If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and you believe texting and driving is involved, one of the things you want to do is speak to the investigating officer. Let him or her know that you think that the other driver may have been texting.
The officer then can speak to the at‑fault driver, question them about whether they were texting. The officer can look at their phone to see if a text had been sent or received. The officer can also contact the cell phone provider for that driver to find out if a text had been sent or received. If a lawsuit is filed, you can also issue a civil subpoena to find out if a text had been sent or received at the time of the accident.
Recent statistics show that you are six times more likely to be involved in an accident if you’re texting and driving than if you were drinking and driving. Other statistics show that someone texting and driving is 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than a non‑texting driver. Even though states are issuing bans on texting, texting and driving is still a major problem on our highways.
For more information, please contact our office.