Cell Phone Use and Driving


Of recent note, many motor vehicle accidents are caused by drivers being distracted by cell phone use while driving. Over 15% of all accidents are caused by driver distraction. Over 80% of all adults in the U.S. now have cell phones. Many of these phones are smart phones. To combat this usage in motor vehicles by drivers, many states, like New York State, have adopted laws against cell phone use while driving.

Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a recovery for your severe injuries and the future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering that you experienced.

At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have experience in litigating automobile accident cases on behalf of injured drivers and passengers caused by cell phone using drivers. We will assist you in filing your no-fault application for medical treatment and pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling all types of motor vehicle accidents for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.


If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by a driver using a cell phone, call Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, Attorneys at Law at 716- 285- 9555.

There is no fee for the consultation. If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis meaning if you do not receive payment for your injuries, you do not owe us any fee.

Please keep in mind that there are specific time limitations to file a no-fault application for medical benefits and likewise a lawsuit for your personal injuries.