Distracted driving has caused countless vehicle accidents throughout Pennsylvania, but proof of the dangerous practice is often difficult to uncover. In handling a personal injury claim arising from a car or truck crash, knowledgeable attorneys search for evidence of distracted driving in:
Cell phone logs
By subpoenaing the cell phone provider of the at-fault driver, an investigator can find out if that driver was making a phone call or texting at the time of the accident. Texting, in particular, is one of the most dangerous things a person can do while operating a motor vehicle, taking their eyes off the road for a full five seconds while reading or sending a single text. Clear evidence of such dangerous behavior can prove pivotal in a personal injury claim.
When people see a driver acting dangerously, it tends to stick in their minds. By interviewing witnesses to a motor vehicle accident, an investigator can discover valuable accounts of texting, tweeting, sharing and other activities people do on their phones.
Is the at-fault drive a serial distracted driver? A driving record that provides proof of past careless behavior can diminish doubt that a person was at fault in causing a car accident. Exposing a driver’s past can provide the added benefit of getting that driver off the road for good, or at least for several months, while their driver’s license is suspended or revoked.
No matter how certain you are that an at-fault driver was engaging in careless behavior, the legal system demands proof. By harnessing new technology and age-old investigative techniques, personal injury lawyers are finding the evidence that proves pivotal in distracted driving car accident cases.