DISTRACTED DRIVER ACCIDENT
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
• Using a cell phone or smartphone
• Eating and drinking
• Talking to passengers
• Reading, including maps
• Using a navigation system
• Watching a video
• Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
According to the NHTSA, 10% of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the crashes. And, drivers in their 20’s represent 23% of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 27% of the distracted drivers and 38% of the distracted drivers who were using cell phones in fatal crashes.
If you were seriously injured or if your loved one was killed in a car accident, another driver may be considered negligent if he or she was voluntarily distracted. Our distracted driver accident attorneys at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble will conduct an investigation that will most likely include a review of cellphone records and email records. We will review the records to find out whether the driver was using the phone or might have sent or received a text just before the accident. If it turns out that texting or talking may have contributed to the crash, we then have an advantage when negotiating with the insurance company. Consideration of laws against texting while driving and cellphone use while driving (other than hands free) may make your injury claim or wrongful death claim more compelling. However, any evidence of preventable distracted driving can strengthen your claim, whether or not there are specific laws targeting a particular distracting activity by drivers.
Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers New Jersey
Contact the New Jersey Distracted Driver accident lawyers at the offices of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817 for a free no obligation consultation. Our team of experienced distracted driver accident attorneys will determine the exact circumstances of a particular distraction that lead to an accident. You or your loved ones have every right to know who is responsible for your accident. Even more important is to determine to which extent a distracted driver contributed directly to the accident and all consequences associated with it. By winning your case our distracted driver accident lawyers are raising the awareness in New Jersey about the importance of safe and responsible driving. While fighting your legal battle side-by-side with our distracted driver accident lawyers, you are sending a strong message that this kind of reckless behavior can’t and won’t be tolerated. There’s no excuse for a driver to allow him or herself to be distracted while driving. Let’s make sure that New Jersey drivers pay extra attention while driving for the sake of all of us.