Proving a crash was caused by a distracted driver

It is important to know that distracted driving includes more than just texting.

It includes activities like eating while driving, handling the radio or applying makeup. Anything that takes the attention of the driver away from the road is considered distracted driving.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, here are a few key ways to prove distracted driving caused the accident.

•· A police report: A police report filed after an accident can show the conditions of the accident and it may also show an initial evaluation of who was at fault.

•· Witnesses: A witness can be anyone who saw the accident occur. This can include onlookers or passengers in any of the vehicles involved.

•· Cell phone logs: Text message records can prove if a driver was using their phone at the time of the accident.

•· Photos and video: Any photos or video that were shot by a witness can be used to identity distracted drivers.

Distracted driving is illegal in many states including Pennsylvania, yet it is still an ongoing issue. Proving fault in these accidents can often be complex. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green. They will provide you with a free no obligation consultation to evaluate your case.

Source:

Injury Claim Coach, “Cell Phone Car Accidents & Injury Claims”