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Text senders could also be held liable for distracted driving accidents

South Memphis, Tennessee resident Betty Isom’s adopted grandson, Marcellus Anderson, was hospitalized after his vehicle was struck by a driver who was reading a text message while behind the wheel along Union Avenue.

According to personal injury attorney Janika White, courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are handling lawsuits that would help decide whether  sending text messages to people known to be driving the moment the text message is sent can be held liable for the accident that ensues involving the distracted driver. She noted that, “in Tennessee, I haven’t seen a case like that yet, but Tennessee could potentially follow some of that case law.”

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