A woman in New Jersey sent a text message to a person who was behind the wheel of a car. Now, she is being sued for encouraging distracted driving, according to an article in the New York Daily News.

David and Linda Kubert were riding their motorcycle in September 2009 when a car driven by Kyle Best struck them. Best was looking at a text message on his phone when the accident occurred.

In the accident, David and Linda each lost a leg. Now, they are suing the sender of the text message, Shannon Colonna. According to them, Colonna knew that the person she was texting was driving.

Later this month, a judge will rule whether or not a text message sender can be held accountable for encouraging distracted driving. Our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving and to not distract others who are behind the wheel.

An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

Since 1975, the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney has been providing legal assistance to car accident victims in Treasure Coast and South Florida. The firm sponsors a Facebook campaign to help end distracted driving entitled Hang Up and Drive! We believe that distracted driving is a life-threatening behavior that can be stopped.

If a distracted driver in Florida has injured you or someone you love, call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.