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Distracted Driving Attorney New Jersey

Morristown NJ Distracted Driving Attorneys

Aggressive legal representation when distracted driving causes injuries

Distracted driving is quickly becoming more of an epidemic in the United States than drunk driving. The National Safety Council estimates there are nearly two million cell phone-related accidents every year with about 400,000 resulting injuries. In fact, nearly one in four accidents can now be attributed to distracted driving. At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey car accident attorneys take on distracted drivers,  proving their negligence caused your injuries. We are tough on dangerous drivers and compassionate to the needs of injured victims.

Using technology against distracted drivers

Proving fault is the most important step in order to recover damages  in a personal injury lawsuit. Traditionally, distracted driving has been difficult to prove the driver was doing something other than driving at the moment of the accident. Our New Jersey car accident attorneys use metadata and phone records against distracted drivers to prove they were not paying attention at the time of the collision, but were texting or emailing. Our goal is recovering compensation for you and your family.

Watching out for distracted drivers in New Jersey

Although it has been illegal to use anything but a hands-free device in New Jersey for several years, the distracted driving epidemic in the state continues to  get worse. Drivers need to remain vigilant at all times, looking for  signs that someone around them is distracted. Our New Jersey car accident attorneys suggest that swerving erratically or seeing the screens backlighting at night are two of the easiest signs of a distracted driver. Key statistics to keep in mind include:

  • Younger drivers are most likely to be distracted when driving: half of all teen drivers admit to regularly texting and driving.
  • Texting is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting for just five seconds while driving at 55 mph is the same as closing your eyes for more than 100 yards
  • Nearly half of drivers between 18 and 29 have admitted to surfing the internet while driving

Call our 24-hour call center today to speak with a Morristown car accident attorney  if you believe you were hit by a distracted driver

The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Leonard Legal Group are here to answer all of your questions and provide reliable legal guidance. Contact us at 973-984-1414 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Night and weekend appointments are available.