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Do Not Text A Driver In New Jersey

If you text and drive, do not — it is against the law. If you text someone you know is driving, do not — you just may be held responsible if an accident occurs because the driver is distracted by your text. ...more

N.J. Court Rules: Texters Can Be Found Liable For Texting And Driving From Their Living Room—The Implications For E-discovery

Locals were stunned when a New Jersey Appeals Court held “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...more

BEWARE – Texting Someone You Know is Driving a Car May Make You Guilty of a Crime.

A recent decision issued by the Superior Court, Appellate Division, Kubert v. Best, has garnered a fair degree of attention because of its clear impact on civil automobile accident litigation....more

Litigation Outlook: Sender Beware: Texting a Driver May Impose Liability on the Sender

Last year, we wrote about the corporation’s responsibility to put a stop to the employee’s dangerous and potentially fatal habit of texting while driving. Several developments have occurred in this quickly changing area of...more

Liability In NJ Texting-While-Driving Claims Stops With The Driver

Many accidents involve only two parties — a driver whose negligence caused the accident and an individual who suffered injuries because of the negligence. However, many accidents may involve liability on the part of multiple...more

Texting Accidents In New Jersey: Who Is Responsible?

A New Jersey accident involving a pickup truck and two motorcyclists helped establish an important rule on liability when phone texting is the cause of the mishap. ...more

New Jersey Contemplates Raising The Bar For Distracted Drivers

In 2012, more than 590 people died in traffic accidents in New Jersey. That was 32 fewer than the previous year— a 5% decrease....more

Despite The Risks, Distracted Driving Is Still On The Rise

Distracted drivers endanger not only themselves, but also occupants of other vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk. With the rising popularity of smartphones, the problem only continues to get worse....more

Study Finds Adults Text Behind The Wheel More Than Teens

Often there is a push for the promotion of safe driving habits among teenagers in Alabama and the rest of the nation. In recent years, there has been a very significant focus on texting while driving among teenagers. However,...more

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Everyone, it seems, is plugged into a cell phone or tablet, texting, talking and surfing the web. But when misused, the convenience of ubiquitous communication can quickly become a menace, particularly if a driver decides to...more

Alabama Drivers Continue To Find New Distractions On The Road

Distracted driving is an ever-growing and ever-evolving issue as new technology is developed to prevent drivers in Alabama from focusing on just driving. First, cellphones came along, and with them new distractions like...more

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