When tragic accidents occur in the lives of Knoxville residents, severe physical and mental injuries can result. Making matters worse, it is not always immediately clear how the accident that caused the injuries occurred in the first place.
Indeed, there are many different dangers that exist on the road, and it is not always easy to pin down whether any particular issue was involved in a crash. Recently, for example, this blog discussed the dangers of texting and driving and other forms of distracted driving. While many individuals understand texting and driving is not smart, they may not fully realize how dangerous it can be, as a person's attention and vision is distracted from where it should be.
If the other driver was engaging in texting and driving at the time of the accident, it can play a large part in establishing that driver's liability for the crash. The texting and driving may be evidence of negligence, which the injured person must prove in order to receive compensation for the car accident.
Accordingly, injured individuals will want to investigate the other driver's phone usage around the time of the crash if it is suspected the other driver may have been on the phone at the time. Aside from asking the person directly, such as through a deposition, the injured party might also get a hold of the other driver's phone records. This documentary evidence can then be used to show the phone was used at the time, which can be invaluable, particularly if the other driver is not forthcoming on the issue.
Our firm understands the importance of obtaining evidence of texting and driving or other forms of distracted driving. We work with our clients to determine what issues are involved in the case, and what evidence may best show the other driver's negligence. We can then investigate the matter and obtain the necessary evidence to put our clients in the best possible position for obtaining relief. For more information on our firm's services after a car accident occurs, please visit our webpage on car accidents.