Essex County Texting While Driving Accident Attorneys
When a driver sends or reads a text while driving, talks to someone using a handheld cell phone or even is engaged in a conversation on a hands-free device, it takes the driver’s attention away from the road. In that time, a light can change to red, traffic can suddenly come to a halt or a child may enter the road. The driver’s inattention can result in a severe accident, resulting in catastrophic injuries and deaths.
New Jersey Lawyers Handling Cell Phone-Related Accidents
Our Essex County texting while driving accident lawyers at Greenberg Minasian, LLC, help accident victims and their families in northern New Jersey pursue accountability for the negligence of other drivers and help them secure the compensation necessary for past, current and future financial needs associated with the accident.Contact our law firm for experienced legal representation following an accident caused by another driver’s cell phone use, including:
- Using a handheld cell phone while driving
- Receiving or sending texts while driving
- Other distracted driving involving cell phone use or other distractions
The New Jersey legislature has enacted some of the most complete and strict distracted driving laws in the nation, cutting down significantly on car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents involving texting, cell phone use and other handheld electronic devices. Unfortunately, still a significant number of traffic crashes result due to the negligent and distracted driving of drivers on cell phones or other devices.
New Jersey’s distracted driving laws include the following restrictions of cell phone and electronic device use while driving:
- Only hands-free cell phones are permitted for all drivers
- Texting while driving is prohibited for all drivers
- Drivers under the age of 21 (or drivers with probationary licenses) are prohibited from ALL cell phone use while driving, including hands-free devices
- School bus drivers are prohibited from texting and all cell phone use while driving
- Public transit operators are prohibited from texting while driving and from all other cell phone use while driving
Justice and Accountability for Distracted Drivers
Drivers who violate New Jersey’s hands-free cell phone laws and other distracted driving laws face sharp penalties, including a minimum $100 fine and 90-day license suspension (penalties increase with each subsequent violation). However, as experienced personal injury lawyers, we understand that this means nothing to accident victims except that the wrongdoer was held accountable for violating the law.
Our car accident attorneys work diligently to ensure the negligent driver is also held accountable for the damages resulting from those reckless actions — the medical expenses, lost wages or lost income, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and other hardships endured by our client following the truck accident, auto accident, motorcycle crash or other motor vehicle accident.
First Consultation Always Free — Never a Fee Unless We Win
At Greenberg Minasian, LLC, we provide knowledgeable advice that informs accident victims about their right to be compensated for their injuries and their options for moving forward with a case, whether it involves pursuing a claim against the distracted driver or other avenue of compensation. We do this at no cost to potential clients in a free no-obligation consultation. When representing a client through a personal injury or wrongful death case, we take on all financial risks and never charge a fee for our services unless we recover compensation for our clients in a negotiated settlement or verdict.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a texting while driving accident or other accident caused by another driver’s cell phone use, contact our West Orange law firm to arrange a free consultation.
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We represent clients in West Orange, South Orange, East Orange, Orange, Newark, Livingston, Verona, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, and throughout Essex County.
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