Distracted driving is an ever-increasing cause of motor vehicle crashes in the United States. Distracted driving includes more than just texting while driving. It includes things like eating, applying makeup, talking to passengers, talking on the phone, using a mobile phone for GPS, using a mobile phone for music, or tuning the radio. In 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes. While there have been many laws passed in recent years, as well as awareness campaigns about the dangers, distracted driving is still an ever-present danger on our roads today.
If you’ve been the victim of a distracted driver, you need a personal injury lawyer who knows who to prosecute these types of claims. Often times distracted driving crashes might not be obvious who is at fault. We have experts who are trained and certified in doing image downloads of the defendant driver’s phone, which is usually where the majority of liability evidence resides. We have handled cases where we were able to present evidence to the jury that a driver had been using his phone for GPS, texting, online dating, and music in the minutes leading up to the crash. This evidence was key in securing a favorable verdict for our clients.