"Distracted driving" is a term that is gaining more prominence in the discussions at local, state and national levels that attempt to improve safety on the roadways. Some people may view this term dismissively, thinking that there is no harm in glancing at your smartphone real quick while driving in order to read or reply to a text message, review navigation options or even to quickly glance at an article on the internet. However, the reality is that distracted driving is extremely dangerous.
It is an unfortunate reality that in a highly populated state like New York there will be thousands of car accidents each year. And, even more unfortunate is the reality that many of these car accidents lead to injuries, ranging from minor to severe, with some leading to fatalities. Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in New York needs to know the available options and the basics about a potential personal injury lawsuit.
New Yorkers may have noticed an increased police presence recently on streets and highways throughout the state. That is because the New York State Police has been running an initiative in which checkpoints and patrols are increased to identify drivers who are reckless, drunk or distracted.