How to Prove the Other Driver Was Distracted at the Time of Your Accident
Distracted driving can be lethal. If you have been in an accident with a distracted driver, you will need a skilled representative on your side to help you hold the other driver accountable for the costs you incur as a result of their reckless behavior behind the wheel. However, after the accident is over, it can be challenging to demonstrate that another driver was applying makeup, using their phone, eating, or otherwise driving while distracted.
After you have connected with a personal injury lawyer regarding your accident, there are a few things you can do to help prove that the other driver was distracted:
- Speak to potential witnesses about your accident. Collect their contact information so that you can call on them to testify or shed light on the events that transpired during your accident, if necessary.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident. If possible, snap pictures of the other driver’s car and the damage done to your own after the accident occurs. This can shed light on how the accident occurred and make it clear that another driver was following too closely, speeding, or engaging in other reckless behavior that could have been caused or exacerbated by distraction.
- Obtain an official police report. Most people know not to apologize to the person whose car they hit but are still comfortable speaking frankly with police. As a result, the other driver may be more honest with the responding officer than with you, and the official police report detailing your accident may contain something like a testimony from the other driver regarding their actions or distractions before the crash.
While you may be able to help gather some evidence that the driver who hurt you was distracted, you won’t be able to win your case and obtain fair compensation on your own. The responsibility for proving their liability for your injuries ultimately rests with your personal injury attorney, and selecting the right one can be the difference between a smooth recovery and further damage to you and your loved ones.
We Serve Victims of Distracted Driving in Wichita
At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, we provide representation for people seeking reimbursement for injury-related costs following car accidents and instances of distracted driving. We are experienced Wichita car accident lawyers, and we have the skill and experience necessary to help you get the results you deserve. Connect with a member of our team as soon as possible to schedule your free, confidential consultation and learn about your possible legal options following your accident.