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Texting While Driving in New York City | Here is What You Should Know

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Texting While Driving in New York City | Here is What You Should Know

There are few things more frightening than being involved in a car accident, though in today’s day and age, car accidents seemingly occur more often than ever. This is, in large part, due to the wide array of distractions that frequently present themselves to motorists. That being said, the largest distraction is oftentimes in the palm of their hands. Texting while driving is one of the most careless things a motorist can do, and if someone is injured because a motorist was texting while driving, there is a very good chance that person qualifies for financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experineced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents, what to do after one, and how our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What To Do After a Car Accident

If you are injured in a car accident please take the following steps, as long as you are physically capable of doing so:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Get the driver’s insurance information.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  5. Obtain medical documentation concerning your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experineced New York City personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence needed to prove your claim, such as phone records of the texting motorist, surveillance footage of the accident, and more.

How long do I have to sue for an injury sustained in an NYC car crash?

If you have been involved in a car accident in New York City, you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own without taking legal action against the party responsible. Many people do so, however, they must be careful that they do not wait any longer than the statute of limitations allows. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York City is, generally, three years, you will, under most circumstances, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for you.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 866-749-7815 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.


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Whether you need a Bronx car accident lawyer, birth injury lawyer, construction accident lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we've helped hundreds of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.


If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrong-doing of another, we can provide you and your loved ones with the legal support needed to ensure proper medical attention, long-term treatment and fair, reasonable financial compensation is received for your injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (212) 421-0300.


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