Distracted driving refers to any conduct that takes a driver's concentration away from the road, their hands off the wheel, or their eyes off the road. Distracted driving is responsible for approximately 400,000 road accident injuries each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you've been hurt in a vehicle accident you believe was caused by a distracted driver, you might be wondering how to prove it. Read on to learn about ways to prove it and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for help.
Report from the police
Police reports are important evidence in any sort of vehicle accident injury lawsuit since they provide a wealth of information regarding the accident's circumstances as well as the officer's finding of blame. If the officer saw the other motorist engaging in distracting activity or saw evidence of such behavior shortly after the accident, this would be very conclusive evidence that distracted driving caused your accident.
Records from cell phones
Mobile phone usage is a leading cause of distracted driving accidents. Talking, texting, using applications, and browsing the web on a cell phone are all incredibly risky things to do while driving. If you believe the motorist who caused your accident was using a mobile phone at the time of the accident, you can use their cell phone records to prove it. To obtain these data, you will need to engage with a vehicle accident lawyer who can assist you in obtaining the required subpoena.
You may be caught on camera more often than you realize while driving. Traffic cameras at junctions, security cameras at neighboring businesses, and even dash cams on other people's cars might all record footage of your collision. It's well worth having your automobile accident lawyer contact the owners of the cameras and ask to look at their footage to see if there's any evidence of distracted driving or other pertinent information.
Anyone who witnessed the accident might testify in your case as a witness. This applies to both pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles. Witnesses should remain at the accident scene until law police can interrogate them. The police report will include their statements. If they observed any inattentive driving, your lawyer can re-interview them to acquire further evidence for your case.
Reconstruction of an accident
Physical evidence from accident scenes is used by accident reconstructionists to determine how accidents occurred. In situations of distracted driving, the accident reconstruction is likely to establish that there is no other logical explanation for the collision than the driver's failure to pay attention to the road.
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