Texter can be liable for recipient’s accident


If the well documented dangers texting while driving does not scare you enough already, a N.J. court has now held that you may have to pay if the person you text has a car crash while reading and/or responding to  your text, if you have reason to know they are driving at the time.

I saw the figure recently that 21% of our motor vehicle accidents now involve cell phone use, so be assured that there will be plenty of cases we attorneys will bring that will stretch the liability boundaries with respect to anything involving the use of cell phones while driving – especially when we already know that the level of distraction that accompanies cell phone use while driving is similar to being legally drunk.    See End Distracted Driving

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