Can YOU be sued for texting a driver? Maybe, in New Jersey

Do you always know what the recipients of your text messages are doing when you text them? An appellate court in New Jersey is considering whether text senders can be held liable when a driver reads a message and gets into an accident with a third party. [My bolding]

Yes, you read that first paragraph from Lawyers.com correctly, and if you’re one of those incessant texters I see wandering blindly around the streets of the city — at least half of the people I pass are texting or are otherwise so engaged with their devices they’re not paying attention to whom they’re walking into, i.e., me — you’d better read this piece from Lawyers.com: Can You Be Sued for Texting a Driver Who Causes an Accident? | Legal News | Lawyers.com.

 

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