The car accident attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Tri-Cities want to get you the most compensation for your car accident case. To do so, often times there are ways to prove a distracted driver caused the car accident. Distracted drivers cause nearly one in five car crashes, reported the Center for Disease Control’s Injury Center. In Idaho between 2010 and 2014, 223 people were killed in a car accident involving a distracted driver and 2,018 people were seriously injured according to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). If you’ve been injured in a car accident, how can you prove the accident was caused by a distracted driver. For this it is essential to hire an experienced attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm. Our law office has handled hundreds of car accident cases and been able to receive considerable money settlements for those clients.
What is a Distracted Driver?
A distracted driver is defined as having been doing one or more of the following directly prior to the car accident:
- Adjusting the radio
- Eating or drinking
- Using an electronic device
- Distracted by external factors, for example turning to view a car parked on the side of the road.
Ways to Prove a Distracted Driver Caused the Car Accident
If you get rear-ended during a car accident, how would you know that the driver was following too closely or distracted by texting? This is exactly why you need an experienced attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm to fight for you. Some things you could do to help your case include gathering evidence from the crash scene such as:
Witness testimony. This is especially crucial for proving the other driver was distracted. Gather as many witnesses from those who saw the accident happen as you can. Along with their statement, also gather their contact information (name, phone number, email).
Take pictures and video the scene. Gather photos of all cars involved in the accident showing damages. It is also very helpful to have photos or video of the inside of the other driver’s vehicle to help prove distraction. For example if you see open food containers or the other driver’s cell phone sitting on the front seat, take a picture for evidence.
Police report. Always be sure to call authorities after an accident so they can create an official police report of the accident. The police will ask all drivers involved for a description of what happened. The negligent party will typically tell the officer if they were texting or eating prior to the accident.
Hire a Car Accident Lawyer from Parke Gordon Law Firm
Auto accidents and personal injuries are not uncommonly caused by distracted drivers. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Tri-Cities believe every client deserves fair representation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve from a car accident or any other personal injury such as a truck accident, motorcycle accident or wrongful death. Call the law office of Parke Gordon for a free consultation to review your case with an experienced and trusted attorney.
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