How Can I Prove Texting and Driving Caused My Car Accident?

How Can I Prove Texting and Driving Caused My Car Accident?

Texting and driving is illegal in most states. It’s a tempting thing to do: just glancing down at the phone, and then glancing back up. Some people even text by while looking at the road. Despite this, texting and driving can lead to accidents. Taking your attention from the road even briefly can be dangerous.

If you have been in an accident due to someone else texting and driving, you should know your options. Talk to a car accident lawyer. They know how to prove that some else’s recklessness caused your accident. You won’t be able to access the other person’s phone to confirm your suspicions. But there are still ways to prove texting and driving occurred. Car accident attorneys in Beaumont, TX know how to help.

 

Look at Cell Phone Records to Prove Texting and Driving

The first place to look is at cell phone records. Let your car accident lawyer find a way to do this. You won’t have access to these records, but after the claim is filed, your lawyer can gain access to them. They’ll look at the time of the accident and find any evidence that texting and driving was the issue.

Cell phone records can give a good clue to what the other driver was doing just before the accident. But you must know the time the accident occurred, and phone records do not always match. For example, let’s say the other driver was parked. They sent out a quick text and put the phone down. They turned on the car and backed up and caused an accident.

The text and the accident were minutes apart. But this doesn’t mean the driver was texting and driving. You must also look at the circumstances around the accident. Your lawyer will know how to look at these records for your case.

 

Witnesses

Another aspect of your case to consider is any witnesses of the accident. They sometimes notice things that the driver can miss. Car accident attorneys in Beaumont, TX can contact all the witnesses. They’ll know what questions to ask to help your case.

If a witness saw the other driver on their phone, that can help your case. If they notice the other driver looking down intently, that can also be useful information. This is why you should get contact information about witnesses at the accident. The police can often gather this information too. Finding out what witnesses know can bolster your case.

You don’t have to talk directly with witnesses about the case. That’s what your car accident lawyer is there for. You should concentrate on healing after the accident and let the car accident attorneys in Beaumont, TX handle the rest.

 

Officer’s Testimony

You can also look at the testimony of the officer at the scene. After an accident, law enforcement should arrive. Make sure to alert them if no one else does. They will talk with you and the other driver, as well as any witnesses. They’ll take notes of what they see at the accident scene, which can be valuable information for you.

After collecting all the accident information, the police will write out a report. This is the best piece of evidence after an accident. It contains a lot of information your lawyer will use. If the police think texting and driving occurred, that information will be in the report. Your car accident lawyer can use this in your claim.

Your lawyer will obtain the police report for your accident as soon as you hire them. This gives them a lot of evidence to use for your claim, and it gives them a good place to start. If the information about texting and driving is already there, that can help speed up the case.

If you’re in a car accident, texting and driving may be the cause. Don’t try to handle the claim on your own. Hire car accident attorneys in Beaumont, TX to be on your side.

Texting and driving is not allowed in Texas. But many people still do, and a simple text can be enough to cause a car accident. After a texting and driving accident, you need a car accident lawyer. Contact us at Brent Coon and Associates. We can help prove texting and driving caused your accident. And we can get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today!

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