Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Distracted Driving Accident Cases
Chatting on a cell phone or texting while driving on our Pennsylvania and New Jersey roads and highways is causing car accidents and truck accidents in ever-increasing numbers. In Pennsylvania there are over 6,000 distracted driver accidents each year involving drivers using a handheld cell phone.
In New Jersey, the numbers are even higher. According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, distracted driving contributed to more than 20,000 car accidents in 2007. More than 1,500 distracted driver accidents involved handheld cell phones and 1,421 involved a hands-free cell phone.
Get Experience on Your Side
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile, LLC in Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, locally at 215-642-2335 or toll free at 215-642-2335.
Our attorneys are ready to jump in to fight on your behalf, so you can concentrate on getting better. We have an extensive record of success in litigating against insurance companies, and are prepared to do the same for you. Contact a personal injury lawyer at our firm today for a free initial consultation.
Distracted Driving Laws
In the State of New Jersey it is illegal to talk on a handheld cell phone or text while driving. No moving violations points are issued, but drivers are fined $100. In the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fine for talking on a handheld cell phone while driving, bicycling or using a skateboard is $75 for the first violation. No moving violation points are assessed.
No statewide Pennsylvania law has been passed yet. If the current bill in the House Transportation Committee becomes law, drivers must pay a $50 fine for texting while driving. Fines would double in a school or road construction zone.
Injuries from Distracted Driving Accidents
If you have been injured by a driver who was texting while driving or fiddling with the controls on his or her radio or iPod, you may entitled to compensation.
We have helped many clients win the compensation they deserve. Contact our Bucks County law office today to consult with a skilled attorney.