The Case of Kubert v. Best and Colonna: Remote texting liability
New Jersey Court of Appeals opinion: A texter could be held liable if the recipient gets in a car crash and injures or kills someone else
Case impact: A “remote texter,” i.e., “one who is texting from a location remote from the driver of a motor vehicle,” can be held liable for crashes caused by their texting, but “only if” the “sender knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted.”
For more information, read our blog on the case: “Remote” texting someone while they’re driving? You could be liable!
Here’s the official New Jersey Court of Appeals opinion on Kubert v. Best and Colonna.