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Ways To Prove A Texting Driver Caused Your Florida Car Accident


Auto accidents in Sarasota and southwest Florida happen for many different reasons. However, on many occasions, texting is to blame. Drivers take their eyes off the road to read phone screens. They punch in keys to create and send messages as well. Even though people have been told repeatedly not to text and drive, many of them still participate in the activities. 

Then, they are surprised when they hit someone else. Texting and driving don’t mix. They are tasks that should be completed separately. Unfortunately, that isn’t always what happens, though. When victims get injured in crashes because of negligence, they can file lawsuits against responsible parties. Why would they want to do that? We are glad you asked, and the answer is to recover compensation for the damages.

Those that go this route will need to prove the driver was negligent. That isn’t always a simple chore, but they don’t have to face the situation alone. We have successfully resolved more than ten thousand accident injury cases. They have also recovered over five hundred million dollars for accident victims. 

If a person was texting before your crash, please, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a free case evaluation. We will now look at some of the methods we use to prove negligent motorists were texting and driving. Hence, curious individuals should stick around and read on to learn more.

Witness Statements

There are often onlookers around when accidents go down. They see all sorts of things, and probably much more than some people would like. For instance, somebody might spot a driver holding their phone above the steering wheel texting before a crash. Witnesses are one way to prove a texting driver caused your accident, but if none of them were present, that could be a problem.

Phone Records

Phone companies track peoples’ texts and calls. No, not like big brother. They aren’t bugging your device and listening to conversations. Nor are they reading the messages you send and receive. The organizations do have text and call information, though. Thus, if you need to prove a driver was texting during an accident, don’t forget to dive into their phone records. The data could make all of the difference in the world for your case.

Surveillance Camera Footage

Did your texting/car crash escapade happen near a store, restaurant, or club? Yes, then there might be video evidence to back up your claim. These and other establishments have surveillance cameras. The devices deter crime, provide peace of mind, and capture evidence. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is so true, especially when it comes to a personal injury lawsuit. 

Accident attorneys can gain access to surveillance cameras. Heck, they can even get the footage from traffic cams as needed too. If you must prove someone was texting and driving, surveillance cameras can do that, and then some.

Doing nothing could prove to be a mistake. Why? For one, people that get hurt in car crashes sometimes can’t work. They and their families experience lost wages and have trouble paying the bills. Also, plenty of new bills come to fruition for things like doctors, surgeries, and prescriptions.

Don’t get left with a mountain of recovery debt when you did nothing wrong. 

If you have been involved in an auto accident in the Sarasota / Bradenton area on Florida’s west coast, contact the personal injury attorneys who have won more than $500 million dollars for their clients, and get your free case review today.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Ways To Prove A Texting Driver Caused Your Florida Car Accident

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