Are SENDERS of texts responsible for car accidents??

The NJ App Div recently ruled in Kubert v Best, A-1128-12T4, that a texter could be responsible for an accident to a driver receiving the text. The driver received a text from his friend and the court ruled that a sender of a text can POTENTIALLY be liable only if the sender KNEW or had a SPECIAL REASON to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted. The court specifically stated: “We conclude that a person sending a text message has a duty not to text someone who is driving if the texter knows, or has a special reason to know, the recipient will view the text while driving.”

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