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Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Texting While Driving

As we all know, or should know, texting while driving is unsafe. This is common sense, but texting while driving has been established a basis for negligence recognized by the New Jersey Appellate Courts and can create responsibility for an accident.

Experts agree that there are three types of distraction when texting while driving:

  1. Visual – taking your eyes off the road;
  2. Manual – taking your hands off the wheel; and
  3. Cognitive – taking your mind off the road.

While all distractions can adversely impact safety, texting is the most dangerous because it involves all three types of distraction.

Cell phone records for the date and time of the accident are commonly requested in New Jersey to see if the person was texting or talking on a cell phone, such as to create a distraction and cause the accident.

The most important reason to not text or use a cell phone while driving is the safety of yourself, your passengers and other people on the roadways. Texting while driving is another factor that can make you responsible in whole or in part for an accident. This can include not only causing you to violate a rule of the road, but also can prevent you from observing another driver in time to take evasive action so as to create partial responsibility for an otherwise avoidable accident.

While cell phone use is the most notable form of distracted driving in New Jersey, other distractions may give rise to liability, such as:

  • Using a Navigation System
  • Adjusting a Radio, CD Player, or MP3 Player
  • Personal Grooming
  • Eating and Drinking

Our Atlantic County attorneys at HYBERG, WHITE & MANN are experienced in distracted driving auto accidents and have the knowledge to advise you of your rights. Give us a call at 609-407-1000 to schedule your free consultation.

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