Burlington Texting While Driving Accident Attorneys
Cellphone use, GPS use and tablet computer use by drivers at the wheels of cars and trucks are very dangerous habits. Many cities, counties and states have passed laws against texting while driving in recent years. These laws are in response to the serious dangers posed by negligent driving.
Subpoenaing cellphone records is often a straightforward way to determine whether a driver was texting and driving. These records can be powerful evidence of distracted driving whether there are specific laws against the practice or not. As of 2012 in New Jersey, drivers can be given citations for texting and driving.
Distracted Driving Is Dangerous
Today’s generation of young drivers has grown up using texting devices anytime, anyplace. Drivers of all ages tend to take useful applications of cellphone usage to hazardous levels. For example, using a smart phone to look up directions before leaving a parking place may seem like a good idea. However, continuing to text while the car is in motion is dangerous because it prevents a driver from paying full attention to traffic and the road.
Texting While Driving Often Contributes To Reckless Driving
Simply put, it is unfortunately “natural” for many people to text and drive at the same time. Drivers can easily be lulled into a false sense of security, believing they are watching the road despite the fact that they are texting at stoplights. Next thing you know, they are looking away from the road and failing to watch out for hazards.
Since 1965, Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., has represented people injured in car accidents. We are very experienced at preparing persuasive arguments on behalf of our clients who have been injured through others’ negligence — including distracted driving.
We Offer Free Consultations For People Injured In Texting While Driving Accidents
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