Texting & Driving Can Be Devastating

In New Jersey, all drivers are banned from texting while driving, and for good reason. It’s estimated that answering a text takes your attention away from the road for five seconds. If your speed is 55 mph, that’s long enough to travel the length of a football field.

Facts and Statistics

The facts and statistics are alarming and include:

  • Texting while driving is equivalent to getting behind the wheel after approximately four beers (National Transportation Safety Administration)
  • Eleven teens die each day due to a driver who was texting while driving (Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts)
  • 1.6 million accidents occur yearly because of texting while driving (National Safety Council)
  • Drivers are twenty-three times more likely to crash while texting
  • Brake reaction is slowed by eighteen percent


Injuries Caused by Texting and Driving

There are a number of injuries that can result from a texting while driving accident. They include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disks
  • Amputation



Victims of texting while driving accidents may incur property damages and high medical bills depending on the severity of the crash. Personal injury claim damages can include compensation for:

Medical Treatment – This consists of costs for hospitalization, continuing treatment expenses, and money for anticipated future medical bills.

Pain and Suffering – This refers to the physical pain and emotional trauma victims suffered.

Lost Wages – Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to receive compensation for lost wages if one’s injuries caused them to miss work.

If you have received injuries as a result of an accident caused by a person who was texting while driving, please contact us. As New Jersey personal injury lawyers, we can help you through a personal injury claim from beginning to end so you get the compensation you deserve.