6 Pieces of Evidence to Prove Distracted Driving

6 Pieces of Evidence to Prove Distracted Driving

There are many things that can be distracting when you are driving your car. Sending texts and reading emails with your phone is a common cause of distracted driving but it is not the only disturbance in your concentration while behind the wheel. Eating, putting on makeup, rowdy passengers, adjusting the radio, and more are all going to take some amount of your attention away from driving. This is dangerous because even just a couple of seconds of distraction while driving can potentially lead to a catastrophic car accident.

Distracted driving is one of the most common reasons that crashes happen. Every year thousands of people lose their lives because they were involved in a car accident where distracted driving was a factor. Distracted driving is reckless and if you live in the state of Mississippi when a distracted driver causes your car accident, you can file a Mississippi personal injury claim against them to obtain compensation. To learn more, the Jackson personal injury attorney at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC can discuss the personal injury claim process with you.

How Can You File a Claim Against a Distracted Driver?

6 Pieces of Evidence to Show Distracted DrivingWhen you file a personal injury claim against another party, you have to verify that they behaved negligently and that is what caused the accident and your resulting damages. To show liability, you have to put together a claim that has ample evidence and supportive information.

Showing that a driver was distracted at the time of the accident can be difficult to prove. But, it is not impossible to establish that distraction was a major factor in your crash. The following six types of information are the most compelling for demonstrating that distracted driving existed. If you have one or more than one of these valuable pieces of information you may be able to make the case.

  1. Testimony from eyewitnesses that are able to indicate they saw the driver was distracted.
  2. Video footage from a dashcam or other nearby video surveillance.
  3. Cell phone records can show if the individual was using their phone at the time of the crash.
  4. If there are any posts on social media that the driver made at the time of the crash these can show that the driver was focused on another activity other than driving.
  5. In rare cases, the driver may admit that they were not paying attention.
  6. The police report may include that the driver was distracted.

Gathering the information that you need for your claim can take time and anything can happen along the way that may result in delays. So, it is important to take your case to a Jackson car accident attorney as soon as possible and get the claim process started. You only have three years to bring your claim under Mississippi’s statute of limitation laws. You have even less time if the driver was a government employee, in which case, you only have one year.

Speak with a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today

Obtaining compensation from personal injury claims can be complicated but the Jackson car accident lawyer at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC can assist you. To schedule your free consultation with the Germany Law Firm, PLLC, please call (601) 487-0555.