Fort Lee Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys
Bergen County Texting While Driving Lawyers
When a person driving a motor vehicle is not paying attention, the resulting accidents can be devastating. Distracted drivers can be held accountable for their negligence when it causes injury to others.
Attorney Jae E. Lee and the Fort Lee car accident lawyers of Jae Lee Law provide the prompt and thorough investigation to prove fault for an automobile accident. We have won damages for serious injury or fatality resulting from drivers who were texting on a cellphone or otherwise too preoccupied to drive safely.
Contact our law firm online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced New Jersey auto accident lawyer.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is any behavior that takes the driver's attention away from the task of operating the vehicle: looking away from the roadway, taking his or her hands off the wheel, doing other things while driving, or mental distractions such as intense conversation. Texting while driving is so dangerous because it involves visual, manual and mental distractions.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is a factor in 20 percent of all injury crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes that drivers using a handheld device (cellphone, MP3 player, etc.) are four times more likely to be involved in a crash. A study by the University of Utah concluded that using a cellphone slows a driver's reaction times the same as being legally drunk.
Sometimes drivers are so distracted that they run a red light, drift into another lane or slam into another car from behind. In many cases, they do not even hit the brakes before impact. In other accidents, there may not have been a traffic violation per se, but inattentive driving slowed reaction times or caused a crash situation.
At Jae Lee Law, we excel at tracing the cause of car accidents to show the underlying negligent or distracted driving such as:
- Texting or talking on a cellphone
- Grooming (shaving, applying make-up)
- Eating and drinking
- Reading a map or navigation system
- Changing the radio station or CD
- Bending down to pick something up
- Turning to interact with passengers
New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers for Distracted Driver Car Accidents
We offer a free initial consultation, and we regularly meet with injury victims in their homes, at the hospital and other locations to accommodate their needs. Our Hackensack, North Bergen and Fort Lee personal injury attorneys take every case on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay anything unless we win compensation for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced Bergen County auto accident lawyer.