The last thing you expected was to get caught in a car accident. However, since it happened, you should focus on the things that you can do, not the things that you could have done. That being said, you should start exploring your options: what can you do to increase your chances of obtaining the compensation for your injuries?
For starters, you should get a lawyer. Don’t have one in mind? Our Virginia auto accident attorneys are one phone call away. Simply call, schedule your free consultation and learn how you can secure your compensation.
Do you have reasons to believe that the other party was using their cell phone at the time of the accident? Here is how you can use cell phone records in your car accident case.
Cell phones are the main cause of driving distraction. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 37 percent of all people who get injured in a car accident was using their cell phone at the time. That being said, it should be evident that using a cell phone in any way while driving may get you in a life-threatening situation.
The following actions should be avoided at all cost while driving:
- Speaking on the phone
- Browsing the net
- Searching for the music
- Checking the email
- Playing video games
If you have to use your phone while driving (answer a call or reply to an urgent email), look for a place to pull over and do it while completely stopped.
Phone Records Could Help You Win The Case
If you have any reason to believe that the other party involved in a car accident was using their cell phone at the time of the accident, you should call your attorney and seek professional help in recovering their phone records from that time. Your attorney (assuming that you have one) can file a request to obtain the other party’s phone records from the moment of and before the accident. This involves their:
- Data usage
- Calls made at that time
- Texts sent at the time
- Emails sent at the time
If the records prove that the other party was using their phone (which is a distraction) at the time of the accident, you will have a claim in hand with almost no chance of failure. Be sure to contact our car crash lawyer if you do not have one on speed dial, and schedule your consultation today to learn how you can obtain the other party’s phone records.
In 9 out of 10 cases where phone records showed that one person was using their phone at the time of the accident, that person was usually the one responsible for causing the accident.
Using cell phones while driving is extremely dangerous, and it can cause one or more people to end up with serious and life-changing injuries. Take responsibility into your own hands, and never use your phone while behind the wheel.