Distracted driving is dangerous, resulting in many accidents across the U.S. In 2019, 387 fatal crashes involved using a cell phone as a distraction. The number of people killed by all distracted driving-related behaviors is much higher, an estimated 3,142 deaths in 2019. When people cause accidents because of distracted driving, they must be held liable for the injuries and damages.
If you are the victim of an accident and you believe the other driver was distracted, you need several pieces of evidence to prove it. The initial police report helps determine liability, but a car accident lawyer at our law firm can gather more evidence to prove distracted driving.
Call Fieger Law today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you get maximum compensation after a distracted driver accident.
What Evidence Does Your Lawyer Need for a Personal Injury Claim?
Working with Detroit car accident lawyers at Fieger Law can help build a strong case by showing that a distracted, negligent driver caused your injuries. Our dedicated and skilled attorneys can collect evidence to corroborate the facts in the police report using our network of legal resources and local contacts.
Call us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you gather these pieces of evidence for your personal injury claim after a collision with a distracted driver.
Cell phone records
Your Fieger Law attorney can recover data to prove a driver was on their cell phone before the accident. The phone stores the user’s data, including the times the screen was active and the apps used at the time of the accident.
Phone records can display the date and time of a text or phone call the driver received or made before the accident. Work with lawyers at Fieger Law and discover how we can collect cell phone records to support your case.
Your passengers, pedestrians, and other people may have seen the driver using their cellphone, eating a snack, or grooming themselves in the mirror. If you have their contact information at the time of the accident, your lawyer can speak with them to help build your case.
Contact our attorneys at Fieger Law for help getting statements from witnesses. Statements from multiple witnesses can help put together a consistent story of a driver’s distraction behind the wheel.
Footage from local businesses can show what the other driver was doing at the time of the accident. Many security cameras run on loops, meaning that old footage is overwritten after a certain amount of time.
The re-recording process might occur daily, every few days, or monthly depending on the camera system. Witnesses may have video recordings from their cellphones and dash cams of the accident.
Contact Fieger Law for help requesting video footage from local business owners and witnesses.
All light vehicles manufactured after 2014 have event data recorders (EDRs) that collect and store a driver’s activities, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There might be records of the speed and if the seat was buckled in the EDR of the negligent driver’s car.
Your lawyer can use this data to learn more about the circumstances of the accident and have an expert witness, such as a technician, obtain the data on their behalf. Find out how they can do so by contacting us today for a free consultation.
Photos and videos
Photos of tire tracks and skid marks can show the driver did not focus on the road. Your videos can show the point of impact between your vehicle and the other car at a busy intersection with traffic signals where people stop frequently.
If possible, you may have photos of evidence in the other driver’s vehicle, like an open food container, children in the back, or a recently used makeup bag.
Learn how providing your videos and photos can help your lawyer corroborate your allegations when you call Fieger Law today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.
Expert witness testimony
Expert testimony can help connect existing evidence to the accident and support your claim. Their testimony can help your lawyer present a more compelling argument based on the evidence.
Call us for a free consultation to find out how your lawyer can work with an expert witness to support your case.
Get Justice for Your Distracted Driving Accident
It may be challenging to prove distracted driving, but an experienced personal injury lawyer from Fieger Law can make collecting evidence easier. We have won more than $500 million for accident victims just like you nationwide, and we can help you regardless of where you live and where the accident occurred.
We strongly believe every victim deserves the best legal representation possible. Contact our law office today to schedule a no-obligation, free consultation. Let us help you ease the financial burden of life-altering injuries and loss of property following an accident with a distracted driver.