In a recent decision, it was reported here that a New Jersey Appeals Court held that a person who is texting a driver could very well become a defendant in a lawsuit and be liable to someone who was injured due to such texting.
Texting another driver while you are NOT driving could get you sued! Don’t text and drive and don’t text someone you know is driving! Just don’t do it!
Apparently, the Court issued a statement which said: “We conclude that a person sending text messages has a duty not to text someone who is driving if the texter knows, or has special reason to know, the recipient will view the text while driving.”
While the “bar” may be high to get past to sue such a person, we are seeing Defendants routinely sending subpoenas for cell phone records and investigating. Phones are becoming “ultra” mini-computers that people seem to be “addicted” to. It can wait–don’t send texts. Don’t read e-mails. Keep your eyes on the road so others can arrive safely to where they are going.
You can contact us here 24/7/365 (and we really mean that as we will answer our phone) if you have anyquestions and to learn how we may be able to help you or your loved one who has been a victim of a crash or accident – in particular, you will find that we listen, take your phone calls and e-mails (and even text messages–BUT NOT WHILE DRIVING!!). We would be honored to help you with your matters – large or small.