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Cell Phone Accident

Top Rated Buffalo Cell Phone Accident Injury Lawyer

Call A Best Lawyer Of America, Jed Dietrich, Esq., If You Were Injured By A Driver Distracted By A Cell Phone, Bluetooth Device Or Smartwatch In Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York Or Throughout New York State.

Another person’s negligence on the road can result in serious injuries to you or your loved ones. If you suffer a personal injury in Buffalo, New York or beyond, you want the best, most experienced lawyer in Buffalo, New York to represent you as you seek compensation for your injuries. An experienced and top rated lawyer will ensure that you get full payment for your injuries, damages to property and pain and suffering that resulted from someone else’s negligence.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated, highly experienced and elite lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to help you with claims if you have been involved in a car accident with a driver that was distracted by a cell phone, Bluetooth device or smartwatch in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and throughout New York State.

Together with his team of top rated Buffalo, New York personal injury trial lawyers, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has helped acquire more than $150 million from insurance companies for accident victims in Buffalo, New York. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will battle to get you the best results and the compensation that you deserve! Call us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving happens when a driver fails to pay attention to the road while driving. That is, the driver’s attention is divided on other matters that take their full concentration from handling the vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving accounts for 20% of all car crashes in the United States. The NHTSA’s statistics also indicate that a distracted driver is four times more likely to cause an accident than a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. Distracted driving is, therefore, an extremely dangerous practice that continues to make roads unsafe every day.

There are three types of distractions that can occur and lead to accidents. They include:

Manual Distraction
  1. Manual Distraction
    A manual distraction is when a driver takes their hands off the steering wheel to do other things. This can happen when one is using a handheld device such as a mobile phone or a smartwatch, adjusting controls including the radio and air conditioner or even applying makeup.
  2. Visual Distraction
    This is when the driver takes their eyes off the road to observe something else, either on the inside or the outside of the vehicle. The distraction may come from a bug or insect in the car, other occupants speaking in the car, or by a driver checking on a baby in the backseat.

    Animals, accident crashes and billboards can also be factors that encourage visual distraction.

  3. Cognitive Distraction
    This is a mental distraction whereby the driver’s mind is not concentrating on driving. It occurs when one is daydreaming or paying attention to a conversation they are having on the phone or with other car occupants.

    Driving safely requires more than just visual and manual attention. It only takes a few seconds of mindlessness to cause a fatal crash.

If you, or a loved one, were injured as a result of a crash with someone who was distracted by their cell phone, Bluetooth device or smartwatch, you want the best car accident lawyer in Buffalo, New York to help you. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his top rated, highly experienced and elite team of Buffalo, New York car accident attorneys will fight for the best results and the compensation that you deserve if you were injured by a distracted driver. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER THAT WAS USING A CELL PHONE, BLUETOOTH DEVICE OR SMARTWATCH IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Cell Phone, Bluetooth Device And Smartwatch Distractions

Use of cell phones by drivers of cars, SUVs and trucks is a major contributing factor in cases of distracted driver car accidents. In fact, the NHTSA reports that in 2016, 14% of all distracted driving crashes were the result of cell phone use.

Cell phone distractions while driving include talking on, listening to or texting on the phone. Drivers also use social media and smartphone applications while driving. This was found to be rampant among teenage drivers.

Drivers under the age of twenty represent the largest percentage of individuals involved in distracted driving accidents.

Although it may only take a few seconds to send a text message to a friend, that is enough time to double the risk of a car crash.

Five seconds spent texting while the car is traveling at a speed of 55 mph can result in the vehicle moving the length of a football field without any direction from the driver.

Use of Bluetooth devices, which allow drivers to use electronics “hands-free” while driving, has been on the rise in an effort to prevent handheld use of cellphones when driving. While these hands-free devices are geared toward ensuring that drivers keep their eyes on the road, they are still not 100% effective. Having a phone conversation, even when using a Bluetooth headset may not lead to manual distraction, but it can lead to a psychological distraction.

Use of a smartwatch is similar to that of a cell phone. Many smartwatches have calling and texting capabilities. Drivers with smartwatches may be at increased risk of being tempted to glance down at their wrist to see what someone texted them. These manual distractions can take a driver’s eyes off the road, putting them and other users of the road at risk of serious injury.

By taking part in any of these phone activities while driving, a driver is putting many lives, including their own, in danger. Such drivers should be held accountable for any accidents that occur as a result of their actions. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, will see that these negligent drivers are held responsible for their actions and the injuries that result. Jed Dietrich, Esq. will gather evidence to prove that the distraction occurred and help you get the compensation that you deserve. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 to get in touch with our top rated team of Buffalo, New York car accident attorneys.

Cell Phone, Bluetooth Device And Smartwatch Car Accident Injuries

Distracted drivers compromise the safety of pedestrians, occupants of the car, cyclists, motorcycles and other users of the roadway.

In the United States, there are an average of 1,000 injuries and nine deaths caused daily by distracted driving. Yearly, there are close to 400,000 injuries caused. In 2016, 3,450 deaths were recorded by the NHTSA as a result of accidents caused by negligent drivers.

Victims suffer from broken bones, internal injuries, injuries to the spine and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may require extensive and costly medical care and impact your daily life. This can render you unable to go to work, thus affecting your source of income. In severe cases, you may suffer permanent injuries such as a paralysis or limb amputation.

Every day, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. fights for the best personal injury result for accident victims like you. We will help you every step of the way and there is never a fee until we WIN for you.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will battle to obtain compensation for:

  1. Your past and future medical bills;
  2. Your pain and suffering; and
  3. Your lost wages.

In the unfortunate event that you are injured by a driver that was distracted by their cell phone, Bluetooth device or smartwatch, hiring a top rated and elite attorney with extensive experience in handling car accident cases in Buffalo, New York is your best bet to obtain the compensation that you deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of top rated Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers are here for you. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER THAT WAS USING A CELL PHONE, BLUETOOTH DEVICE OR SMARTWATCH IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

New York State Cell Phone And Bluetooth Device Law When Driving Cell Phone While Driving

With the steady rise of car accidents involving distracted drivers in the United States, many state governments have taken strides in developing legislation that seeks to curb behaviors such as cell phone use that contributes to accidents. Others, such as private employers who ban the use of phones while driving on the clock, are also taking steps to eliminate or reduce these accidents.

New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1225(d) aims to prevent accidents caused by drivers using devices such as cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptops, pagers or smartwatches while driving. In pertinent part, Section 1225(d) provides:

“[N]o person shall operate a motor vehicle while using any portable electronic device while such vehicle is in motion.”

Prohibited activities include holding an electronic device and:

  1. Composing, reading, sending, browsing, saving, ending, accessing, transmitting or retrieving electronic data such as e-mails, text messages or webpages;
  2. Taking, viewing or transmitting images; and
  3. Playing games.

A violation of this law may result in a fine of up to $250 and 2 points on the driver’s driving license and record.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, has been handling personal injury cases since 1999. As such, he fully understands the New York distracted driving law and its provisions for cell phone and Bluetooth device car accidents. Together with his team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers, he can help you resolve your case for the best possible result. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. TODAY for your free consultation at 716-839-3939.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, 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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