Sending Text to Someone You Know Who is Driving and You Could be Liable for Injuries

It looks like New Jersey is coming down hard on texting while driving - and not just on the driver.  In a recent, tragic car accident case, the plaintiff sued the sender of a text message for the plaintiff's injuries.  The plaintiff's position was that the text sender contributed to the accident.  While the judge failed to hold the texter liable, it was only because she didn't know (or have special reason to know) that the receiptent was actually driving at the time of the accident.

So what does that mean for future cases in New Jersey (and potentially other states)?  That means serious consequences may come down if you are texting someone you know to be driving.

Tell us what you think.  And you can find the CNN article below:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/29/us/new-jersey-texting-crash-sender-liable/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

 

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