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Reckless Driving Accident Lawyers

Reckless Driving Accident Lawyers

Injured by a Dangerous or Distracted Driver?

No driver has the right to put the safety of others at risk by driving aggressively or recklessly. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous driver, you have a right to receive compensation for your injuries. In New York, the law firm you can rely on for quality legal representation is Hacker Murphy.

Our experienced and award-winning New York attorneys have represented thousands of injured clients and have earned a reputation for skilled and highly dedicated representation. We seek full and fair compensation on behalf of our clients for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. Contact us today to discuss your legal needs.

Compassionate Attorneys Fighting for Injured Victims

Distracted driving continues to be a serious problem in America. The use of cell phones, texting and other distractions is a contributing factor to many auto accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 16 percent of all fatal auto crashes and 21 percent of all auto crashes causing injury are the result of distracted driving.

We Hold Negligent NY Drivers Accountable for Their Actions

We aggressively pursue full and fair compensation on behalf of auto accident victims in New York State. We handle claims against aggressive, reckless and otherwise negligent drivers. Examples of aggressive or reckless driving include:

  • Tailgating
  • Improper passing
  • Drunk driving
  • Racing
  • Running a red light
  • Speeding in a construction zone
  • Driving too fast in adverse weather
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Following too close (rear-ended)

Texting While Driving Laws in New York

Texting and cellphone usage in vehicles has drastically increased in the past few years. It is very common to see people on their phones while driving. These cellphone using distracted drivers negligently take their attention off the road and cause devastating accidents.

If you have been injured by a driver who was talking on a cellphone or texting while driving, turn to an experienced New York distracted driver lawyer at the offices of Hacker Murphy.

Other In-Vehicle Distractions Can Cause Serious Accidents

Texting while driving and the use of cellphones in cars may be newer distractions, there have always been a number of in-vehicle distractions that often contributed to accidents. Any time someone takes their attention off the road, accidents can occur. Our firm not only handles texting while driving accidents but also accidents stemming from distractions such as:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Arguing with passengers
  • Grooming or applying makeup
  • Use of GPS and other electronic devices
  • Reading while driving
  • Distracted by other people in the car (such as with kids in the back seat or a teenage driver with a car full of friends)

These injuries can range from minor to severe and include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, burns and other injuries. We are aggressive in our handling of these cases, as negligent drivers must be held accountable for the actions that lead to the accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, contact an experienced New York distracted driver lawyer at Hacker Murphy. We have considerable experience in auto accident cases involving distracted driving. We will fully investigate the cause of your accident and vigorously pursue the full compensation you deserve.

Glove Compartment Guide

We’ve prepared a valuable list of things to do (and not do) in the case of an automobile accident.

Download a copy for easy reference.

You may assume that your case is a slam dunk because the other driver was under the influence of alcohol, ran a red light or otherwise engaged in reckless behavior. Unfortunately, facts can quickly become twisted once a personal injury lawsuit has been filed. Police reports that show evidence of driver misconduct may be deemed inadmissible hearsay, the defendant may deny all allegations of negligence and without highly qualified legal counsel, you could find that justice is illusive.

Let us put our experience to work for you. With years of litigation experience, our injury attorneys know how to effectively manage claims and build a strong case on your behalf. Whether your case is best resolved by a settlement agreement or by trial, we will stand by your side every step of the way and fight for the full and fair compensation you are entitled to receive.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who was texting while driving or otherwise distracted, take action now to protect your rights. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with a highly skilled New York distracted driver attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Time is of the essence, so don’t delay.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.