The truth is that it is a challenge obtaining proof the other driver was distracted, especially without video evidence. You can rely on the old-fashioned eyewitness to testify to the facts the other driver was texting. However, what if there are no eyewitnesses?
Well, due to advanced technology, you do not need an eyewitness. Your vehicle accident lawyer in Houston
, Texas, can subpoena the third-party’s phone records. The lawyer will use the records to determine if the phone was being used at the time of the accident.
With such evidence, the jurors are most likely going to take the side of the driver who was not texting while driving. Therefore, if there is evidence showing the other driver was distracted, then you have a better chance of being awarded compensation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that distracted driving accidents resulted in roughly 400,000 people sustaining injuries in 2018, based on estimates. Moreover, distracted drivers became involved in accidents that resulted in the loss of more than 2,800 lives in 2018.
Among drivers involved in deadly distracted driving crashes, one out of every four were between the ages of 20 and 29, and drivers between 15 and 19 had a higher chance of driving distracted when fatal accidents occurred than drivers of other age groups.
This highlights the dangers associated with distracted driving for younger drivers, but drivers of all age groups can become distracted.