Distracted Driving Can Cost Lives Get The Compensation You Need
February 1, 2016
If you’ve been in a car accident recently, one of the things that you may have found is that the other driver was acting negligently by chatting on the phone or texting a friend. It’s important for you to know that these actions are illegal in most circumstances, so that could be enough of a reason for the other party to be at fault for the collision. If they are found to be at fault, then they will need to compensate you fairly for your injuries and suffering.
Did you know that distracted driving is the cause of around one out of every 10 fatal accidents in New Jersey? This means that many people who are injured or fatally wounded in New Jersey could be saved every year if drivers were paying attention to the road instead of to other distractions in or outside their vehicles.
The New Jersey State Police data from 2014 reported this statistic to be true along with the fact that the number of people driving while distracted is simply increasing each year, despite efforts to promote the dangers of texting and using a cellphone while behind the wheel.
Using a hands-on cellphone is illegal in the state, except for when you’re stopped at a red light or stopped in traffic. The idea, of course, is that if you’re using your phone when you’re stopped, you can’t cause an accident. Our website has more information about distracted driving and what you can do if you’ve been in a car accident with a dangerous driver. You deserve to receive fair compensation.