Distracted driving is a common problem throughout New York and is a growing area of personal injury law. Car accidents due to distracted driving can often result in serious injuries. Usually, accidents involved in distracted driving litigation center around cell phone use or texting while driving.
A new potential cause of distracted driving accidents and, possibly litigation, involves billboards with too many words which encourages drivers to slow down and read. A specific billboard on the West Side Highway has led to multiple complaints about distracted driving and has been reported as "dangerous" by many New York drivers. Removal of this sign has been advocated and similar signs should be removed before serious accidents occur.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a New York motor vehicle accident as a result of distracted driving, you may be able to receive compensation for any damages caused by the accident. To see what legal options are available to you, contact the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool for a free consultation. We can be reached at 212-406-1700 or via our on-line contact form.