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Distracted Driving Laws in New York | Accident from Distracted Driving from Cell Phones or IPad's

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

New York laws about distracted driving such as driving while on a cell phone, while texting, or using any other type of electronic device while driving is prohibited by New York Law. 

New York law specifically addresses the use of cell phones while driving and the use of portable electronic devices in Article 33 Section 1225c and 1225d. It states that the use of cell phones (with the exception of hands-free texting and hands-free phone calls) and other portable electronic devices such as a PDA, hand held device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, broadband personal communication device, two-way messaging device, electronic game or portable computing device. 

When a person is driving while distracted in New York there is allowed to be a ticket issued up to the amount of $150.00.

Car Accidents Involving Distracted Driving
Car accidents involving distracted driving in New York are normally considered the fault of the person who was distracted while driving if you can prove they were distracted. Cell phone records may be asked to be submitted by the alleged distracted person if a lawsuit is started against the person.

Sometimes proving liability in a car accident where the person was distracted while driving may be hard if the alleged distracted driver does not admit fault or admit to the fact that they were distracted. 

Hiring a lawyer may be in your best interest if you are having trouble with your claim. If there was an injury caused by a car accident from distracted driving feel free to contact us for a free consultation. To speak with Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island car accident lawyer call 718-701-2776 or fill out our online contact form