Under Title 39 of New Jersey state law, driving while talking on a cell phone or texting, is prohibited. While violating the state’s cell phone-texting ban is a traffic court matter, if an accident is caused by someone on a cell phone or texting, they can be held liable for their negligence. This is important since New Jersey is a 51% – modified negligence state. This means if you are held 51% or more at fault, you can’t recover damages for your losses. Since insurance companies are interested in reducing the amount they pay in claims, it’s not unusual for them to try to shift as much blame as possible onto you, the injured party. However, in cases where the other driver was on a cell phone or texting, it’s difficult for insurers to shift blame away from their policyholder.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman, we recover cell phone records of drivers who were texting or talking on a cell phone at the time of an accident. We expose their negligence and recover damages for our clients.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car or truck accident due to the other driver texting or talking on a cell phone, contact car accident lawyer Jeffrey I. Amtman today for a free consultation.
Our personal injury law office recovers financial damages for people suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver on a cell phone:
Spinal cord injuries
Back and neck injuries
It’s not unusual for someone who was texting or on a cell phone at the time of an accident to deny it. That’s why our office obtains the cell phone records of the other driver even when it’s not known for certain whether he or she was on the phone at the time of an accident. Even if a driver admits to talking on the phone, he or she may deny that it had anything to do with an accident. In order to expose distracted or reckless driving, we measure skid marks—especially in rear-end collisions—analyze the contents of a driver’s GPS or black box data recorder system, and interview witnesses.
Typically, when a driver is distracted, he or she will undertake sudden avoidance maneuvers – sharp turns of the wheel, slamming on the brakes, or suddenly drifting outside of their driving lane. As your attorney, Jeffrey I. Amtman investigates car and truck accidents from different angles to uncover cell phone use or texting while driving.
If you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident caused by someone talking on a cell phone, contact personal injury lawyer Jeffrey I. Amtman today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.