Brooklyn Inattentive Truck Driver Accident Attorney
Driving an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck safely is a serious job that requires all of the driver's attention. Unfortunately, many drivers try to multitask by talking and texting on cell phones while driving, increasing the risk of causing serious trucking accidents.
I am Daniel A. Kalish, an experienced New York trial lawyer dedicated to helping the accident victims of cell phone use by truck drivers. I serve clients throughout the metro area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn and Westchester County. For a free consultation about your case, contact me today.
Holding Drivers Accountable for Dangerous Behavior
Over the last few years, many studies have shown the dangers of talking and texting on cell phones while driving, and the public has been made increasingly aware of this issue. Truck drivers are governed by a number of laws and regulations in this area, including the following:
- Texting while driving: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has made it illegal for interstate commercial drivers to send or read text messages while driving. Drivers who violate this rule and cause accidents can be held accountable.
- Talking while driving: Talking on a handheld cell phone while driving is a violation of New York state law. Even the use of a hands-free device may be considered negligent if it causes the driver to become distracted from what is going on around him or her.
Even though talking or texting while driving is dangerous and potentially illegal, many drivers do it anyway. Trucking companies have a legal responsibility to stop this from happening, but many of them look the other way and let their drivers get away with this reckless behavior.
I am passionate about getting fair compensation for the victims of truck drivers' and trucking companies' negligence. If you have been injured by a truck driver who was using a cell phone while driving, don't hesitate to contact my office to schedule an appointment.