Distracted Driving
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Distracted Driving
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Distracted Driving Car Accident Attorney

Distracted driving is dangerous in New Jersey

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,522 individuals in 2021.

As the NHTSA notes, “Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.”

According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS), FY22 Annual Report, it noted “Driver behavioral issues such as speeding, driving distracted, and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol continue to plague our roadways. Over the five years between (2017-2021) more than 55 percent of all crashes in New Jersey were the result of speed, distracted driving, and/or impaired driving.”

Common Examples of Distracted Driving Accidents

Whether the at-fault driver is sending a text, eating/drinking while driving, using their GPS navigation for directions, many New Jersey drivers are not paying attention, and sadly, cause accidents. The typical types of car accidents involved in distracted driving accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-swipe crashes
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Crashes at Intersections
  • Head-on Collisions
  • Crashes during slow-traffic congestion
  • Wrong-way driving
  • T-bone Accidents
  • Accidents due to Drivers running Stop signs / Red Lights

Common Injuries in New Jersey Car Accidents

Serious injuries from being involved in a car crash include:

This past April 2023, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety kicked off its annual “U Text. U Drive. U Pay.” campaign. In 2022, during this same campaign, it was reported that law enforcement handed out more than 8,000 tickets for cell phone use or texting.

Contact Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers for Immediate Assistance!

If you, suffered a serious injury in a New Jersey car accident, Lyft or Uber accident, or sadly, lost or a loved one in a New Jersey car accident, the dedicated Car Accident Injury Attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are here to help. For more than 30 years, we have been helping clients who have been seriously injured in all types of accidents. We are a five-star rated law firm, recovering a total of more than $100 million on behalf of our clients. We will do our best to hold the negligent driver fully accountable for their actions and get you the justice you deserve.

We recognize the challenges you face as a result of a serious motor vehicle crash and are uniquely positioned to protect your rights and help you through the recovery process. To learn more and to schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call today at 973-920-7900. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win your case. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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