FREE CONSULTATIONS 856.983.8695

Consequences of Texting While Driving in New Jersey – By A NJ Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Philip Ciprietti, NJ Car & Truck Accident Lawyer

Philip Ciprietti offers clients a genuine interest in their well-being and success and places clients’ interests first in all matters. Since 1982, Mr. Ciprietti has been certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

Review: "His commitment and his willingness to go the extra mile, to fight hard for you make Phil an outstanding attorney. He is the one you want on your side." Read more testimonials.

Distracted driving causes numerous accidents every day across the country. Compared to 10 years ago, there are more distractions for drivers today, in part due to technological advances.

Before these advances, distractions for drivers included:

  • eating while driving,
  • putting make-up on while driving, or
  • changing the radio station.

After technological advances, new distractions include:

  • talking on a cell phone or smartphone while driving,
  • texting on a cell phone or smartphone while driving,
  • putting information into a GPS, or
  • putting in a DVD in the media player.

New Jersey drivers are not allowed to talk or text on their cell phones or smartphones while driving. New Jersey is one of the few states that ban drivers from both texting and talking on their cell phones or smartphones while driving, unlike New Jersey’s neighboring state, Pennsylvania.  However, NJ drivers may use a hands-free device to talk on the cell phone.

Related: NJ Cell Phone Use & Car Accident Law: NJ Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving – By A NJ Car Accident Lawyer

When NJ drivers text or talk on their phones while driving and cause car accidents or car-pedestrian accidents, they may face serious consequences criminally and civilly.

Drivers who text while driving and cause fatal car accidents may be charged with vehicular homicide. Last year, a woman, who was allegedly texting, crashed into a truck in Essex County, NJ and killed the truck driver was charged with vehicular homicide. *Source: www.nj.com (Rahway woman was texting and driving when she caused fatal crash, prosecutors say)

In addition, drivers, passengers and/or pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by NJ drivers who were texting while driving may file civil lawsuits against the negligent drivers.

In a NJ car accident lawsuit, the injured party, also called the plaintiff, may recover financial compensation for the damages and injuries they sustained. Some of the damages an injured individual may recover are:

  • past and future medical expenses,
  • past and future lost wages,
  • out of pocket expenses related to the car accident, i.e., rental car expenses, prescriptions, hired help, etc., and
  • pain and suffering.

Studies have shown that texting while driving is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Despite the fact that it is dangerous and illegal to do so, drivers continue to text while driving in Cherry Hill, Camden and Marlton, NJ.

Most drivers who text while driving think that they won’t cause a car accident. The more they text and drive without incident, the more they falsely believe that nothing is going to happen when they text and drive. Sadly, drivers don’t come to the realization that they can cause a car accident until it is too late.

Help After Being Injured in a NJ Texting While Driving Accident

If you or someone you care about was injured in a texting while driving accident in Cherry Hill, Marlton or other parts of Southern Jersey and you want to explore your legal rights, call Philip T. Ciprietti, a NJ personal injury lawyer, to schedule a FREE consultation. 800-281-8695

Car Accident Law Articles

How to Win a New Jersey Car Accident Lawsuit (Part 1)

Numerous New Jersey car, bus or truck accident lawsuits are filed each year in the state, whether they are in South New Jersey (Cherry Hill, Marlton or Camden car accidents) or in North New Jersey (Newark, Edison or Paramus car accidents).  However, not all of these...

NJ Intersection Car Accidents – How to Prove the Other Driver was at Fault

NJ drivers and passengers are often injured in motor vehicle accidents such as car accidents, bus accidents or truck accidents. Though injured drivers and passengers may financially recover for their damages and injuries by filing auto accident lawsuits against other...

New Jersey Car Accidents & Verbal Threshold – Can Injured Car Accident Victims Recover Damages? (Part 3)

NJ car and truck accident victims may sue drivers at fault even if they have verbal threshold on their car insurance policies, as long as their injuries fall under an injury category provided in New Jersey's Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act (AICRA), N.J.S.A....

NJ Residents Injured in Out of State Accidents – Does Verbal Threshold Apply?

NJ Residents Injured in Out of State Accidents Under New Jersey auto injury law, residents of this state who are injured in auto accidents that occur out of state may obtain financial compensation for their injuries and losses. The key issue is the status of the...

Who Pays for a Pedestrian’s Medical Bills After Getting Hit By a Car or Truck in South Jersey?

Motor vehicle accidents happen quite often in New Jersey, including cities like Camden, Marlton and Cherry Hill.  One type of accident is a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident where the pedestrian is hit by a car, bus or truck. According to New Jersey State Police, 131...

FREE CONSULTATIONS

    Spam:  

    *No attorney-client relationship is created by use of this email form. Do not email confidential or time-sensitive information. Call the firm for immediate assistance.

    OUR OFFICE

    79 S. Maple Avenue
    Marlton, NJ 08053
    Phone: 856.983.8695
    Fax: 856.983.0015
    Toll Free: 800.281.8695

    Google Map/Directions