Distracted driving has become an epidemic. According to the US Department of Transportation, approximately 3,154 people were killed in auto accidents involving a distracted driver in 2013. Texting behind the wheel has become a dangerous habit that many of us still do. And with new innovations in technology such as wearable tech like the Apple iWatch, it’s easy to keep our eyes off the road. By not paying attention, you can get into a serious car accident that may result in someone’s death.
If you live in Jersey City, Newark, or anywhere in New Jersey and get into an auto accident caused by distracted driving, you are entitled to compensation. For more than 25 years, Jersey City personal injury law firm Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling auto accidents throughout New Jersey. We know how to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Distracted Driving is Against the Law
In New Jersey, there are certain bans on cell phones that protect drivers from distracted driving. These include:
- A ban on handheld devices for all drivers
- A ban on all cell phone use (both handheld and hands-free) for bus and novice drivers
- A ban on texting for all drivers
This means if you are caught driving and texting in New Jersey, you will receive a hefty fine or worse if this was the cause of an auto accident.
Causes of Distracted Driving
Cell phones are not the only devices that could distract a driver. Other causes include:
- Talking to a passenger
- Fiddling with the radio
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Reaching for something inside the vehicle
- Looking up directions on a GPS
- Applying makeup
It’s very easy to be distracted, but it is also dangerous.
If You’ve Been Injured, Call Now
Don’t wait much longer. If you were involved in an auto accident in New Jersey where the other driver was distracted, act now. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.