Rubbernecking Car Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain Unparalleled Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Rubbernecking Accidents in Buffalo, New York.
Curiosity and our desire to know are a natural part of human behavior. Wanting to see what happened and if anyone was hurt is an instinctive reaction when passing by an accident. Rubbernecking occurs when a motorist stops paying attention to the road and looks at something else while driving past. Besides accidents, drivers commonly rubberneck when driving past road construction, exotic cars, monuments, and beautiful scenery. Although almost everyone is guilty of rubbernecking, at one time or another, it is considered a form of distracted driving. Similar to other distractions behind the wheel, such as texting or eating, it places others in grave danger. Rubbernecking motorists can cause devastating accidents and traffic jams.
Just because someone is a lawyer does not mean that they are qualified to handle your case. If you, or a loved one, were injured in a rubbernecking car accident, it is imperative to have the best personal injury attorney in Western New York fighting on your side. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced rubbernecking accident injury attorneys have seen the devastating consequences that the dreadful injuries suffered by car accident victims can have on them and ultimately their loved ones. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against those who are responsible may be one of the most important things you ever do.
Although no amount of money can erase the pain and suffering caused by your car crash, compensation can significantly lessen your financial burdens and reimburse you for the treatment of your injuries. The Dietrich Legal Team will zealously litigate to obtain the compensation that you deserve for all of the injuries suffered. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team has helped numerous victims and their families recover after terrible car accidents. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be pleased to speak with you about your rubbernecking collision. Our seasoned team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!Why is Rubbernecking so Dangerous?
Although rubbernecking happens all of the time and may seem relatively harmless, it can result in deadly head-on accidents, rear-end collisions, T-bone crashes, lane departure accidents, and multi-vehicle pileups. It is never a good idea for drivers to concede to distractions. Rubbernecking endangers not only the driver and occupants of the vehicle but also other motorists, police, and emergency medical technicians responding to the accident. Just imagine driving down a highway at 65 mph and having the driver in front of you suddenly stop because he or she is staring at something. Rubbernecking is a form of distracted driving that significantly increases the risk of crashing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019 alone. Rubbernecking commonly causes drivers to perform unsafe actions, including:
- Crash into the car ahead of them;
- Swerve towards oncoming traffic;
- Drift inside another lane;
- Use their smartphone to take pictures or videos;
- Run stop signs or traffic lights;
- Completely lose control of their vehicle; and
- Slow down or stop abruptly.
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED IN A CAR CRASH CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S RUBBERNECKING IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK RUBBERNECKING ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
On average, drivers continue to pay less attention to the road for approximately 27 seconds after a distraction ends. This can cause rubberneckers not to react appropriately to alternating circumstances. If other motorists on the road are rubbernecking at a collision or any other event, it is necessary to stay on high alert and drive extra cautiously. Staying out of an accident may depend on your quick reaction. Below are some crucial safety tips that can keep you out of harm’s way:
- Always keep your eyes on the road;
- Resist the urge to become distracted or rubberneck;
- Continuously keep an eye out for emergency responders;
- Ensure that your passengers are not moving around in their seats or blocking your view;
- Use both side and rear-view mirrors to monitor any vehicles in your vicinity;
- If you see an accident, try to safely get into the farthest lane possible;
- When switching lanes, always use your turn signals; and
- If you are unable to move over and are forced to stop or slow down for any reason, turn on your hazard lights until you pass the accident.
All motorists are expected to drive safely and keep their eyes on the road. Rubbernecking is a careless decision to stop paying attention to the road and look at something outside the vehicle. By rubbernecking, a driver breaches his or her legal duty to pay attention to the road. Rubbernecking is considered a form of negligent driving, which places others in unnecessary danger. Consequently, the driver can be held liable for any resulting accidents.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of attorneys has an extensive track record of obtaining justice for victims of rubbernecking car accidents. Our highly experienced lawyers will act aggressively and appropriately to develop the most effective legal strategy to enhance your chances of obtaining the maximum compensation for all injuries suffered and ensure that justice prevails. This may include damages for past and future medical costs, rehabilitation, permanent disfigurement, physical impairment, lost wages from work, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment, and any other unanticipated expenses. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those injured by negligent drivers in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and his elite team of attorneys today at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form so that we can help you!
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!