Every year, hundreds of people in New Jersey are injured by drivers who text or talk on cellphones or do other things that take their attention off the road. New Jersey, along with many other states, has taken action to curb distracted driving, especially texting while driving. Even so, many drivers continue to jeopardize the lives of others by talking and texting even though it is against the law.
At the Law Offices of John F. Mifka, we provide powerful advocacy for those who have been injured by someone who was texting while driving in Philadelphia and throughout southern New Jersey. With nearly 40 years of legal experience, Philadelphia and South Jersey texting and driving accident lawyer John F. Mifka understands how to deal with insurance companies and build strong cases. Under his leadership, our firm works tirelessly to recover full and fair compensation for our injured clients and to hold drivers accountable for their actions.
Since 2008, it has been illegal for New Jersey drivers to send text messages while driving. Use of hand-held cellphones has been illegal since 2004. These laws are considered "primary" laws, which means an officer can pull a driver over for cellphone use or texting without having to see any other type of violation.
With three decades of legal experience, attorney John F. Mifka understands how to gather evidence, including cellphone records that may show that a driver's phone was in use at the time of the collision. If it turns out that texting while driving contributed to your car accident, truck accident or other auto crash, that gives us an advantage when negotiating a settlement with the insurance company.
Insurers know that the public views texting while driving as very irresponsible. Some of those citizens would be on the jury. Rather than risk a finding of liability by the jury, the insurer may prefer to settle the case favorably and out of court. Whatever course your case takes, you can be confident in our ability to guide you through it and be by your side during the entire process.
If you believe a distracted driver was at fault for your accident, or someone you love was involved in a fatal car accident, speak to personal injury lawyer John F. Mifka about your options. For a free consultation, please call 800-262-3331 or contact us online.
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