Texting While Driving in Long Island, NY
Representing the Victims of Texting Drivers
Texting while driving is banned in the state of New York. When a driver
is texting, they are not only violating the laws, but they are a considerable
danger to others around them. If you have been injured because of a texting
driver in Long Island, now is the time to discover your options and get
the representation you deserve. At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we can
help you address your case and steer you in the direction of getting the
compensation you deserve from the driver who is at fault. It is important
to file an effective claim and get experienced legal counsel from a Long
Island personal injury lawyer immediately.
Cell Phone Laws and Fines in New York
The state of New York has placed a ban on using hand-held cell phones and
texting while driving. Their laws have become stricter in an attempt to
control the amount of drivers who use their cell phone while driving.
Instead of getting three driver violation points, a driver now receives
five driver violation points for using their cell phone. Upon receiving
11 points, the person's license will be suspended. In addition to
these points, a person will also be faced with a fine. These fines include:
First Offense: The initial time that a person violates the ban on cell phones, they are
faced with a fine of $50 to $150.
Second Offense: The fines associated with a second time offense within an 18 month time
span of the first offense are between $50 and $200.
Third Offense: Within an 18 month time span from the initial offense, a person is subject
to a fine from $50 to $400.
Police officers are now able to pull over individuals for violating the
cell phone laws. This is in comparison to less recent laws in which a
police officer was only able to pull over an individual for violating
another crime. Once pulled over for the initial violation, a citation
for cellphone use could be given.
Have you been injured by a texting driver? Call a Long Island personal
Over the recent years, cell phone regulations have become stricter. With
increased fines, increased driver violation points and even higher penalties
for beginning drivers, drivers are still found violating the laws that
are set into place. If you are the victim of a car accident that resulted
from a texting driver, The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. can help. You deserve
to receive the appropriate amount of money needed for the injuries and
damages that resulted from the accident. By addressing your case with
an experienced attorney, you can start focusing on recovering while they
worry about the legal matters involved. Whether you are suffering from
temporary injuries, a permanent disability or vehicular damage, now is
the time to
call a Long Island personal injury attorney from our firm!