The lawyers of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have seen distracted driving become a major cause of accidents in New Jersey and across the country.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from the most recent three-year stretch in which distracted driving accident statistics are available shows show that these crashes produce:
All distracted driving is dangerous. However, most evidence suggests the greatest risk comes from texting and driving. When a driver texts and drives, he puts not just himself but passengers and others on the road at risk as well.
If you have been injured in a texting accident caused by another driver in New Jersey, the law firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., can help you to sort through all options for seeking relief for your losses, including:
Determining what route to take in your case can be confusing and frustrating at a time when you should be focusing on your recovery and your family. Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., can help to relieve your stress by doing this work for you and seeking compensation you need to carry on with your life.
We provide free and confidential initial consultations. To schedule one today, call 1-800-LAW-2000 or fill out our online form.
Texting while driving has been proven to present significant dangers. In fact:
Distracted driving statistics suggest that teens and young adults are at the greatest risk for texting accidents. Distraction.gov reports:
Because texting and driving is so dangerous, New Jersey bans texting by all drivers. Additionally, under state law:
New Jersey laws help to prevent texting accidents and play a role in taking legal action when someone causes an accident by texting. If a driver is breaking a safety law and causes a crash, the driver is presumed to be negligent (or negligent per se).
An employer may also be held liable if an employee causes a crash while on the job due to distracted driving such as texting.
Many people fear that if they take immediate action to file a claim, they will be penalized because it looks like they are motivated by money. This is a huge mistake because insurance companies often start their investigations while the accident victim is still hospitalized.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, it is crucial to speak with an experienced attorney about what you can do to protect your rights.
The car accident lawyers of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., are ready to help. Since 1981, we have devoted our legal careers to helping people throughout New Jersey who were injured due to the carelessness of others. Call us today at 1-800-LAW-2000 or complete our online form to schedule a free and confidential consultation right away.
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