pieces of evidence that can help prove the other driver was acting negligently include the following:
- Photos of the scene of the accident, including the position of the other driver’s cell phone
- The other driver’s phone record, including texts sent and received at the time of the crash
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Expert witness testimonies
- Police reports
- Video footage of the accident
Our attorneys understand that no two texting and driving accidents are alike. We take a personalized approach to each case to establish liability and recover the maximum compensation available for our clients.
How Can an Experienced Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer Help Me?
After a car accident caused by texting and driving, it may seem impossible to pursue justice alone. The skilled attorneys from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe have extensive experience helping accident victims like you navigate New York’s complex legal process and hold the negligent party fully accountable for their injuries. Some of the many ways our highly-qualified attorneys can help you include the following:
- Thoroughly investigating your case
- Collecting evidence and eyewitness testimonies
- Building a solid claim to establish liability
- Answering your legal questions
- Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
- Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
- Advocating for your rights and interests before and during trial
- Guiding you through every step of New York’s complex claims process
When you retain our services, we will work with you to understand every detail of your accident and advise you on the best course of action to protect your rights and the total value of your claim.
Possible Damages Available Through a Texting and Driving Accident Claim
Following a texting and driving accident, victims are often left with severe injuries that can significantly impact their finances and quality of life. Through a car accident claim, your attorney may be able to help you recover monetary damages for your injuries and other accident-related losses. A few types of damages we may be able to help you pursue include the following:
- Current and future medical
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Significant disfigurement or disability
- Accident-related prescriptions or medical devices
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are dedicated to understanding the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. When we take your case, we will consider your current and future needs as we pursue the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
Discuss Your Case With a First-Class Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries due to another driver’s negligence on Long Island, you deserve to have a dedicated attorney in your corner. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys have more than a century of combined experience helping accident victims like you recover the maximum compensation available for their injuries and other losses. We have an established history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients on Long Island and the surrounding areas.
To discuss your case with a member of our legal team, call us today at 516-358-6900 or complete our contact form. You can learn more about our attorneys and other legal topics by subscribing to our YouTube channel.
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