Mobile Devices And Texting: When Severe Injuries Occur As A Result

Cellphones and so-called smart phones have become widespread in the last decade. While these devices are extremely convenient and may improve our lives in many ways, there is a time and a place for these phones.

Talking on the phone, sending texts or surfing the Internet while driving is simply a terrible idea.

Recognizing the dangers associated with texting while driving, New York passed a law that bans the use of hand-held phones while driving. In spite of these laws, many motorists continue to use hand-held mobile devices while driving.

The damage caused by distracted drivers is undeniable. If you were injured in a cellphone- or texting-related accident, a lawyer can be critical in helping you obtain a complete financial recovery, including damages for your pain and suffering. From our office in Manhattan, Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., serves injured people and their families — across New York City and throughout the metropolitan area.

The Knowledge And Skill You Need To Make An Effective Case

Our team of lawyers is led by Carl Lustig and Mitchell Sassower. Each offers more than 30 years of legal experience. This experience has taught us that there are no shortcuts in litigation. In order to give our clients the best possible chance for recovery, our attorneys prepare to try every case before a judge and jury.

As a practical matter, this means that we fully investigate every aspect of your accident. We will work closely with your medical professionals in order to know how your injuries will impact your life going forward.

In some cases, it may be necessary to retain expert witnesses to establish your damages. Our hard work and complete understanding of legal strategies and procedures have helped many past clients recover meaningful compensation after a serious injury.

Were You Injured By A Distracted Driver?

Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. You will also owe no attorney's fees unless we secure money damages for you.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.