Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Problem

Jeff Varcadipane

October 29, 2021

Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Problem

Driving in the modern world is both safer than ever due to the features in automobiles and also more dangerous than ever given the distractions that drivers now encounter. From billboards to smartphones, there are constantly things in the world calling the driver’s attention away from the road, leading to distracted driving and often causing serious accidents. 

The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, have the experience and knowledge to stand up for victims of distracted driving accidents and hold negligent drivers fully responsible for the harm they cause. Contact our firm for an evaluation of your situation today.

Distracted Driving is Against the Law and Makes a Driver Liable for Damages 

If a driver violates the law and causes an accident, they should be liable for the injuries and losses that result. There are strict laws in New Jersey against texting or using handheld mobile devices while driving, and for good reason. Distracted driving is a dangerous activity that caused the deaths of 3,142 individuals in 2019 alone and is considered one of the leading dangers on American roads today. 

Distracted driving is more than just texting, however, and it can involve any activity that takes attention away from driving. These include:

  • Talking or texting on your phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Using the in-vehicle entertainment or navigation system
  • Speaking to passengers
  • Paying attention to children in the back seat 

Distracted driving causes many car accidents, and if a driver was distracted when they hit you, they should be liable for the damages. 

An Attorney Can Help Determine When Distracted Driving was Happening 

Knowing whether another driver in an accident was talking on their phone or otherwise distracted while driving can be difficult to determine for most individuals. You were in your own vehicle, watching the road, and likely could not see into other drivers’ vehicles. An attorney knows what questions to ask and what evidence to collect to prove that a driver was distracted. They can also use other subsequent illegal driving behaviors caused by distractions to prove liability – such as veering from a lane, failing to stop, or running a red light. 

Reach Out to One of our New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys 

Being injured in an accident with a distracted driver can lead to life-changing outcomes for you. Your vehicle may be damaged, your body injured, and your ability to get back to work may be delayed or not at all possible. When someone else causes your accident, you are entitled to compensation to make you whole – which means to put you in a position as though the accident had never happened. This can include recovering compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.

After an accident and injuries, do not wait to contact Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, to schedule a consultation today to discuss a possible case. We can determine your rights and handle every step of the process. 

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