Ron Bell -New court rulings may affect Arrive Alive -Don't Text and Drive! Two states have rulings regarding liability for people who place a text message to a driver. If you distract a driver you may be liable in an accident.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Albuquerque Attorney Ron Bell has seen recent court rulings in New Jersey and Texas that states that texting a person you know to be driving can make the texting party legally liable for a crash if they are on the other end of the phone at the time of your accident. The judges maintain that texting is akin to creating a distraction to the driver and that can cause an accuident.
Obvious concerns include: How do I know when someone is driving? Will there be laws passed to tell us when we can text? How can I prevent someone from texting me? Don't forget the obvious answers--the driver is ultimately in control and their good judgement will always prevail when dealing with any risky situiations. This is another reason to be sure that your friends and family are aware that there may be future cases tried and won against people not in the vehicle but held liable for causing an accident.
If you have been injured by a distracted or texting driver call the offices of Ron Bell at Bell, Hughes, Colemn PA. They can discuss your case at no cost to you and determine if you ihave a case. We have attorneys who focus their practice on distracted driving cases and have helped thousands of individuals receive compensation for injuries and wrongful deaths. We are offering free case evaluations for individuals who suffered because of texting and distracted drivers.
Call Ron Bell at the Bell, Hughes, Coleman Firm in Albuquerque today to discuss your case.
Call (505) 242-7979 or email us at Ron@898-bell.com
Ron Bell is a practicing attorney in New Mexico for more than 30 years. He primarily limits his practice to personal injury law. In August of 2008 Bell merged his firm with the Hughes Coleman firm from Nashville,TN. The new firm offers all types of injury litigation and representation.
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