Distracted Driving Pedestrian Accidents
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I think the driver who hit me was texting. Do I have a case in New York?
Often clients contact us and say, “I was struck by a car. I was walking across the street, minding my own business, and I took a look to the left and saw the car heading towards me. The driver of the car was texting. I just didn’t have enough time to get out of the way, and I was struck by the car. I was walking within the pedestrian crosswalk…Do I have a claim?” The answer is, yes, of course you have a claim.
It’s interesting because we just had a deposition a couple of weeks ago in which we questioned a defendant motor vehicle operator. We asked whether or not they had a phone in the vehicle and whether or not they were using the phone at the time. It turned out he was using the phone, and it turned out to be very important to proving liability. We were able to show he was at fault and wasn’t paying attention because, at the time of the accident, he was texting.
The answer is, yes. If you’re hit by a car and it turns out that that operator was texting at the time of the accident, or just before the accident, that certainly helps your case. We would suggest you give us a call. We’d be happy to move forward, depending on the circumstances, and prosecute a claim against the operator that struck you.
Were you or a loved one severely injured after being hit by a vehicle in Florida and have questions about distracted driving pedestrian accidents? Contact experienced New York Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a legal consultation to learn what your case is worth.
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