A New Jersey appeals court sends a tough message to people who text.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

The court finds a person who knowingly sends a text can share a liability if they know the recipient is driving and likely to read the text while behind the wheel. And if the driver causes an accident. Yesterday's ruling comes in the case of a couple who lost their legs when their motorcycle was hit by a teen who was texting and driving in 2009. The couple also sued the driver's girlfriend who sent him messages though the judges agreed with a lower court that there wasn't enough evidence to hold the girl in that case liable.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.