According to the US Department of Transportation, approximately 3,154 people were killed in auto accidents involving a distracted driver in 2013. Whether because of texting at the wheel, fiddling with music devices or using wearable technology like the Apple iWatch, it’s pretty easy to be distracted while driving. By not paying attention, you can get into a serious car accident that may result in someone’s death.
If you get into an auto accident caused by distracted driving, you may be are entitled to compensation. For more than 25 years, Jersey City personal injury law firm Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been getting victims of auto accidents the compensation they deserve.
Distracted Driving is Against the Law
In the state of 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
If you are caught texting behind the wheel in New Jersey, you will receive a hefty fine – or worse, if this was the cause of an auto accident.
Causes of Distracted Driving
- 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
If You’ve Been Injured, Call Now
Don’t wait much longer. If you were involved in an auto accident in New Jersey due to the negligence of a distracted driver, you need to act now. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.