Holding Drivers Accountable For Distracted Driving And Texting Behind The Wheel
Roads are a dangerous place even when people are paying attention. But they have become even more dangerous, especially when drivers are texting while driving, using their cellphones when behind the wheel or are otherwise distracted while operating a vehicle. When drivers are distracted, cars and trucks can be as dangerous as any weapon.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at the hands of a distracted driver, it is in your best interest to speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Fishman & Fishman, LLC, about your rights. We handle auto accident and other personal injury cases in Cherry Hill, Camden County and throughout South Jersey, seeking compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings and medical expenses.
Maximizing Compensation For Victims Of Distracted Driving
The primary culprit of distracted driving is texting behind the wheel. In New Jersey, it is illegal to use a cellphone without a hands-free device. This includes texting while driving, surfing the internet, using a map app or simply talking on a handheld phone. If someone is found to have been using a phone improperly, it could open the door to punitive damages in addition to the personal injury compensation.
Using a cellphone in any capacity is not the only distraction drivers face, however. Other examples of distractions include:
- Applying makeup
- Operating laptops and tablets
- Programming a GPS
- Talking to or arguing with a passenger
- Dealing with children in the car
Remember: As a society, we know how dangerous it is to drive while distracted. There is no excuse that justifies placing the lives of innocent people at risk while driving. We will fight aggressively to make sure that you receive the full verdict or settlement you deserve, and we will not allow the insurance companies to push you around and shirk their responsibilities.