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Using cellphones while driving

If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to a driver's either texting or talking on a cellphone, you might be facing significant financial losses and have ongoing medical costs and treatment needs as a result. Under New Jersey law, both texting and talking on handheld cellular devices are prohibited while driving.

If this has happened, you may be able to hold the driver liable for the injuries you suffered. The dangers of using cellphones is well-documented. It has been estimated that approximately 380,000 people are seriously injured and 3,300 killed by drivers who are distracted by cellphones or other similar devices annually.

In New Jersey alone, 53 percent of all vehicular accidents in 2013 resulted from distracted driving. By utilizing such available statistics, you may be able to maximize your recovery and receive more through a personal injury lawsuit than the amount that may have initially been offered to you by the insurance company. Statistics sometimes may be key in proving that the distracted driver was, in fact, negligent and thus caused the accident and your resulting injuries.

Our attorneys are very familiar with the dangers of using cellphones while driving. We regularly help our clients who have been seriously injured in such accidents utilize statistics as well as other evidence to prove the negligence of the distracted driver. By collecting the evidence and presenting it in the right way, we are often able to help our clients recover compensation far beyond the settlement offered by insurance companies following our clients' accidents. If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you might learn more by reading our page on cellphones and driving.

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