Rochester, New York, Cell Phone Car Accident Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Celebrated as a Best Lawyer of America, and His Seasoned Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Aggressively Litigate to Demand the Finest Results for Victims of Cell Phone Car Crashes in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Rochester Cell Phone Car AccidentUsing a cell phone behind the wheel is a high-risk activity that has a substantial impact on traffic safety. According to a recent report from the National Safety Council (NSC), cell phone use while driving results in over 1.6 million car accidents every year. At least 28 percent of all collisions in the United States are caused by drivers using cell phones. Anything that steals a driver’s attention away from the road, even for a few seconds, is extremely dangerous. Consequently, driving while distracted considerably augments the risk of being involved in a preventable collision. Studies have revealed that there is no major difference between the cognitive distraction of hand-held and hands-free devices. Far too many victims suffer severe injuries and even fatalities in accidents caused by motorists on cell phones.

Of all the activities related to cell phones, texting while driving is undoubtedly the most dangerous. A driver that is texting is 6 times more likely to cause an accident than a drunk driver. This is because the average texting driver’s eyes are off the road 400 percent longer than non-texting motorists. Additionally, each time a driver looks at his or her phone and then back at the road, they have to reorient themselves. Suppose that you, or a loved one, were hit by a driver who was on their cell phone. In that case, you owe it to yourself to retain a highly experienced personal injury attorney to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Pursuing a lawsuit against the negligent driver may provide you with the best opportunity to get back on your feet again. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team would be honored to fight for you every step of the way.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his veteran team of Rochester, New York attorneys have fought more than 100 cases to verdict and surpassed $175,000,000 in compensation for clients. Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s highest priority is to obtain the money that you deserve for all your economic and non-economic damages, such as hospital bills, lost earnings, loss of consortium, permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering, life-long disability, physical therapy, and much more. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available every day of the week by dialing 585-939-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form.

Ways That Cell Phone Usage Contributes to Negligent Driving

Rochester Cell Phone Car AccidentIt is estimated that over 100 million Americans use their cell phones behind the wheel. Zendrive, a driving analytics company, found that drivers are using their phones on 88 percent of their trips. Cell phones significantly interfere with a driver’s ability to focus because they involve 3 types of distraction. Using the phone takes your mind off driving, your hands off the steering wheel, and your eyes off the road, all at the same time. As a result, motorists who use cell phones are 4 times more likely to be in a collision. Some instances of irresponsible driving caused by phone usage include:

  1. A driver taking his or her eyes off the road to grab their phone, send a text, or find a contact;
  2. Only maintaining one hand on the steering wheel because it provides drivers with much less control;
  3. When a driver is talking or texting on their phone, it is impossible for them to pay attention to surrounding pedestrians, vehicles, and cyclists;
  4. Being mentally preoccupied with a phone conversation, especially an emotionally charged one; and
  5. Drivers on their phones are more likely to drift into other lanes, fail to yield the right-of-way, or respond quickly to unexpected circumstances.



Avoiding Cell Phone Usage While Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a recent year alone, more than 3,140 victims suffered fatal injuries in car accidents involving distracted drivers. Sadly, if drivers had just paid more attention to the road, many of these crashes could have easily been avoided. Almost everyone has at least glanced at their cell phone while driving. Nevertheless, fighting the temptation to use your phone behind the wheel can be significantly minimized by implementing some modest changes in behavior. Some tips include:

  1. Turn off Your Phone: Turn off your cell phone and do not turn it back on until you are done driving. If you cannot turn your phone off, place it on airplane mode.
  2. Put Your Phone Away: Keep your cell phone out of reach.
  3. Never Look at Texts or E-mails: Do not send or read any texts or e-mails under any circumstances.
  4. Red Lights are no Excuse: Just because you are stopped in traffic or at a red light does not mean you should attempt to use your phone. After all, a majority of collisions take place at intersections.
  5. Park in a Safe Area: If you have to make an emergency call, pull off to the side of the road or find a parking lot first.
  6. Schedule Your Calls: If you need to make or receive important calls, set up specific time slots when callers can contact you.
  7. Organize Your Route: If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, organize your route and agenda so that you can use the phone in between.
  8. Take Breaks: If you have a long drive, take breaks and use the time to make calls and check your messages.

Reducing your phone use while driving will allow you to dedicate more attention to the road and reach your destination safely. Although the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading lawyers trust that our advice will help you drive more carefully, it is impossible to predict the actions of other drivers. Unfortunately, even if you are extremely cautious, there is still no guarantee that a negligent motorist will not cause an accident.

The Dietrich Law Firm’s team of highly experienced Rochester, New York, cell phone car accident attorneys refuse to let someone else’s carelessness or distraction destroy your way of life. Over and over again, clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have declared that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best and brightest personal injury lawyer in New York State. Please contact us for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. We are available twenty-four-seven by calling 585-939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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