In the 1930s when radios were first installed in vehicles, there were arguments over whether or not it was a good idea in the first place. The question was this: Do auto radios present an accident hazard or should they be left alone? Even so, by the end of the 1930s, about 30% of cars on American roads came set with radios and to this day basically every vehicle on the road has a radio installed in it. But how dangerous can they be?
As it stands, distracted driving is a hazard and poses many risks, such as causing serious accidents, injuries, and even sometimes death. In New Jersey as well as many other states, texting while driving is strictly prohibited. However, as we know, there are many other ways in which you can be distracted while driving. Consider using the radio, talking to friends and removing your eyes from the road, or even applying makeup.
In the Event of an Accident
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Distracted driving may be considered negligence in the event of an accident. If a driver was distracted with the radio when an accident occurred and it caused any sort of injury or property damage, the distraction will greatly increase the likelihood that a driver will be responsible in full. This could result in monetary liability if it makes it to court.
Have you been involved in an accident and distracted driving was to blame? Call your personal injury attorneys at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi today. We will help you get the compensation you deserve.