Cell Phones Increase Personal Injury Claims
Despite the laws designed to discourage Californians from using their cell phones while driving, drivers still use a variety of mobile devices and frequently cause accidents. Cell phones, tablets, and even GPS devices, when misused, distract drivers and cause thousands of accidents every year. If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver using a cell phone, contact a lawyer immediately to start your personal injury case.
Because of myths and misunderstandings about the laws that govern device usage while driving, many drivers don’t realize they are breaking the law. For example, some drivers think that if they use the speakerphone feature, they aren’t breaking the law. Others think that by using the GPS feature on the phone, they are within the law.
You will need the help of a lawyer to determine if the driver who caused the accident was using his or her cell phone. Most people will simply lie when asked if they were using their phone while driving. Because finding the cause of the accident will very often have significant financial implications, you will need your lawyer to help you get the phone records of the other driver. Witness testimony is also helpful to prove the other driver was on the phone; but witness are hard to find even just a few moments after a high speed accident.
Don’t dismiss the value of placing the blame where it belongs. Lawyers and insurance companies will need proof that the other driver was using a mobile device. Call an experienced lawyer today to help you establish cause and firmly place the financial burden where it belongs.